I've been looking at basses for a number of weeks and I fell in love with this one today and it wound up coming home with me. It is a early 1900's german carved round back. It purrs with a light growl and can get even more aggressive sounding. I have Frankenstein strung up with obligatos for the E and A, weich D and mittel G. A full set of obligatos mellows out the top end while still purring on the low 2. All the reading I have done on strings lately lead to this experimentation. Being a century old, Frankenstein has all sorts of repairs. It is really wild actually how much character Frankenstein has. The shop I bought is from was awesome and are standing behind the bass for a year. I drove home feeling really good and I just did a little recording of it. I will post a little bit of that in the next few days. I just had to post about it. I am so freaking excited.