It's a new Calin Wultur "Corsini Model" fully carved roundback, sold to me by my friend and luthier, Vince Jesse (TB vejesse), who runs the Double Bass Workshop in Madison. Mensure is a tad over 41 inches, so it's not a giant bass, but of a size and proportions that are comfortable and not too hard on the eyes. The widespread advice rings true: "Play as many basses as possible." In my case, having played the same old bass since 1982, I had to play a lot of basses, both inside and outside of my budget, to really wrap my head around the difference between instruments. I wasn't compelled to buy a bass from Vince's shop, but it was nice that I was able to "buy local" after a search that included shops in Chicago as well. Vince's setup work is immaculate, and he provides a very laid back environment.