Our 12 year old son wishes to join the school orchestra and learn to play the double bass. I am seeking a solid used instrument which will make this a positive experience such that he will want to continue the education, vs. being difficult to play and/or poor sound quality. We are seeking an immediate purchase, would consider rental under proper circumstances. He has been measured for a ½ size bass, and 5/8 would be considered, a ¾ is simply too large for him at this time. An Engelhardt/Kay EM3/E3 would be perfect. We am located in Ohio but I travel often for business, including the east & west coast, and we (my son and I) are willing to drive up to 8 10 hours one way so out of state pick up is possible. Our budget is flexible based upon the instrument, accessories (case, bow, stand, etc.) and conditions of the sale. If you have a 1/2 upright/double base available please email details email@example.com. Thank you for your consideration.