Post-war 3/4 plywood made in Czechoslovakia ca. late 40's. I bought this bass in 1972 and had major work done in 2003 by David Gage's shop. I've dragged it around for the last 30 + years and always treated it with TLC. In 2003: new ebony board, end pin, tuners, repaired seams, etc. Bridge was originally put on in 1979 and cut to be adjustable in 2003. Bass is in decent shape with normal wear and tear. Beautiful tone with a real nice growl. Records wonderfully. Strung with D'addario helicore and Pirastro Oliv (D & G). $2500. Bass located in Pleasantville, NY. Will ship.