I recently picked up an nylon-string, classical guitar style, acoustic bass. It's built by Ricardo Sanchis in Valencia in '91. http://www.rsanchiscarpio.com/castellano/indices.html I had seen this style of basses in a few specialized stores before, but this one was different because it's 34", and the body is bigger. It also has a, for this type of bass, unusal (and ugly) asymetric headstock). It has a surprisingly loud sound, far louder and deeper than any other acoustic bass I've played, including Tacoma's and a Taylors. It's probably comparable to a guitarron in volume (dB's, not cm3). Does anyone have experience with this kind of instruments?