Is this Hofner bass ply or hybrid? Forgive me, but I am confused by the description "Solid Spruce Top"... http://www.musicianswarehouse.com.au/default.aspx?Pg=21&ProductCode=HSB0603 I know it's a lower-end student bass, but hopefully not too crap. I need an affordable/reliable ply (it will of course need a pro setup). Has ebony fingerboard, 10 day money back guarantee (not able to try in shop beforehand, so enough time for a trip to the luthier). I found an earlier thread here mentioning that Hofner's are manufactured by Paesold in China (Also using A. Schroetter label). However the model no. doesn't match anything on the hofner website (www.hofner.com). I don't believe these basses are widely distributed in the U.S, if at all. Advice anyone?