I have an american standard, it was in rough shape when I bought it. After much work I've replaced cracked veneers, exchanged the turd colour for a sturdy blond finish and added a hardwood shim under the fingerboard. It's loud and clear but still lacking in upper harmonics. What is this beastie worth now? What would a complimentary carved bass cost? Ideally I would like to keep her and get a nice orchestra bass to go with.