Does anyone have a fully carved NS Scala or one of the Schnitzer/deSola Testore copy basses in the Chicago area? If so, please PM me if you are willing to let me check it out. I had a great conversation with Arnold this afternoon and am investigating the possibility of having one of these basses made. I'd appreciate any comments or experiences any of you might have with one of these basses. I do want to thank Arnold for taking the time to speak with me today, for the concern he showed for my specific needs, and for the depth and scope of his knowledge. We are so fortunate to have folks of his caliber serving our needs and desires.