I am currently trialing a bass with the label "Made in Western German". I have been told that the "ern" means that the bass was made just after WW II when there were four sectors in Germany. On the other hand, the condition of the bass is quite good. The edges are torn up a little, but the finish is in great shape. It sounds great and is pretty loud. Does anyone know how I can get more information on the origin of this bass? Thanks!