My Father in Law is becoming elderly. Due to health problems he is unable to play his bass. He is considering selling and requested I, also a musician, do research. Canada is a small market. As I know one ochestral musican that retired, sold his bass to someone locally who immediatley flipped it over in the States for profit in excess of $20,000 Can., I thought it wise to invite the bass community to respond. The bass in Question is....... 1954 Couenon....Mirecourt.....France.....model is "Nanny for Solo" Well cared for.... used in the Central band of the Canadian armed forces stage show for years, then with orchestras, chamber music for years....etc..... Being a musician, I appreciate how tentative it is to evalute an instrument sight unseen. Neverless, if anyone can contribute to our thinking on this it would be appreciated. I would expecially like to hear from a working orchestral bass player or two.