Hi- I was over at my luthiers place checking out basses and noticed he had a beautiful Carved Bohemian Bass for sale, among a bunch of other Italian, German, and French basses. It was made in 1890. I can't remember the maker. When he started telling me prices, the Bohemian was by far the cheapest at $9,000. It plays and sounds great...loud, warm tone, and it is in near perfect condition. It has the old style wooden tuning pegs as well as the more modern machines. I am thinking of buying it, but I don't know too much about antique instruments like this one, so I was wondering if anyone could give me some info on Bohemian basses made in this time period. Why is it so cheap compared to instruments from other European areas?