Hi guys, This is my first post. Sorry it's a very repeated topic! I'm saving to buy my first acoustic double bass and again, there are budget issues. I've been looking at Gedo, which seems to have positive reviews. I'm a relative novice, short and like playing jazz. I'm looking at either a Romanian semi-carved which is in my price range now. http://www.gedo-musik.de/shop/product.php?id_product=560 or an Asian one - which apparently is really nice - but I've been a bit put off my previous postings on Asian instruments. It's also double the cost. http://www.gedo-musik.de/shop/product.php?id_product=348 or a Czech if I do a lot of saving. http://www.gedo-musik.de/shop/product.php?id_product=348 The Romanian one is a Hora. Does anyone have any experience of these instruments? I'm sure that if I lived there and had a play, I would know instantly. I'm not an expert, I would just like a nice, easy playing mellow instrument. Thank you!