I might have a chance to buy a no name German bass for REALLY cheap today. Are any of the eBay $500-800 double-bass-shaped objects German made? If so, that might be what this is and I'll skip it. My other question is, how can I tell right off the bat whether this is a cheap-o laminate or something worth taking a chance on (aside from playing it, because even though I'm a beginner I have played some cheap, crappy basses and I could tell once I put my hands on it)? But if this one plays well, what are the other telltale signs of a quality, or conversly cheap-o, double bass? What should I be looking for? Thanks!