I need to purchase a DB for my son , he is in high school .He has been using a DB on loan from the schools music dept. since the 7th grade . He is now in his 2nd year of high school and needs an instument to get him thru high school and college. His bass teacher who is also his high school music dept head has agreed to come along and assist with the purchase since I am a BG player and not knowledgable about DB even after reading through the newbie threads. My sons teacher has the name of a luthier he has used but we would like to also go see some others. Do any of you TBs have a luthiers in the NYC area that you would recommend. My funds are limited and can only manage $2500 for a bass&bow.