Please help I have come across a bass I am considering buying (but the price is not high enough to warrant a professional appraisal), the following is what I have been told about the bass (I can trust the seller) and some of the following I have seen. It was hand made in Hungary in 1945 by a Master builder (there is a label). Solid wood, 3/4 size, violin corners, flame maple back, and a hand rubed dark oil (varnish?) finish. It was brought over from Hungary (to Canada) by an excellent builder/repair luthier (the seller). The luthier took off the front and back and repaired a few cracks and checked out the entire inside. A new good quality ebony finger board was put on, a new end pin, a new auger? bridge with adjusters, a new nut, a new sound post (old wood), he took 2 millimeters off the neck thickness as he said it felt too thick for him, and put on helicore orchestral strings (I think). The bass is set up, playable, and has no major damage other than 58 years worth of niks and scratches. It sounds good but not very loud, it probably could use other strings for pizz jazz. There were no buzzes up and down the neck. He was previously selling it for $7,000 or 8,000 US, but apperently now needs some money for home renos. I can have it for $4,300 US ?????????? Any opinions, I know its tough without seeing it but please help. Thanks.