I just responded to this ad: Engelhardt M1 Double bass (3/4 standard size) with fishman pickup and soft carry bag. Great condition. $1000.00 or b/o. I searched Engelhardt's home page, and couldn't find an M1 model, but found an EM1 model. Here's the description: MAESTRO BASS A popular school model that has won wide acceptance by students and advanced players. Properly sized and aligned, it has a close grained spruce top, curly maple back. Beautiful brown shaded finish. Attractive violin shape with rosewood trimmings. This is a durable, yet responsive instrument. EM1 Standard 3/4 size Suggested Retail - $1,845.00 I'm going to check out the instrument on Wednesday. What questions should I ask? What should I look for in the instrument? I don't have any friends that play double bass that I can bring with me to look at it. I'll have to be the authority. Any other advice in regards to this instrument? I will be playing mostly jazz, pizzicato. I would like to explore other genres as well, and would definitely explore playing with a bow. I do know a good luthier in town, although I've never dealt with him directly, who could help with my setup.