I have a bass made by Romeo Gabute circa 1996 for the Gagnon company. It is a 7/8 Guarnerius design with narrow sloping shoulders and wide lower bout. Wood is calantas throughout (native to New Zealand), with a thick, highly polished ebony fingerboard and figured ebony tailpeice. Tuners are heavy brass, andthe endpin is the one from Cincinatti Bass Cellars that features a removable tip and wheel that attaches to the pin so that it doesn't have to be removed. This bass has a very clear, round sound, and projects very well. I have been using it primarily as a jazz bass, but is also a great orchestral bass. The string length is 41.25" so it is easy to get around, especially with the sloping shoulders. Comes with thick padded cover and choice of any string set under $150 in Lemur's catalog. More pics available on request. Also considering trades for other doublebasses.