I am trying to evolve from the electric and am wanting to buy my first upright. I found a new plywood bass at a pawn shop for $900 (PALATINO). Looks cool, but no idea. Also, I saw a 7/8 40's John Juzek for $2500 in a local ad. I'm looking for an opinion. If the Juzek is the real deal, it could be a steal. At the same time, it might be better to start w/a cheaper bass and upgrade once I improve. I love the bass and have been playing the electric for years. My goal is to be able to play standards on the upright. Any thoughts/buying advice would be appreciated!!!