Please, please, please! I'm so desperate for an upright bass, that I'm thinking of buying this charmer! It's 100% made in America (of Taiwanese patio furniture parts.) I got to play it at the Winfield Bluegrass Fest this year. and both strings (A and D) play perfect! There is even a shingle nail in the back of the Pickax handle at or about the 5th fret so I know where I am when I'm playing! ...Or does someone have a better idea for a starter stand-up bass? I'm hoping to find something that I can play acoustic at bluegrass fests, but something I can transport. What Bass/Cello sounds decent, playable, relatively low cost, and hopefully I can plug it in when I want to compete with a blues band?