Hi Guys, I'm in a bit of a bind. I'm an Aussie expat, currently live and work in Saudi Arabia. I already play bass guitar in a band and have decided I want to buy a double bass - mainly as a bit of a gimmick for when we do 50's rock. I have found loads of basses in the USA on the web, but shipping to Saudi is extremely expensive. Some time ago, I saw a bass in a shop in town and although the shop's closed, I tracked the owner down to see if he still had the bass. He did and it is at this moment on my lounge room floor. I haven't paid the guy for it but the price is equivalent to $930US. The trouble is, I have no idea what it is or what it is worth. The only markings on it are a sticker inside with another sticker over the top. I can only read the bottom one partially and it says BUBENREUTH 1985 (the "19" part is printed, the "85" is hand written) GERMANY with KH and a cross emblem. The sticker over the top of that says SCHENKELAARS an SB logo and WITH CARE, BEST HOLLAND. There's no major chunks out of the instrument and no scratches, although the whole finish has fine crazing. The finger board has a ridge along it's length and the bridge looks new (well, it's a very light coloured wood and doesn't "look" original) with BAUSCH stamped on it. It comes with a gig bag and a bow. Oh, and the soundpost rolling around inside... Can anyone shed any light on what this thing is and whether I'm paying too much?