hello, everyone - I am considering buying this bass. It would be my second DB, my original being an old plywood Kay bass that has some distinct "features" (perhaps more on that later). Anyways, here's what little I know about it from emails with the owner's ex-wife (!): -new strings -new bridge -made in Germany -stamped "copy Antonius Stradivarius" on inside I know a little bit about basses from reading this forum, but I am still a n00b and wanted to ask a few things: 1) Can anyone identify this bass? (pics below) 2) About what value would you attribute to it (owner asking $1,200)? 3) Would this be any upgrade from my Kay bass (for which I paid $500)? As for the reasons for my purchase: I am pleased with my Kay bass, but it is (as I understand it) an introductory instrument, and doesn't play ANYTHING close to any other bass I have played in a music store. The action is super high, which prevents me from playing it for much longer than an hour. The fretboard has a distinct ridge that runs down the length of the E string, the neck has been thoroughly repaired, and the edges are chipping =D. I have learned how to get a decent sound out of her though! Anyways, I would like to buy an instrument that is of a higher quality than the Kay, is not a delicate flower, and is fairly versatile. I play pizz much more (arco is HARD!), and do anticipate playing outdoors. Can someone provide some guidance? Price range is <$5000 I am currently in Boston, MA thank you!