I am purchasing my first double bass. It is a Meisel bass with a label that says "Made in West Germany" "Model 9000" "Serial 5103". I am buying it from a local luthier who is going to set it up for me as left handed. Can you anyone give me any info on this bass? When it was made? Where in Germany? I sent an e-mail to Meisel but I have not received a reply. Any help would be appreciated.