I've been in the market for a good bass for a while, and recently played one that sounded great. It also (reportedly) won a recent owner an audition with a major U.S. orchestra. Problem is, it looks like it's been used for target practice - with a cannon - for the last several generations. As nearly as I can tell, the damage has been professionally patched, de-cracked, sealed, etc., to the point where there's absolutely nothing structurally wrong with the instrument. It's just ugly as sin. Am I wrong to care about that?