I did some looking through the archives for Juzek basses and I can gather the following: 1) Most were shop basses made by Wilfer or possibly some other shop for Juzek. 2) They seem to be decent basses, but maybe not the last word. Given that, a local luthier has an early 20th century carved Juzek on consignment in his shop. I didn't notice any big issues with it and my instructor has seen and played it. She has high regards for it and is surprised it's still sitting around. The asking price is $5,500 with French bow (don't know the maker) and bag. The consignor used it at a local conservatory and some orchestral work. I don't know why it's up for sale now. I have a Shen SB-180 that I had set up more for jazz work and restrung with Obligatos when I started moving to classical. I won't rule out jazz in the future, though. My instructor suggested that I could get the Juzek once I'm comfortable with arco and use the Shen as a backup/jazz bass. So with that in mind, what is the opinion here of using a Juzek for amateur-level orchestral work? I'm starting to save up for a carved bass and exploring options with a budget of up to $10k. I'll certainly play others before making any final decisions, I'm simply looking to see if this bass should be a consideration.