I am a long-time BG player interested in taking up DB at some time in the future, and keep my eyes open for deals on instruments. Last week I found a used plywood(?) DB for sale at a local music shop, and they have no info on it whatsoever, other than they "think" it is Korean made (I could find no markings on the instrument on a quick superficial examination). Does anyone know of any Korean makers? I have found on searches here the names Roth and Sunrise, any comments on value for $ on these? Any type of markings to find out who this bass may have been be made by? The intent is for me to find a playable beginner's instrument to take lessons with at some time in the near future (once I find a teacher), and this bass felt and sounded reasonable to my untrained ear and inexperienced hands. For $1000 CAD (about 700 US) it seems reasonably priced. Any comments would be appreciated. Anything to "look for" in terms of basic quality (that might not be apparent to a BG player) of the bridge construction, tailpiece, tuners, fingerboard etc? The body itself is in reasonable shape, the finish is very basic and unimpressive. Thanks for your help guys!