I had gone to check out this local Mom-n-Pop music store after they moved locations. The guitar tech and I were talking about setting up bass action when I said that my thing lately (last year and a half or so) is electric fretless, and the idea of trying an upright keeps occuring to me. Well whaddya know, "Look behind that door" he says, pointing to an open door that leads somewhere else in the building. I walk over, close the door, and there leaning in the corner is an upright. The owner and the tech guy crowd me as I check it out, meanwhile I'm wondering why the thing is behind a door and not in veiw. After I play for a minute, the owner says "That was $2000, but you can take it home for $1500." Whoa. Beveled ebony board, plywood top, finish is in a sad, sad state, and the only thing I could make out on the sticker inside was something about a "Stradivarius reproduction". I mean, this thing is beat. No idea how old or what maker. What should I be looking for? What's reasonable here, given there's no info about this bass whatsoever?