So, I've recently been looking to branch out from electric bass to double bass. I've been doing some research, and as part of that, I was scouting my local Craigslist to see if the $1000-1500 I was budgeting to spend on a bass was going to cut it. This past Friday, I saw an ad on Craigslist offering a 7/8 Christopher bass with a carved top for $775, or in trade for a Fender Jazz or Jaguar bass. Well, not knowing much about uprights myself, I brought a friend to take a look at it, and he was pretty impressed with it, enough so that I traded my 2006 (Mexican) Fender Jazz for it. The bass is in good condition, though the finish has a few chips, mainly on the edges. The certificate (is that what it's called?) on the inside identifies it as a Christopher DB5010f made in 1999. I can't find a whole lot of info on this bass online, though I did see this old TB thread, and this other forum thread suggesting that it isn't a hybrid and is entirely carved. Does anyone know if this is correct since from what I've read carved basses need a bit more care from the elements? Is there anything else I should know about this bass (it seems like the 5010's have been discontinued)? Anyway, I'm just really excited to start plunking away at her. Thanks for any info!