I'm in need of buying a new bass. My current bass got damaged near the point of being totaled with the assistance of TSA (Department of Homeland Insecurity) Anyways, I have to get the top removed and extensive repairwork done. So this puppy is going to be pretty fragile and I won't be taking it out much. ( mostly recordings )So, I'm looking for a new bass. I want to get something between the higher end Romanian and Chinese basses ($6k ) and some of the better new handmade American and European basses ($18k to $22k). I remember playing one of Golia's basses years ago and liking it. I talked to him and he gave me a pretty good price. (Right in between) I want to get something built to somewhat specific parameters and was wondering if anyone has experience with his basses in comparison to other nicer new basses out there.