Well I finally took the plunge. I just picked up a new (to me) Christopher 103T. Next week it's off to the luthier for a setup. I'm really stoked. It's in nearly new condition. The guy I got it from is a music major at Howard University majoring in piano. He bought this bass about a year and a half ago, played it for one semester and decided it wasn't for him. It's been sitting in it's bag for a year. I got it with a padded bag, a bow, rosin, a string mute and that thing you put your endpin on to keep it from sliding across the floor. Now to find a teacher.