Music123.com is showing plywood Englehardt's at a substantial reduction from the price listed on Englehardt's web site: http://www.engelhardt-link.com/basses.htm The link for basses on Music123.com is: http://music123.com/category/category.asp?d=8&c=354&cn=Upright Basses The price difference appears to be over 40%. Also, there is a Romanian made bass shown there (Florea Lupeni) with an ebony fingerboard for only $1099.00. What's the deal with that? Just the ebony fingerboard alone should be about $400. There is one picture shown of this bass (Florea Lupeni) and it looks kind of like the cheap $600 Chinese bass I went to look at a few months ago. Really hard to say with just one small picture. The Englehardt's look much better. Does anyone know anything about these basses? I will call their 1-800 to get more info on shipping, strings, set-up, etc. Also, I noticed in an old thread on this site someone bought an Englehardt from this Music123.com site and was happy. I will contact them and see if I can get any other info. Thanks!