I recently purchased my dream instrument from a wonderful bass player in the United States. It is a small little Italian bass, most likely from the late 18th century that used to have three strings. The scroll is original but the tuners and neck have been replaced. It was restored by Josh Henley in 2018. The old tuners are with the bass but one of the three doesn't work anymore so the Cincinnati Bass Cellar put on new gears in 2018. The extension is by Heartland Strings in Iowa and it uses a regular low E string instead of extension string!! (it just barely fits) Let me know if you have any questions on this beauty I'm calling "Mirabella".