An exciting day, my first double bass. Apparently made by Strunal, I think it's a thing of beauty. I'm a fretless bass guitarist so I have little idea of how to set up and make it sound good or play this darn thing (other than my research on this forum) but it looks incredibly nice. Let's hope the cats don't try to climb it. This is the hybrid version that is Tineo wood laminate on back and sides and the top is carved maple I think. So far the only thing I don't like is the fingerboard which was described as 'blackwood' but just looks painted with blackboard paint, also it is bevelled which I only found out about when I committed to purchase and I don't think that is a help, probably just a hindrance. There are a few blemishes but this is a fairly inexpensive instrument, so maybe I have to expect it. Does the knot in the carved soundboard matter? I will have to get a bow and see how it sounds. At some point I'll have to take some 'proper' pictures but for now, I'll feast my eyes for a bit.