Well I just got a Brand new up right bass. The Bass I got is a "Hamburg" bass that is 3/4 size Here are some of the specs; Solid Spruce Top Fine Quality Ebony Wood Fingerboard, Tailpiece, and Tuning Pegs. Hand Inlaid Purfling Dark Brown Shaded Stain Brazilwood German Horsehair Bow Covering and Shoulder Rest Pockets Comes with Soft Bag Case I ordered it off the net, to save on shipping the place has a retail store that is 2 1/2 hours from me. (the place I ordered it from is over 7 hours away) which they bring it to. So I go and pick it up, In a hurry and did not look it over at the store and the thing has been played before. A lot of ware on the neck from strings and the thing has lots of dings in it. I would say it is a 8.5 out of 10. How much of a stink should I raise about this? I don't care to much about the dings and such but the neck with it's marks is going to really get to up set me. I have not contacted to store to see what they will do, I will do that tomorrow when they open up.