I just picked up this wonderful Christopher Hybrid 5 string. I didn't expect this quality from a Chinese instrument! The bass is 7/8ths size with Busetto corners, and has a carved spruce top. It sounds great! It is very even sounding, and loud. The bass needs a setup, and I am going to have a high C put on the bass instead of the low B. The B sounds good(actually great arco), but is kind of muddy pizz. Overall I am impressed with it!