No financial interest here or any other connection to this seller / ad; rather just a little heads up for all of the folks who call me on a regular basis every week looking for an old aluminum double bass. Check out this link: Unknown Upright Bass with Case-C500 | eBay From my experience with old Pfretschners, underneath that low budget layer of brown paint looks to be a reasonable condition c.1930s-1950s Pfrestchner aluminum bass. Notice the screws, crimped seams, back "button", neck and soundholes. I've already got another in restoration right now, otherwise I'd have the high bid! Maybee a little holiday present for everyone lusting after Johnny Atomic's pimped out ride..... j.