First of all, I'm an electric bass player and I'm very interested in learning double bass, so I went to Sam ASh and found this bass there which had been used and price was 999.99 and the person I spoke to said that was a good price for a Palatino double bass. Anyways, I bought it and brought it home and I have been doing some research. What can you tell me about this bass? I'm beginning to think I got ripped off cause I see on the web for 700 bucks brand new and I paid 1000 used. Plause it's got a few dints here and there. I thought well if it's used and they have it for a thousand bucks it must be good. Is this a good bass for beginners?