Me and my wife were band people in High School (me - Trombone and my wife clarinet), so we are very new to the Bass. My son is in 6th grade and just started the Bass this year (transferring from the Violin) and he is doing so good, his teacher recommended private lessons and for us to buy a BAss for him. We don't have a ton of money and these are much more expensive than the band instruments we played in High School. Can I please get your opinion about these 3 that we found on Craigslist (can't afford new and don't want to rent). 1) a Engelhardt C-1, in near new condition. Comes with a bag, bow, stand, adjustable bridge and has flatwound strings - $900 is the price. 2) Kay C-1, in okay condition. Not sure what it comes with, don't have a ton of info yet. $900 is the price. 3) No name. The owner said he has played and taught Bass for 30 years. Mint Condition. He said it is Chinese made but is a Hybrid with a carved top and plywood for the rest. It comes with a bow, hard case (not an airline case), D'addario strings and stand. He is asking $1,285 All 3 are out of town, with #1 and #2 being the closest. #3 will cost me $400-$500 to get. My biggest worry with number 3 is the low price considering the supposed quality. Any opinions are very appreciated.