My son is going into 8th grade and he needs a new double bass for school. His first bass is trashed. We were looking today at an E. Wilfer for $2000 (used, and, I believe, laminate) or a new Shen for $1700 (laminate). They both had a pretty nice sound, although the Wilfer seemed a little battered. Which do you think is our best option? This is a lot of money for us.