hi, first post over on the double-bass side. i had to leave my db over in tokyo when i moved back stateside, and so as a temporary replacement, i ordered a b-stock engelhardt EC1 from woodwinds&brasswinds, cause it was cheap. ($650) i received it yesterday, and man, was i surprised, the bass was bright red! not a reddish tint, or hue, but glossy lipstick red! (i'll post a pic later tonight when i get home) i've never even see a red bass before, black once or twice, but red??? has anybody ever seen colored engelhardts? i'm sure there's gotta be a story behind this...? of course, it's going back. (they advertised it as being a "beautiful mahogany color") it's too bad, because it was a really nice bass for the price.