Actually, it was Mark Sonksen and his Jeep that helped me get it home but ... I am now the proud second owner of a fully carved double bass, made in Romania by the famous maker "Unknown" sometime between 1999 and 2001. This bass is a modified 7/8 size with 3/4 string length. The bass was selected with the invaluable help and advice of Chicago luthier Mark Sonksen, of Sonksen Strings. It's a handful but sounds great. I look forward to starting lessons in a few weeks and will hopefully do this instrument proud. I'm not digital endowed but you can see this bass on Mark's site, www.sonksenstrings.com . It's No. 0467, Orchestral Series Romanian Bass. As mentioned, I'm the seond owner. Mark has put his touch on this bass to improve the sound and mend a few small cracks. I'm deeply thankful for Mark's assistance. If you are looking for a bass, Mark has a range of tasty treats available, including some restoration projects not listed on the site. He is well worth a trip to Chicago for a visit. Happy New Year to all.