Fullly carved Wan Bernadel upright bass for sale. It's a beautiful instrument but I must part with it to make room in my NYC apartment for my recently acquired Juzek. Luthier Wan Chi Koon studied bass-making in Paris and recently gained access to materials that he didn't have previously, like Despiau bridges and German tuners and endpins. My bass was made in 2003 in Bejing and is violin-shaped, with a two-piece spruce top, two-piece flamed maple back, and flamed maple ribs. The bass has a deep low end, with great sustain. The high notes sing with the sound of carved wood. Overall the bass is a bit bright-sounding when compared with my Juzek, but a flexible tailpiece cord has opened up the sound a bit and the sound should continue to darken as the bass ages. I don't play arco much, but I've been playing with a bow to break the bass in, and it sounds beautiful --really articulate--when played with a bow. The String Emporium website describes this bass better than I can. http://www.stringemporium.com/bernadel.htm Check out the testimonials. I've put money into this instrument beyond the initial sale price, but I'm well aware that you can buy these basses new, so I'm willing to sell it at a loss. I'm asking $3950, including Mooradian bag and Meisel stand.