I have no idea if I am spelling this name right, or if I'm completely botching it. At any rate, I got talking with the principal bassist at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra last night (they performed an assortment of italian works) and mentioned how much I loved the dark old grizzled look and the huge deep tone of his bass. I was rather surprised at the age (I thought it was early to mid 1800's, he said it was approximately 1774). I am not terribly well informed about many of the very "antique" builders so to speak and was curious if someone knew of some otehr examples or knew a little more about the name. Does Storioni sound right/ familiar to anyone? (ken, that's you, haha) I didn't get around to inquiring about the price as I thought it out of place, but I'm guessing it's worth quite a bit more than anything I've ever played.