Hi guys, I've been playing upright bass for about 4 years (electric 7). Unfortunately I've been playing cheap plywood basses, the whole time. I do play my teachers 12,000 custom upright everyonce in awhile at a lesson. I'm going to be attending univeristy and studying upright bass in orchestra and jazz bands. There is this bass that is for sale, its a fully carved spruce and highly flamed bass. Adjustable bridge,3/4 ebony finger board. My teacher played it and so did a few professional bassists in the area and they enjoyed it alot. My teacher thinks its a great buy and so on, he checked it out the set-up is great, the strings is great it feels like a 100 year old german bass (amazing to play no wolf notes, just clean tone and so easy to play). The bass is brand new, about 4 months old, and just really stunning. I'm not sure on the make of the bass, I was just checking to see if I skipped a step because the shop is good, the owner their is great, does setups for the orchestra players in th city and is all around a good buy. The cost of the bass is 4600(Canadian) even with Bass/Bag and a Bow.