I asked Upton Bass if they would sell a EngelHardt ES1 with their setup and they would be happy to do so for about $1800. However, they also suggested their UB Laminated "Medio Fino" Model for $1500(http://uptonbass.com/catalog/produc...d/279?osCsid=8b11366cfbcca7d5f244d625547b918d). I asked the country of origin and Upton's reply was that it is a trade secret but that it is European. Does this sound fishy to anyone? Does anyone have any experience with this bass or know its true origin? Thanks.