I played upright in my high school orchestra and unfortunately 10 years have passed since I have picked up a bass. I have been looking to get back into it and have found a bass but I am unsure if I should buy it. It is a Vienna Hamburg bass, and its in great shape with no scratches or obvious repairs. The guy selling it has a number of electric basses and says he got the upright about 8 years ago and never got into it, he says it has stayed in its stand for the last 3 years. I talked him down to $550.00 and he is throwing in the case. I am just getting back into the bass and will not be performing anytime soon so I don't need the most professional of instruments. I guess I am wondering if this is a good buy.