Hey talkbass, its been a while but I could really use your help, as I'm in a tough situation. I'm a relatively new bassist and I bought my first bass over this last summer. Anyways, it was a tricky situation. Basically I bought the instrument through a company other than the manufacturer. It was/is a year old, and had had some severe neck damage which a luthier had done a good, or so I'm told, job repairing the issue. The instrument was supposed to be fully carved and made in Germany. It cost me $3500. I didn't get to see the instrument at the time of purchase. It was told however all the information you see above. I was shipped the instrument and had a few days grace to accept or reject it, and I accepted it. Fast forward a few months into the future. The neck has a slight crack at the base of it, so I take it to the luthier. I'm a freshman jazz bassist at UNT. He says he can't tell wether it's really an issue or just a disfiguration. Anyways, we're sitting around talking about the bass and discussing what it is, and to my surprise, he tells me its not carved. I lacked the experience to tell myself. So I call the guys I bought it from, and they say the word carved is a typo, that they meant crafted. However, if its a typo, its a typo in bold at the top of their homepage that they have now fixed. Should I pursue a refund, since they basically didn't give me what I payed for? Or should I keep the instrument. My luthier says its worth about as much as I paid for even though its not what I was told it is. But the neck damage will make it hard to sell. I will be willing to share any information requested. I really need help. This is tough.