In my search for an upright, I came across a Nahrmann Korean 202 1/2 size. It is a 2001, in excellent almost new condition and has a 39" mensure. I have attached a photo, pls note the owner is 6' tall, to put its size in perspective. I'm 5'7" and found it very comfortable to play. It has an excellent setup, was as loud if not louder than the other basses I have played, had a very solid low end and overall great tone. Solid top, back, laminate sides, adjustable quarter sawn bridge (albeit with the lines going across the bridge from left to right )ebony board, nut and tailpiece. So why not a 1/2 size? I'm not pro, may play out, but mostly will be playing for fun and peace of mind. Thx All.