||This is a new instrument and has only just been set up to play. It had an open seam on the bottom block which has been professionally repaired and is now barely visible.The Profundo model is Stentors top of the range double bass with highly flamed maple back and sides with high quality,tight-grained spruce front. Both front and back have finely carved decoration resembling the classic Pollmann double basses. New Stentor instruments all come standard strings, soundpost, and bridge but these have all been replaced with a quality German bridge blank, A grade quality soundpost and a new set of Evah Pirazzi medium gauge strings. It also has a nice boxwood tailpiece to ad a slightly baroque-ish flavor. These instruments retail for around £3800 however this has an upgrade of £200's worth of brand new strings plus a bridge and post. Plays and sounds great and would suit an advanced student or professional. Thank you for looking.