Aptly named Alberto Bassi fully carved gamba-shaped bass, slightly used and in excellent condition. Highly flamed, rich dark varnish, very nice fittings, Rubner tuning machines, very dense genuine ebony fingerboard. Well set up - plays easily with low action (bridge is adjustable, of course). Quick response and fat tone - this is a great-looking, very well made, great-playing bass with just a little patina (doesn't scream "brand new" from the bandstand!) at an incredible price for its qualities. Equally responsive and even-sounding under the bow. For either jazz or arco playing, it's one of the best picks in the showroom right now!