This performance-enhanced 2001 Paesold (Hofner) 3/4 model 593 carved back bass was owned and played by a good friend for 21 years. Pat took good care of this bass and had it regularly maintained. It was one of the first Paesold basses that I sold as a dealer. The German spruce top features bold winter grain. With the top regraduation and bass bar remodeling, it has rich and musical tap tones. The neck reset gives the 7″ bridge height a little more leverage on the top. The German maple ribs, back and neck are fairly plain in figure. The back plate produces colorful tap tones. The tuning machines from Rubner feature the ebony posts that are part of the model features list. The replacement aged African ebony fingerboard gives the neck a medium profile feel. The replacement hill style ebony tailpiece helps to give the instrument a solid presence. The replacement endpin is an ULSA unit with ebony collar and brass fittings. The replacement bridge is an Aubert De Luxe with added adjusters. The antiqued varnish finish is lightly applied and acoustically transparent. The current stringing is Pirastro Perpetual for good feel and function in both jazz and orchestra functions. Dimensions are: Top length 42 1/8″, Upper bout width 19 1/8″, Middle bout width 13 3/4″, Lower bout width 25 3/8″, Rib depth at tail 7 7/8″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 3/4″, Rib depth at neck joint 6 3/8″, String length 41 7/8″. The relatively light build and modest dimensions give the bass a nimble feel and quick response. A very nice example of a model that is no longer made by Hofner. I sure miss them!