Relatively recent (2003) Made in Japan H*fner Violin Bass type. Yep, they were still making them in Japan as late as 2003. Ask for pic of back of headstock if you like.
Pure wood tone from the flatwounds that are fitted. The sound of it through the SVT we have in the shop at the moment defies description.
Weighs a crazy 2.65kg, so no problem playing it all night, every night.