The Model 101 is an excellent choice for beginning or intermediate players. The L’ancienne are made by more senior violin makers with finer quality aged wood for musicians requiring the best tone quality.
The Jay Haide L’ancienne basses are brought to you after years of development. The varnish is a new formulation, carefully applied and beautifully antiqued giving each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. They are as beautiful tonally as they are visually. The l’ancienne basses come in three distinct styles; German, Panormo (Italian) and Quenoil (French) http://www.jayhaide.com/Bass