I tried to find an acoustic bass second hand, and found only inaccurate instruments. I'd also tried stores in Halesowen and Birmingham. There I tried instruments costing two hundred and three hundred pounds. They all had problems, with one instrument not playing notes above the twelfth fret, and buzzes and rattles on the others, and nothing had the tone of the Gear4music bass.
I was absolutely blown away by the Gear4music instrument. Be aware that somewhere in the packaging there is an allen key to adjust the truss rod. I didn't find it straight away, and after finding that I did not own a key that would fit it I had to go to a music store to get the truss rod adjusted. My instrument had a profound bow in the neck, and apparently there was no tension on the neck at all. It all came good with some adjustment.
Tonally it is fabulous. I have seen and played other instruments that cost an awful lot more that do not have the tone of this instrument. It comes with beautiful bronze wound strings. Why would anyone put wirewound strings on an acoustic bass? Some do and it is very silly.
I took it to my first rehearsal with a fiddle player, mandolin player and acoustic guitar player, and everyone was knocked out.
The action is high, but then this is an acoustic instrument. If you want to use it as an electric instrument then file a couple of mill off the saddle or buy a Fender Precision. I have both and I thoroughly recommend the Gear4music electro acoustic bass guitar.