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For Sale Reduced!!! Phillip Sklar 1948 Bass [ NBC Orch ]

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by BAJO, Nov 21, 2019.


  1. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    Price:
    $9500
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New Jersey
    This Bass is a killer for those who want that loud direct sound under the bow and pizz. It was made from 1940-48.. and had played under Toscanini from 1948-1954..

    String Length = 41" 1/2
    Upper Bouts = 20"
    Lower Bouts = 27"
    Ribs= 7" tapered to 8"


    If interested PM me or email me
    Henriquezjazz09@gmail.com




    Here is some information about Phillip Sklar

    Phillip Sklar played Principal with the NBC Symphony under Toscanini from 1939 to 1954. Prior to that, he played with the Detroit Symphony.

    Instruments: Bass built between 1940 and 1948

    Comment: Even though there is a legend that Toscanini made all of the bass players in the NBC Symphony switch to French bow, Philip Sklar always played German bow while in the orchestra. He taught his son Martin to play French bow as he thought it would be prominent by the time Martin began to play professionally. Philip played using a 4-finger left hand system as does his son Martin.
     

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    Last edited: Nov 24, 2019
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  2. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    I know two people who are familiar with this bass.... they've spoken very highly of it...

    you should show us that tailpiece with the face carved in it - diddn't sklar himself to that as well? :bassist:
     
  3. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    @BAJO the video link is private - can't be seen.

    -S-
     
  4. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    Ok
     
  5. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
     
  6. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
     
    Lupob6, DrayMiles, HCF and 4 others like this.
  7. Nice bass. I owned it from 2015-2018.
     
  8. mdcbass

    mdcbass Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Seacoast of NH
    Phillip Sklar played Principal with the NBC Symphony under Toscanini from 1939 to 1954 - not an easy gig!
     
  9. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    11,500.. REDUCED..
     
  10. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ

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