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.