Rare American Made 7/8 Size, Violin Cornered, Roundback Model Bass Violin by Philip Sklar Made in New York circa 1948
Top table is a two-piece plate of medium vertical grained spruce
Back table is a two-piece plate of moderately flamed maple
Ribs of matching maple to that of the back table.
Original scroll of plain grained maple
Gears are brass with brass pegs
Varnish is a reddish brown
This fine Bass is a most impressive Orchestral Bass Violin with great solo capabilities. It offers deep lush projecting tone, quite even throughout the full registers of the instrument. It was made by the famed Bassist and Luthier Philip Sklar, prinicipal bassist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini