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Oustanding Double Basses and Bows at Auction April 13, 2014

In a somewhat rare event, Skinner is pleased to offer two outstanding double basses in the upcoming April 13, 2014 Fine Musical Instruments auction. One bass is ascribed to Auguste Sebastien Philippe Bernardel and the other is made by Gragnani. They are accompanied by two wonderful double bass bows.

Auguste Sebastien Philippe Bernardel was born in 1798 in Mirecourt and died in 1870 in Bougival. A gifted maker, he was one of three giants among the French makers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries alongside Lupot and Vuillaume.… Read More