Bernardel bass for sale by Dan Krekeler

Dan Krekeler of the Metropolitan Opera (and former Contrabass Conversations guest) is selling his Bernardel bass:

Phone: 646.391.7392
e-mail: dkrekeler -at-
Size: 7/8
Date made: ca. 1830 – 1850
Papers: Appraisal from David Gage
String Length: 41 3/4 inches
Maker: All appraisals call this bass a Auguste S. Bernardel, Paris France
Performing Capacity: Orchestral, Chamber
String Setup: 4 string, with low B extention custom made by Chris Threlkeld of Heartland String Bass Shop.
Description: Round back, violin corners, highly arched back and top. The total body length is 45 1/4 inches. Wonderful French bass that has won 2 jobs at the Metropolitan Opera. Great sound and projection, this is not your typical french sound. This bass is in excellent shape and has been well maintained and cared for. This bass is original to the maker.
Price: Will be made available to interested parties.


2 thoughts on “Bernardel bass for sale by Dan Krekeler

  1. Dan, many thanks for reveiwing my note!

    Per my earlier phone message, my son Trevor Young is very interested in possibly purchasing your Bernandel bass. Please let me know when you are available to discuss in detail. We are potentially available to fly in and secure the bass in the next 3-6 weeks, maybe sooner.

    Trevor is preparing for college auditions this spring and is a leading candidate for music conservatories in NYC and Boston. He ranked 3rd in state of Texas last year, and took lessons over the summer with Jeff Bradetich, Tim Cobb, Orin O’Brien and Don Palma. He’s an extremely dedicated classical musician and student, and feels confident that your instrument is his “dream” bass.

    Kind regards,
    Fiona Cherbak
    Ph: 512/916-9633
    Austin, TX

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