This is an old post, but check out our interview with National Symphony double bassist here.
Jeff Weisner of the National Symphony (he was a recent interview guest for Contrabass Conversations) is selling his Prescott bass. Looks like a wonderful instrument:
After many years together, I am selling my Abraham Prescott double bass. This is the instrument I played all through my school years and on which I won all my auditions. It’s a truly special instrument and one of the finest American basses that I’ve ever seen. Huge, resonant tone with a special depth and power in the lower range. For a bass of this size it is extremely well set up and very easy to play, even in the upper register. I’ve played many solos and concertos on it with very good results. It underwent a full restoration in 1988 by Robert Daugherty and is in excellent overall condition. In 1999 additional work was done on the bass by Mario LaMarre, including a new bridge, fingerboard and low C extension. A fantastic instrument for a professional orchestral or jazz musician or a talented student. Comes with a Rob Messina case. Please contact me for more information or to arrange a trial.
String Length: 42 in.
Price: Asking $55,000