Handmade Double Basses

Instruments I make are inspired by the traditions of the old masters. They have optimized geometry for contemporary players and use a blend of classic and modern materials.

 
 
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Model "O"

This model is taken from an old Italian bass thought to have been made in Milan. A large, broad 7/8th size commands the low end yet allows easy access to the upper register.  Opus1, Opus2

 
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Model "M"

This model was derived from an 1899 Marchetti bass I restored. While staring at the inside of that bass, I fell in love with flow of the outline and balance of the proportions. Over the next several months, I drafted my own interpretation of this classic form. Opus3