U.S. distributor for Samuel Shen instruments
Location: Penfield, NY (Rochester area)
description of Paul’s work from bassist Jeff Weeks:
Paul also played with the RPO until his business picked up so much he had to retire from the RPO very young. Paul is the U.S. distributor for Samuel Shen instruments, but is quite the accomplished luthier himself. If you aren’t familiar with Samuel Shen basses check the website for Paul’s Shop and Samuel Shen’s products here http://www.cscproducts.com/. As a teacher, I am always happy to see a young student come to me with one of these instruments — especially one set up at Paul’s shop. Chinese instruments in general get a really bad rap, but in my opinion these are much better than most alternatives in the under $5,000 market. Paul does great work and has a staff of bassists that do great work as well. Jesse Watras also played with the RPO and retired before he was even 35 (I think…he’s pretty young) to work with Paul. Tim Legler went to Eastman as a bassist and also works with Paul.
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