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I am Michelle Fiore, the founder of Classic Contrabass, Inc. I received my Master?s degree in Double bass performance from Northern Illinois University in 1994. In 1997, I graduated from the Chicago School of Violin-Making, one of only three full-time string instrument-making schools in the country.
Since 1998, I have devoted myself, full time, to my career as a double bass specialist. When I studied bass performance, I looked for a bass that had not only the right tone, but also the right ?feel?. As a bass luthier, I have learned how to fine-tune an instrument?s set-up to optimize that instrument?s tone and playability. Because I work exclusively with the Double Bass, I have the tools and lutherie techniques required for our unique instrument.
I started Classic Contrabass to fill the need for a bass specialist in the Midwest. My goal is to provide classical and jazz musicians with first rate bass repairs and restorations, as well as quality instruments for sale with a nice variety to choose from.