Arguably the most celebrated American double-bass maker in modern times, Daniel Hachez began his career in southern California as a lute and guitar maker. In 1972, Daniel moved to Albuquerque, NM and in 1982 began working for Robertson & Sons, where he received training in the restoration and setup of violins, violas, cellos, and basses. In 1999, he began focusing exclusively on making basses. To date, Daniel has made fifty-three basses.
His numerous awards include the Hors Concours from the International Society of Bassists in 2010 and a Gold Medal from the Violin Society of America in 2006. Daniel’s basses are being played around the globe by world-class musicians, including pedagogue Paul Ellison, professor of double-bass at the Shepard School of Music, and Jefrey Beecher, Principal Bassist of the Toronto Symphony and bassist with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
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