Welcome to our international double bass luthier directory! Though most of our listed shops are in the United States, we are interested in listing shops throughout the world.
If you’d like to have your shop added or see one that should be added the list, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
32238 Paseo Adelanto # B, San Juan Capistrano, CA
789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104
Business Hours: 10 AM—6PM Monday thru Saturday. Closed Sundays. (Eastern Standard)
Address: 27 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT, 06355
Via Telephone: 1-860-536-7555
Via Fax: 1-860-536-7555
Via Email: Sales@UptonBass.com
Servicing New York and Connecticut
Contact email@example.com or call at 860-685-1621
District of Columbia
5011 Belt Rd., N.W. Washington, DC 20016
4600 W 115th PL
Alsip, IL 60803
workshop: (312) 421-6472
cell: (312) 339-9607
Iowa City, IA
Toll free: (866) 730-0731
In Iowa: (319) 339-7271
Email Chris Threlkeld-Wiegand at firstname.lastname@example.org
K.C. Strings Violin Shop
5842 Merriam Dr.
Merriam, Kansas 66203
Phone: (913)677-0400 – Toll Free (888) 635-5225
319 Nashua Rd.
Billerica MA 01821
Tel/Fax: 978 667 0206
Location and Contact info:
Bob’s House of Basses
P. O. Box 420
Glenn Dale, MD
United States of America
Phone: (301) 805-9407
Fax: (301) 805-9406
Location and Contact info:
221 John St. NE • Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: (616) 451-4960 • Fax: (616) 451- 9556
Repairs, bow re-hairing and restoration of violins, violas, cellos, and string basses
3201 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
4 Star Cobb Lane
Brewster, NY 10509
36 Walker St, New York, NY
U.S. distributor for Samuel Shen instruments
Penfield, NY (Rochester area)
Bass Violin Shop
BVS specializes in sales, rentals, repairs, and restoration of double basses and bows.
Address: 523 N. Cedar St., Greensboro, NC 27401
Bass Violin Shop on Facebook
Bass Violin Shop on Instagram
Phone: (336) 272-2877
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00AM-5:00PM & Saturday 10:30AM-4:00PM
Luthier of mandolin, guitar, and double bass
Nestled in beautiful Elizabethtown, just outside of Harrisburg, in South Central Pennsylvania, Shank’s Strings has been providing world class restoration, repairs, sales and service of string instruments, with a hometown feel, for over 14 years.
HC1 Box 465
Sciota, PA 18354
Williams Fine Violins & Luthier Studios
1103 16th Avenue South / Nashville, TN 37212
In the historic “Music Row” neighborhood
1-615-429-2927 / 1-888-791-4208
Makers of fine instruments – Dustin Williams is a double bassist and makes double basses
open Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 10-4 CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS
3414 La Branch St., Houston, TX 77004
Henry Boehm, luthier
Vince Jesse, luthier
I’ve interviewed several world-renowned luthiers for my podcast Contrabass Conversations. Here are a few highlights that I think you’d like:
- Nick Lloyd on the craft of bass making, building flat backs, and traveling to Pakistan
- Susan Lipkins on crafting bows, tonal characteristics of wood, and how to choose a bow
- Chris Threlkeld-Wiegand on working at Robertson’s, building extensions, and aesthetic wood choices
- Barrie Kolstein on making rosin, lessons learned from his father, and bass trunk technology
- George Martin on challenging restorations, the art of varnishing, and riding horses in the English countryside
Interested in being listed here?
Send me an email at email@example.com!
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