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Bob Gollihur's
Double Bass Luthier Directory Project
(Part of the Upright Bass Links Page)
Paulo Gomes Luthier WorkshopThis began as a part of the companion Double Bass Links page, where this Double Bass Luthier Project was born. It outgrew the original page and now stands on its own. While "luthier" can be used to refer to instrument builders, in this case it is aimed mostly at those who can repair and set up basses. However, some of the members of this list also or exclusively build instruments. The bass links page includes sources of basses, where you will find both retail stores and suppliers as well as artisans who craft double basses.

In July 1998 I began to ask other bassists to contribute names and contact information for luthiers who work on and sell basses, as a resource for others needing such information. The following have been received or found by me so far. Please contribute information to expand this list. Your fellow bassists and I thank you!

I enthusiastically welcome any additional factual information regarding any luthier's activities and services offered, as well as updated email and web addresses.

Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of their actual knowledge or experience. Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us, so choose carefully. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work.

Luthiers are often a great source for new and used instruments, as well as repairs. Also note the Stores, Instruments, Parts section on the Double Bass Links Page where you will find many other sources, including those where you can purchase a bass that has been set-up.


Enjoy! - Bob



United States
Alabama
Birmingham, Bob Tedrow
Primarily a concertina builder, but does repairs on bass viols and bows

Alaska
Anchorage, Petr's Violin Shop
907-277-9115, 800-400-1130 http://www.violinshop.net/ violins@alaska.net
Petr Buchinsky

Arizona
Mesa, Andrew´s Fine Violins
Repairs, Restorations

Cave Creek, Gerald VonTietz
Builds and repairs basses

Phoenix, The String Shop of Arizona
480-829-8595
Repairs...

Scottsdale, Joel Shewchuck
480-797-8727
violin maker and luthier, repairs

Tucson, Tom Bielejec
520-881-2961
Repairs

Williams, Lou Carle, Gateway Music Corporation
Repairs

Arkansas
Sherwood, Independent Music Service
Instrument repair and restoration.

California
AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Berkeley, Gael McKeon's String Bass Studio
Repairs, Restorations, C Extensions, Setups and Appraisals.

San Diego, David Millard
619-534-3427 millardmusic@gmail.com
Restoration, Repair, Setups, Building custom instruments

Forestville, John Knutson
Repairs & restorations, accessories, amplification specialist.

Monterey Bay, Paul Hostetter
Setups, repairs

Eureka, Robert and Geoff Daugherty, Daugherty Violin Shop
Repairs, restorations, sales, basses and other violin family instruments

Berkeley, Ifshin Violins
Repairs, restorations, accessories

Fort Bragg, Allan Droyan, The String Bass Shop

Fresno, Stephen Bridgham
(559) 432-9071 sbvln@aol.com
Repairs, restorations

Glendale, Thomas Metzler Violin Shop
818-246-0278, 818-246-8697 fax
Basses and bows, repairs, rentals, accessories

Los Angeles, Lisa J. Gass, Los Angeles Bass Works
Repairs, restoration, new basses

Los Angeles, Nick Roubas Concert Violins
Repairs all strings

Palo Alto, Lawrence Haussler, Palo Alto Violins
650-327-8465
Services all stringed instruments, sells new and used, builds violins.

Petaluma, Bruce Sexauer, luthier
Repairs, maintenance, custom parts, and sales of new and used basses and bows; builds guitars and violins.

Santa Cruz (Felton), The Bass Doctor, Matt Bohn
Setups, bridges, repair, restoration, etc.

San Jose, Kamimoto String Instruments, Hideo Kamimoto
(408) 298-8168, (800) 892-3199; fax (408) 298-8198 http://www.kamimotostrings.com kamimoto@saturn.he.net
Full service bass shop, new and used basses.

San Jose, Stevens Violin Shop
Basses and bows, repairs

South San Francisco, Acoustic Bass Shop, Alex Friedman
Double bass repair and restoration; new, used, and original instruments; flight cases, rentals, amplifiers, supplies.

Winters, Keith Cary Stringed Intrument Repair
530-795-3173 kcary@dcn.org
Repairs, used instruments, and accessories

Burlingame, Steve Swan String Bass
We offer string bass repairs, setup, restoration, and bow re-hairing. Our repair hours vary, and are by appointment only, so please contact us if you would like to set up an appointment or have questions.

Colorado
Westminster (Denver area), Mi Vida Strings LLC - Eric Trujillo
Repairs, also rentals and sales

Denver, Robert Ross
Set up, repair, c extensions, restoration, maker, new and used basses for sale

Connecticut
AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Branford, David Mix Bass Repair
Repairs, restorations, accessories, instruments

Bristol, Seery Strings
All strings and Bow Repairs, Set up and Restorations

Cromwell, Asetta Strings, Michael Asetta
Double Bass repair, restorations

Mystic, Upton Bass
Instruments, new and old, restorations to simple setup work

Old Greenwich, Constantin Popescu, LLC, Atelier
Restorations, repairs, sales, rentals, accessories, setups by performing bassist

Westport, Constantin Popescu, LLC, Atelier
Restorations, repairs, sales, rentals, accessories, setups by performing bassist

District of Columbia
Washington DC, John Lemoine
202-528-2918
Luthier for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the Washington Opera

Florida
Altamonte Springs, Saul Cornell
407 831 3680
Primariy bow maker/repairs; sells new and used basses, ex-Flute player with Florida Symphony.

Charlotte Harbor, Darkwood Music Co - R.J. Malloy
Builder, repairs, restoration

Boca Raton, Kim Young, Sohlip Violins
561-391-2669
Bass repairs

Indian Harbour Beach, Sean Freeman, Musicians' Alliance, Inc
407 773 1242 MUSALLIANC@aol.com
Repairs, refinishing

Jacksonville, Dale Gosa
904-731-0367
bassist in the Jacksonville Symphony, works on entire string family

Jacksonville, Violin Shop, Miguel Melanchon
904-564-9002
Repairs, sales, rentals

Gainesville, David Forbes
352.375.2609
Bows only, bowmaker specializing in French bows of the Sartory design. He will also make German bows on commission.

Lake Worth, Phillips' Violins & Bows, Inc, Maria Phillps
(561) 585-5410, Fax: (561) 586-9683 http://www.phillipsviolins.com
Specializing in Bows and light repair, has new and used basses etc.

Melbourne, (Space Coast), Rick Desgrange
daytime 321 773-4588, evening 321 242-1021 rdesgrange1@cfl.rr.com
Minor repairs, extensions, weekends only

Miami, Paris Banchetti, Luthier
877-717-6393, 305-666-5520

No. Miami Beach, Joe Reichgott
305 651 8895 divil1@aol.com
works on all string instruments, specializes in Basses. Former member of FL Philharmonic Orch of FL, teaches at Miami Dade Community College, North Campus

High Springs, Ron Annis & Kathleen Nicolai, Luthiers
Repair and Restoration

Wellington, Alberti's Violins, Albert Genduso
(561) 798-0425 ALBERTIVIO@aol.com
Instruments, repairs, all stringed instruments

Miami, Allegro Music Center
Full Service String Shop

Lakeland, Tyler Francis Workshop
Repairs and restorations

Gainesville, Gainesville Violins Inc
Dealing in and servicing double-basses

Tampa, Importuno Violins - John Importuno
Complete Restoration of All String Instruments

Largo/St Pete, Bruce Wallace
All repairs and setup - former owner of Wallace Bass Shop (Pittsburgh)

Tampa, Violin Shop Tampa

Georgia
Alpharetta, North Fulton Strings - Mark Pullen, Luthier
770-664-4384 mp@luthier.net
He is a violin maker, but does work at everything to do with the bass. Repair, setup, re-hair, and rebuilds.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Atlanta, Southeastern Strings LTD, Tom Thoreson
770-973-9845
Basses, repairs, accessories, bowmaker

Decatur, Emile Baran Instruments
404-377-3419
Repairs, rehairs, N. Amatus bows, carved and laminated basses

Roswell, Emile Baran Instruments
770-518-0046
Repairs, rehairs, N. Amatus bows, carved and laminated basses

Lilburn, Ronald Sachs Violins
770-931-2440, fax: 770-931-2427 http://www.ronaldsachs.com info@ronaldsachs.com
Bass dealer, repairer, restorer

Roswell, Eduard Svetlovsky
Bowed & fretted stringed instrument repair, bass specialist

Illinois
Chicago, Scott Henrie
773.743.8738, fax 773.743.8130
Repairs and custom work.

Chicago, Mark Hogan, A440
Services and sells all bowed instruments.

Chicago, Sonksen Strings, Mark Sonksen
Repairs, basses, accessories

Wheeling, Classic Contrabass, Michelle Fiore
Repairs, sales and rentals

Chicago, rocknrollvintage Guitar Repair Shop
Ben Fry on staff, repairs guitars and upright basses

Iowa
Ft. Madison, Martin Sheridan
Builds new basses and imports/finishes new instruments, repairs
Travels with tools to service several states, including IA, MO, KS, WI, MI, AR, IL, NE, CO, SD, and others.

Iowa City, Heartland String Bass Shop, Chris Threlkeld-Wiegand
Services include C Extensions, Scroll Grafts, Repair, Restoration, new hand-crafted instruments by luthier

Kansas
Lawrence, Steve Mason's Luthiers and Violin Shop
785-841-0277; 785-841-6495 FAX; 785-331-6000 Cell http://www.ask-a-luthier.com/ ask-a-luthier@sunflower.com

Kansas City, K.C. Strings
(913)677-0400, (888) 653-5225 http://www.kcstrings.com anton@kcstrings.com
Instruments, repairs, restorations, and accessories. All string family instruments.

Stanley, Branstetter String Repair, Bob Branstetter
(913) 897-5312 KCBass1@kc.rr.com
Hours by appointment, repairs

Topeka, Keller Strings
Repairs, restoration, accessories, sales and rentals

Wichita, McHugh Violin Shop
instruments, restorations

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Louisiana
New Orleans, Salvador Giardina
Works on all stringed instruments, builds acoustic basses and electric uprights.

Maine
Pownal, George Rubino, Bowmaker
Makes bows, does repairs and restorations; Member, bowmaking faculty, University of New Hampshire Violin Institute

Maryland
Annapolis, Rumano Solano
Bass luthier, building and servicing basses

Baltimore, James Cox, Luthier, Ltd

Bethesda, Potter's Violins
301-652-7070
Sells, repairs new/used instruments, bulk of business is fiddles but basses and cellos are also sold, and serviced.

Gaithersburg, Lashov Violins
301-330-2606, 1-800-734-5937 http://www.lashofviolins.com
imported instruments finished in the US, repairs, restorations, all stringed instruments

Massachusetts
Amherst, Stamell Stringed Instruments
Sales, repairs, appraisals, accessories

Billerica, Nahrmann Bass Shop, Volker Nahrmann
Restorations, repairs, consignments, large selection of new and used basses. Shop run by professional bass player. By appointment.

Boston (area), The Set Up Shop, Mark Carlsen
By appointment, new and used instruments, repairs, restoration, setups

Boston, Rutman's Violins
Repairs, restorations and sales

Jamaica Plain, John Styklunas
617-983-0001

Whitman, Eric Vance, Guitar Doctor
Set-ups, repairs

Boston, Michael Hartery
For Set Up and Repair

Brewster, Donald Mackenzie
(508) 385-5896
Repairs, rehairing

Michigan
Flint, Mark Schwartz, Mark Schwartz Violins
Setup and Adjustment, Restoration, Repairs, and Installs Marvin Cable Tail Pieces, Double Bass Low "C" Extensions. Also does student rentals.

Livonia, Andrew Pursell, Bayberry Music
Stringed instrument and bow repairs, custom builds, more

Grand Rapids, Meyer Music
Repairs, setup, specialize in orchestral but also willing and able to do setups for other genres

South Lyon, Gary Ritter Strings.com
Complete Sales & Service over 40 years in business

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Birmingham, Wilson Fine Violins, Rob Wilson
Repairs

Grand Rapids, Guarneri House, Steven Reiley
Steven Reiley, Bow and Instrument Maker, imported and used basses, also repairs, restorations, appraisals.

Monroe, Ed McCoppin, Violin Maker
734-755-9680
Repairs and restorations on basses

Berrien Springs, Jan Burda, J. Burda Guitars
(269) 471-4111
Jan is a guitar maker and repairer, and has done upright bass work occasionally to rave reviews.

Minnesota
Minneapolis, Gary E. Bartig, Bartig Violin and Bass Shop
repairs to double basses and other strings, sale of his instruments only: maker of the Eminence Portable Upright Bass

Minneapolis, Quinn Violins, Scott Jensen
Full service repairs and restorations, extensions, instruments

St. Paul, John Michael Smith
651-647-1148 mnbass@comcast.net
Repairs, restorations, setups, rehairs, extensions, accessories

Missouri
St Louis, Geoffrey Seitz, Violinmaker
Sales, builder, repairs on all stringed instruments

St. Louis, St Louis Strings
Instruments, repairs, restorations, and accessories. All string family instruments.

University City, C Bout Music, Inc.
Repairs, Restorations and Rentals - full-service string shop

Montana
W Billings, Carmen Wacker Galt, Galt String Gallery
406-259-3476
General repair/setup and luthiery

Livingston, Lisa Barrett, Barrett Violins
406-333-2525
General repair/setup and luthiery

Missoula, Stringed Instrument Division, Peter Barberio
Instruments, repairs, restorations

Nevada
Reno, Maytan Music Center
702 323-5443
Repairs

Reno, Dave Edwards
775-233-3657 lhbassist@yahoo.com
Repairs, restorations

New Jersey
Lawrenceville, JD Hill Music, Jack Hill
repairs of basses as well as other string instruments

Booton, The Music Shop
Instrument sales and repairs

Egg Harbor City, Tom Hawk, Taylor Electronics
609 641-1333
Setup work

Gibbsboro, Egan String Repair, Michael Egan
Bass repairs, bow rehairing, all string family instruments

Livingston, Menzel Violins
Work on all of the stringed instrument family.

Gloucester Township, Bob Riccardi, Jr
All string instrument repairs, specializing in double bass, bow rehairing, new and used instrument sales

(Southern NJ), William Sultan, String World Music Center
Sorry to say, Bill passed away in September 2011. A nice guy that we will miss. Rob Riccardi, Phil Travaline and Mike Egan (see listings in our NJ section) are among those who are the closest to where Bill's home and shop were.

Barnsboro, Philip F Travaline Strings
Bow and String Instrument setup and repair

Toms River, Joe Matkowski, Ugly Door Studio
repairs, setups

New Mexico
Albuquerque, Robertson & Sons Violin Shop
505-889-2999, 800-284-6546 http://www.robertsonviolins.com
repairs and sells basses and bows, other strings

Albuquerque, Mayne Bass, Hannah Mayne
Handcrafted upright basses.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

New York
Saratoga Springs, Bob Zink, Robert Zink Stringed Instruments
Restorations and repairs for all strings, specializing in bass. New instrument orders and set-up.

Greenwich, Kim T Griffin, Luthier

Baldwin, Barrie Kolstein, Kolstein Bros
516-546-9300, 516-546-9309 fax http://www.kolstein.com bkolstein@aol.com
sells N/U basses, resortations and repairs, parts

Bay Shore, Barry B. Hill
631-427-3176 postlang@optonline.net
New and used basses, accessories, restorations and repairs

Fairport, Michael Griffin, Luthier's Care
works on all strings, sells instruments

Freeport, Jeff Bollback, Luthier, Inc.
Repairs, restoration

NYC, David Gage String Instrument Repair
212-274-1322, Fax: 212-274-9634 http://www.davidgage.com davidgage@davidgage.com
Basses, repairs, restorations, parts

NYC, Dr. Bass (Damon Walker)
917-622-5510 doc_bass@yahoo.com
Repairs and set up work on double basses and cellos, used basses sold

NYC, Merchant Bass, Bill Merchant
Restoration and repairs, Merchant Vertical Bass (electric upright)

Brewster, AES Fine Instruments, Arnold Schnitzer
Restorations, sales, custom extensions, new instruments

Westford, Thomas Blatz, Thomas Blatz Luthier
607-547-8265 tblatz@telenet.net
Builds guitars, violins, and bows, does repairs, sells strings.

Woodmere, Edward Maday, Violin and Viol maker
Builder and repairs

Yorktown Heights, Nick Misch
914-245-0864
Repairs

Cambridge, Robert McIntosh
Double bass restorations, repairs and handmade basses. Hours by appointment only.

North Carolina
Near Asheville (Swannanoa), Gold's Stringed Instrument Works/Roger Gold
828-298-1162 rogegold@earthlink.net
Repair, Restoration, Setup, and Custom Work to most stringed instruments including Orchestral. Bow Repair and Rehairing.

Stanfield, Ronnie Hatley
Repairs/setup on bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and other stringed instruments.

Creston, Solitude Violin Shop - Alfred Michels
From setups to repairs and restorations

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Mt Airy, NoteAble Repair, John Boulding
336-789-8370 jbbanjo@hotmail.com
specializing in repair of Basses, Violins and all string instruments.

Asheville, J. Condino
828-450-5440 http://www.condino.com
Builder of new double basses; repairs, restoration, and teaches luthiery.
Email contact available at www.condino.com. He also maintains a Kay-specific website at kaybassrepair.com.

Currituck County, Hiram Gallop
252-491-9203 or 252-473-8222 (Cell) hgallop@hotmail.com
Repairs, restorations, and some refinishing on the full range of orchestra strings as well as bow work and rehairing.

Durham, Leo Lorenzoni, High Strung
286.3801
Works on basses

Fairview, Rhodes Violins, David Rhodes

Greensboro, Bass Violin Shop, Bob Beerman
Repairs, full-service kind of shop; new and used basses

Hillsborough, Robert E. Link
New/used instruments, repairs, accessories, violin family, specializes in double bass. By appointment only.

Raleigh, Greg Hanson
828-9619
Specializes in acoustic guitars, mandolins, and banjos, but also works on basses.

Winston-Salem, Steve Wishnevsky
New instruments only, "Appalachian School" folk instruments made from unusual woods

Ohio
Brecksville, Peter Horn
216-526-2606
Luthier, no details yet

Cincinnati, Bass Cellar, Andrew Stetson and Chris Roberts
(formerly Cooperative) New and used instruments, repaires, restorations

Cincinnati, Lakeberg & Baer, Peter Baer and Bill Lakeberg
(513)533-0403, (513)732-1430, (859)331-4578 peter@string-bass.com
repairs and restorations; hand built double basses.

Cincinnati, Nick Lloyd
Sales and service of all doublebasses. Specialty: new, handmade basses.

Columbus, The Loft Violin Shop
(614) 267-7221
Repairs, instruments

Lancaster, Jacque Gray Bass/Violin Shop
740-687-4729 machine, 740-654-5949 if avail. bassviol@juno.com
Bass repairs and sales, supplies for basses including bridges, endpins and extensions, wheels, and a limited variety of strings.

Oklahoma
Norman, Rocky Werning, Classic Strings Inc
We're saddened to hear that Rocky passed away in January 2013. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and many satisfied customers.

Oregon
Ashland, Bellwood Violins, Stephen Bacon
Repairs, restorations, instruments

Eugene, David Doucet Violins
541-343-2706
Repairs, rehairs

Eugene, Doug Heydon
Repairs, builds, and sells basses

Portland, Richard Moffet
(503-630-3827
sales, setup of Double Bass's

Portland, Don Kinch String Repair
503) 234-5849
double basses available, repairs on all strings

Portland, Maureen Pandos, Luthier
(503) 235-8954 MDPBassWorks@gmail.com
builds, restores and repairs, specializing in the double bass.

Portland, Pete's Bass Shop, Pete Lampe
Specializing in restoration, repairs, set-up, sales, rentals, and bass building.

Stayton, Ken Cartwright, Cartwright's Music Repair Shop
503-769-2778 mandomedic@wvi.com
By appointment only. Repair and setup of string basses.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Talent, Glenn Freese - String Instrument Services
Setup, maintenance & repair of bowed and fretted stringed instruments in Southern Oregon.

Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown, Shank's Strings
Professional Set Up (Bridge, Sound Post adjustment & Fingerboard Planing), Complete Crack Repair/Reinforcement, Re-barring and Re-bracing, New Fingerboards, Neck Grafting, C-Extensions, Bow Re-hairing and Restoration

Susquehanna, Susquehanna Strings
Repairs (and rentals) of the stringed instrument family.

Curwensville, Marc Prave, M. Prave Guitar works
"Full service shop" that caters to the double bass and fretted instrument community

Conshohocken (Philadelphia area), Paul Klinefelter
610-420-6312 pfkbass@verizon.net
Set-up, minor repairs

Mechanicsburg, Michael Sheibley
Sales, repair and restoration of entire string family, tonewoods, violin making parts and tools, bows, etc.

New Freedom, Stringed Instrument Repair, Jeff Hostetter and Amy Hopkins

New Kensington, Wilhelm J.Castellon, Basses
(724)334-8483 wcastellon@yahoo.com
Specializes in the repair and set up of string basses, By appointment only

Pittsburgh (also Latrobe), Volkwein's Music
Repair, Setup, Accessories, Sheet Music.

Pittsburgh, Bruce Wallace [Summer Months Only]
Repairs and setup - former owner of Wallace Bass Shop

Sciota (Pocono Mtns), Robert Tice, Luthier
Restores, repairs and sells upright basses and all other stringed instruments

Williamsport, J.R. Judd Violins
Repairs, restorations, new and used basses, accessories

York, Bluett Brothers Violins
Repairs, rehairs, new and used instruments

Rhode Island
Providence, Zachary S. Martin Restorations
all repairs including major restorations, custom C extensions (multiple latches), set ups, tonal adjustments, and appraisals

Warwick, Eric Rene Roy
401-829-6256 ekroy@cox.net
Double bass repair and restoration. Set-up and tonal adjustments. Classically trained violinmaker.

South Carolina
Charleston, Chris Bluemel, The Instrument Doc, LLC
Repairs, restorations

Greenville, Furman Boyce, Boyce Guitars
864-895-3282
Repairs

South Dakota
Sioux Falls, String Theory Instrument Repair, Josh Rieck
Instrument work, all string family instruments

Tennessee
Nashville, Derek Zelenka

  Peter A. Tatar
(734) 973-4803 http://gusb.org/Tatar/
Repair, restoration of instruments and bows. Note: Previously worked on basses, we are awaiting his update to find out if he still works on them in his new location.

Nashville, Williams Fine Violins
Full Service shop, all strings

Knoxville, Wilhite Strings
A full service String Shop, offering rentals, rehairs, restoration and repairs. Linda is the head Luthier. Bruce Wilhite is the Shop Owner.

Goodlettsville, Robert M Guthrie, Big Joe's Guitar Works
Complete restorations and reconstructions, setup of upright basses, electric instruments, more.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Milan, Holmes Bass Viol
Restore, repair, sell, buy basses and other bowed instruments. Wayne Holmes: Bass maker and player, teacher w/masters, restorations, repairs, buys and sells basses

Nashville, Jim Ferguson Double Bass Shop
fax: 615-463-8747 jim@jimfergusonmusic.com
Setup, repair work, sells strings and accessories. Part-time

Nashville, Dustin Art Williams
Bass Maker, repairs, sales, bow rehairs, grad of Violin Making School

Texas
Arlington, David Graham, Grahams String Instrument Repair
string instruments, specializing in the Double Bass. New and used Double Basses, bows.

Austin, Stephen Wise Instruments
Builds and repairs all string instruments, specializing in doublebass repair and new instruments

Austin, Violins, Etc.
(512) 452-5617, 1-800-561-5820 http://www.violinsetc.com info@violinsetc.com
Repairs, sales

Ft. Worth, Julie Vinsant
Rehair and repair bows only

Houston, Amati Violin Shop
713-666-6461
Repairs, basses

Houston, Gold's Violin Shop
Repairs

Houston, Lisle Violin (Houston)
713-526-4005
New and used instruments, repairs

Pasadena, Lisle Violin (Pasadena)
281-487-7303
New and used instruments, repairs

Houston, The Orchestra Store, James Scoggan
713-462-5725, 866-267-5725, fax 713-462-5726

McAllen, Danny McKenna
956-687-7592

Richardson, Jay R Rury Violin Shop
469-330-9998
Stringed instruments, accessories, restoration and repair

Wolfe City, William Johnston
903-568-4197 vanchris@webwide.net
Builder of new basses (and violins, violas, cellos); will do simple repairs but prefers building new instruments.

Houston, Quantum Bass Center, Inc.
Most repairs, setup work. Replacement bridges/adjusters, re-gluing, crack repairs, cosmetic repairs, repair/adjustment of existing C extensions.

San Antonio, Antonio Strad Violin (San Antonio)
Services: Bass (and the rest of the string family) Repairs, Restorations, Consignments, Rentals and Lessons. Also a full service stringed instrument shop. 2 locations.

McAllen, Antonio Strad Violin (McAllen)
Services: Bass (and the rest of the string family) Repairs, Restorations, Consignments, Rentals and Lessons. Also a full service stringed instrument shop. 2 locations.

Austin, Blackerby Violin Shop
(512) 469-9343 - (800)PLAY-OUT http://www.violinshop.com info@violinshop.com
All strings, repairs, new instruments. John Koehler specializes in bass.

Vermont
Hartland, Goldblatt's Sculptwright Shop
Restoration, repair, and making the entire string family, bow repair and rehairs

Waits River, Gregory Wylie
802-439-5109
Violin maker, services all strings, divides time between Vermont & NYC

Virginia
AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Richmond, Don Leister Violins, Don Leister
Instrument and bow repair, violin maker

Staunton, Fretwell Bass (VA)
Sells and works on instruments

Independence, Donley Violins, Tim Donley
Adjustment and restoration services, as well as some basses for sale.

Richmond, Mercury Fine Violins, Ltd.
Sales, rentals, repairs, bow rehairing

The Plains, Thomas Wolf
540-253-5430 violone@earthlink.net
Build basses, do repairs, and sells antique and modern basses featuring the collection of Vaughan & Langosch Inc

Washington
Seattle, The Bass Church - Ted Moniak
Bass repair/setup

Seattle, Hammond Ashley Violins
Double bass Rental, sales, and restoration.

Wisconsin
Green Bay, Larry Frye, String Instrument Workshop

Madison, Double Bass Workshop - Vincent Jesse
New and used instruments for sale, setup work, repairs, restorations and custom C extensions.

Wyoming
Powell, Anton's Acoustics and Repair, Anton Lehman
307-754-5341 luthier82435@yahoo.com
Repairing of all stringed instruments including setup and repair of upright basses.

Canada

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

ON - Toronto, Geo. Heinl & Co Ltd
Repairs, parts, sales

ON - Ottowa, Bernard P. Walke
Custom made French and German bows (Bows only, no bass repairs)

ON - Toronto, Johann Lotter, Luthier
Specializes in setups

PE - Charlottetown, Kai Johan Arvi
Repairs and setups (also builds new instruments), specializing in double basses

QC - Sherbrooke, Hubert Chanon
Hubert Chanon provides routine maintenance services; Repair quotes are free of charge.

ON - Kitchener, Riedstra's Violin Shop Inc (2nd Location)
Does repairs on all strings, accepts consignments, and has old and new basses, strings, and accessories available for sale. Open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday.

NS - Bedford, George Barkhouse
(902) 835- 9198
Bass repairs and setups

BC - Crescent Beach, The Bass Spa, Jake de Villiers
Setup & repair of basses including bridges, fingerboards, strings, custom tailpieces and mode-matching

BC - Sidney, Clarence Boudreau o/a Fiddles Fixed
Double Bass repairs, restorations, set-up & bow re-hair and repairs.

BC - Vancouver, Gerard Ivan Samija
services Double Basses and makes instruments, sells basses

BC - Victoria, James Ham
250-370-6046, 250-216-7300 (cell) http://www.hamstringsmusic.com/ jamespeterham@shaw.ca
Makes and restores double basses

BC - Victoria, Brock Radelet
Makes Double Basses

MN - Winnipeg, Zdzislaw Prochownik
Bows, instruments

NB - Saint John, East Coast Music Services, Dan Ward
Sales, repairs of all strings

NS - Richmond County, Cape Breton, Johannes Sturm, The Violin Shop
(902) 345-2883
Works on all members of the string family

ON - Annan, G. Lou Currah

NB - Fredericton, Gorman Double Basses
Handcrafted concert and jazz double basses by Donald Gorman. Some repairs and restorations.

ON - Stratford, Riedstra's Violin Shop Inc.
519-273-4082; fax 519-508-3000 http://www.riedstrasviolinshop.com riedstra@orc.ca
Does repairs on all strings, accepts consignments, and has old and new basses, strings, and accessories available for sale. Open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday.

ON - Toronto, Inokuchi & Son Violin Co., Masa Inokuchi & Miki Inokuchi
New instruments only, all strings

ON - Toronto, Ludi Pollack
416-761-9901

ON - Toronto, Zoltan B. Ari
416-769-6739 ary888@yahoo.com

QC - Quebec, Peter Mach, Luthier
819/684-3886
Builds basses (one in The Museum of Civilization in Quebec), other string instruments, does repairs

QC - Montreal, Mario Lamarre
works on all violin family instruments but specializes in basses, builds, does repairs and restorations

QC - Ste-Foy, Richard Compartino
418-659-7098
Works on all violin family instruments and also makes bows. Builds, does repairs and restorations.

QC - Montreal, Jules Saint-Michel
(514) 288-4343
Repairs

ON - Toronto area, John Luxton
905-623-2857
Repairs and setup.

SK - Saskatoon, David Humphrey
Over 30 years of double bass repairs and setup. Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s only standup bass specialist with clients from all parts of the province and beyond.

Argentina

Buenos Aires, Alberto Solari
Making of quality hand-crafted double-basses, repairing and restoring.

Buenos Aires, Auday-Giormenti
Instruments, repairs, familiy owned firm devoted to double bass making

Australia

Belair, Bass Works Australia
Instruments, accessories, repairs, restorations

Dutton Park, Ilja and Olaf Grawert, Violinmakers and Restorers

Sydney NSW, Bows Only, Jim Ellender
Bows only, build, repair, restoration and rehairs, for the Double Bass

Hawthorn, Victoria, Benedict G Puglisi
(613) 9853 9525, Fax: (613) 9853 1477 http://www.benedictgpuglisi.com enquiries@benedictgpuglisi.com
Maker, repairs, new and used basses, bows, etc., entire string family

Sydney, Neville Whitehead, Lutherie
Specializing in the Double Bass, Cello & SASE (semi acoustic bass).Making, Restoration & Repair

Victoria, Castlemaine, Arts Music, Paul Davies
New instruments, entire string family, repairs

Sydney Inner West, NSW, Bresque Basses
Maker, repairs

Launceston Tasmania, Philip Smith
A luthier making new instruments, as well as upright bass service and repair.

Petersham, NSW, Dave Ellis, homebass
Repairs, restorations, set up

Sydney NSW, Its The Bass Shop Sales & Repairs
Setups, Repairs, and Restoration work, as well as instrument accessories and new and vintage bass sales. Bow work in coordination with Jim Ellender (see his listing, above).

Belgium

Ghent, Atelier Jacky Walraet
Set up, repairs, D- & C-extensions, construction.

Brussel, Hill's Music

Brazil

  Paulo Gomes Luthier Workshop

Denmark

Copenhagen, Jorgen Nielsen's Violinbyggeri
+45-33 13 33 35

France

Avignon, Joel Mentec
33 4 90 82 46 63
DBass only, new instruments, repair & restoration, Classical music setup mainly

Morlaix ( Britany), Alain Le Gouic
0033 496 124 145 legouicalain@aol.com
bass and bow-maker, restorer. Pernambucco and carbon-fiber bows, antique, romantic, special, etc. models). Fine old and modern double basses

Paris, Jean Bejuy
33 1 48 03 00 55
Double Bass only, repair and restoration.

Paris area, François Bonnier
01 46 74 00 16
Double bass work

Paris, Chauvelin
33 1 42 78 32 32
Double Bass mainly, repair & restoration.

Paris, Pavie, Quatuor string instruments
33 1 43 25 40 40
repair & restoration

Paris, Jean-Damien Lagarde, Alienor Lutherie
Instruments, restorations, rentals, accessories

Penmarch, Fabrice Gougi
Double Bass only, repair& restoration. Jazz setup specialist

Perigueux, Damien Florio
33 5 53 03 53 72
new instrument, repair and restoration

St Etienne, Charton
Quatuor string instruments, new instruments, repair & restoration

Villefranche sur Saône, Jean Auray
33 4 74 60 00 73 http://www.jauray.com
DBass only, new instruments, repair & restoration

  List of French Luthiers
Thanks to Laurent Six for contributing to this list of bass luthiers in France.

Marseille, Alain Le Gouic
0033496124145 31 legouicalain@aol.com
bass and bow-maker, restorer. Pernambucco and carbon-fiber bows, antique, romantic, special, etc. models). Fine old and modern double basses

Montauban, Crystal Lutherie
Instrument sales, repairs, restorations

Germany

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Berlin-Kreuzberg, Bernhard Kort
+49 30 / 61 28 49 41 http://www.b-kort.de
Double Basses, Repairs and Accessories

  Suennenblink Musikwerkstatt - Heiner Windelband
Double Bass only, new instruments, repair and restoration, setup

  Mainz, Christoph Sticht
Double Bass Maker and restorer

Münchweier, Stefan Johann Krattenmacher
+49 (0)7822 300 50 70 http://www.krattenmacher.com
maker and restorer of fine stringed instruments (By appointment only, please)

Munich, Alexander & Thomas Grünert
0049 89 50059456, Fax 0049 89 50059455 http://www.germanstrings.de bassmaker@web.de

Penzberg, Horst Grünert
+49 (0) 8856 - 9218-0 http://www.gruenert.com
Instruments

  Studio f ür Kontrabässe - Sven Gawron Viersen
Double Bass, EURB maker ("Vektorbaß")

Viersen, Tobias, Tobias Pöhling
Maker, repairs, service

Great Britain

Guilford, Brian Cohen
Sells, builds instruments (cellos, some basses), repairs, accessories

St Leonards on sea, East Sussex, Paul N. Bryant, Bryant Basses
Basses and other strings

Edinburgh, Ken McDonald
44 131 669 3812
specialises in double basses

Hawkwell, Adrian Vickers
cell 07870 637420, home 01702 206978 http://www.avcontrabass.co.uk/

Banbury, Oxfordshire, Thomas Martin
Creates new instruments; Professor at the Guildhall School of Music, London and former Principal Bass with the London Symphony Orchestra

Leicester, Timothy
+44 116 2899798 Tel & fax http://www.batchelar.com tim@batchelar.com
Restores, deals in and makes mainly basses and celli. Sells accessories. Established 1978. Former Lecturer in violin restoration at London Guildhall University. Accredited Member Institute of Musical Instrument Technology.

London, The Contrabass Shoppe
+44 (0) 1932 248900 Fax: 020 7401 3007 http://www.contrabass.co.uk info@contrabass.co.uk
Restoration, accessories, bows, new and used basses

London, Adrian Warrick Stringed Instruments
Tel & Fax 020 8574 5389 awarrick@awarrick.co.uk
Specialises in the Double Bass. Business four generations and 130 years old.

Maidenhead, Berkshire, Peter Tyler
Sales, restorations, repairs

Somerset, Martin Penning
Makes double basses, violins, violas and cellos

Sutton, Surrey, M & J Healey Violins
Instruments, repairs, restorations

Manchester, David E Vernon Violins
(+44) 161 865 7438 Fax (+44)161 865 7650
supplies, repairs and adjustments

Watford, Thwaites Fine Stringed Instruments
Repairs, adjustments, appraisals, sales of new and used basses and other stringed instruments

Canterbury, Kent, Larry Klatskow
01227-750461
Repairs

Wiltshire, Salisbury, Nick Marchant Guitars
Repair work on double basses (by appointment only)

Halstead, Essex, Martyn J. Bailey Luthier Ltd
Restoration work mostly on basses, British-made machines, many photos on site.

Kent/London, Jerome Davies
Repair and building of stringed instruments, concentrating on basses (Jerome is a bassist himself). Member of NAMIR (The UK association of musical instrument repairers).

Salisbury, Charles Collis
Office 01722 325939 / workshop 07842819290 http://www.charlescollis.co.uk/ info@charlescollis.co.uk
Maker and restorer of double basses. From extensive restoration to set-ups and adjustments. Some sales.

Greece

Athens, Stefan K.L & Goran Losic
+30.6945032901 tel/ fax: +30.210.9757594 kontrabaso@in.gr
new instruments, work on all violin family, specialized in set up, tap tuning & mode matching, minor repairs, fretted Double Basses

Ireland

Dublin, James Beatley Violin Maker
Repairs and restorations for all strings.

Galway, The Double Bass Workshop
restoration, repair and setup

Galway, Paul Doyle Instruments
Makers and repairers of Double Bass and Electric stick bass... since 1890

Dublin, Cremona Violins
01-5059200 or mobile 087-2416723
String family repairs

Israel

Tel-Aviv, Eyal Vodnizky
972-3-6490951, fax 972-3-6490105 eyalviolin@bezeqint.net
Builds and repairs URBs, built EUB for Eberhard Weber

Italy

Cremona, Links to five luthiers

Cremona, Sandro Asinari
Tel and Fax: +390372460762 http://www.asinari.it info@asinari.it
Double Bass builder, repairs

Cremona, Luciano Bini
Instruments, restorations

Cremona, Giorgio Grisales
+39 0372 460047, Fax: +39 0372 471015 http://www.grisales.com info@grisales.com
New and used instruments, repairs and restoration

  Grisales & Russ

Cremona, Marco Nolli, Nolli Violins
Bassmaker, all strings

Cremona, Scaramuzza Music Shop and Violinmaking
instruments, repairs, and accessories

Cremona, Trabucchi Stefano, Violin Maker
New instruments, all strings, accessories

Ferrara, Sergio Scaramelli
0532 752193 fax 0532 759175 info@contrabbassi.it
instruments, restorations

  Luciano Golia, Double Bass Maker
New instruments

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Japan

Tokyo, Hideaki Takasaki, Yoyogi
Consulting, repair, restoration, setup, sells new and used Double Basses and EUBs

Setagaya section of Tokyo, A. Hashimoto
builds basses, does repairs, and builds guitars.

Lebanon

East Beirut, Rames Khoury
493 546
makes many stringed instruments, does repairs

Mexico

Coatepec, David Estrada & Lorena Beverido
(2) 816 50 40, Fax: (2) 816 35 68 http://www.coatepecviolins.com
Make all string family instruments, does repairs

Netherlands

Almere, Atelier voor Contrabas, Lucas Suringar
036-5452527 l.suringar@wolmail.nl
Basses and repairs

Arnhem, Jurgen Preyer
003126 370 1002 or 003164 137 5871 http://www.contrabassen.nl jurgen.preyer@zonnet.nl

Bemmel, René Zaal
31481466082, fax 31481466087 http://www.renezaal.nl info@renezaal.nl
professionally trained violinmaker, member of the Dutch Group of Violinmakers and the AEL. He specializes in building 4- and 5-string double basses as well as restorations and sales.

Groningen, Rikkers Gitaarbouw

Breda, Pot en van Dalen
Repair, rental and sales. Mostly violins but they know how to handle the upright bass very well.

New Zealand

Lyttelton, Christ Church, Stephen String Instruments, Peter Stephen
New Instrument Building, restorations, general string work

Norway

Oslo, Hornaas Musikk as
Corrective maintenance and repair service for stringed instruments

Portugal

Algarve, Jaoa Pessoa
(00351) 917 146 561, (00351) 963 367 274 jp.guitars@clix.pt
Mainly makes guitars and related Portuguese instruments but is also very good at working with basses.

Korea, Republic of (South)

  Linear Kontrabass Luthier Workshop, Lin Torton
82-31-836-4393, fax: 82-31-836-4391 http://www.linear.co.kr linear_doublebass@hotmail.com

South Africa

Cape Town, Sergio Paliaga
021 5582524 obass@intekom.co.za
Stringed Musical Instrument repairs, as well as design and manufacturing.

Sweden

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:, Those in this listing are not endorsed or recommended by us simply by their appearance here, so choose carefully.
Please understand that this directory is simply a listing of people and shops that have been gathered by or submitted to us. Anybody can claim to be a bass repairman regardless of his actual knowledge or experience. Getting references from other respected bass players may be the best way to check on the quality of work before making an appointment.

Göteborg, David Gouthro, Violin Ateljé Göteborg
+46(0)31-18 52 40, Mob:+46(0)739-16 26 91 info@gouthro-goteborg.se

Stockholm, Lutheria "Venezia del Nord", Luin Sitkey
0046 8 720 14 58

Switzerland

Muralto, Giorgio Lanini
Repairs, new instruments

Berne, Georg Pianzola

Rothenthurm, Kontrabass-Shop
Instruments, repairs

Russia

St.Petersburg, Gleb Drozdov String instruments
+7 921 396 43 60 glebdroz@ya.ru
Violin maker, specializes in the repair and restoration, set up of string basses (by appointment only).