Atelier Puglisi

 Dedicated to the art of stringed instrument making, repairs & restoration.

Established 1995 by Benedict G. Puglisi, Atelier Puglisi has grown to become one of Australia's premier centres for stringed instruments.

Trusted reputation as one of Melbourne and Australia's leading centres for repairs, restorations and sales of Double Basses, Violins, Violas & Cellos, taking enquiries from the beginner to the professional musician.

Ben at work Benedict at work 1995 

The clientele extends to not only the local string-playing community, but nationwide and international enthusiasts and professionals alike.

For more than 20 years the workshop at Atelier Puglisi has proven to be a melting pot for expert instrument makers.
Makers from Italy, USA, Sweden, Mexico, Belgium, England, Holland, Hungary and Switzerland, as well as excellent locally grown talent have made Atelier Puglisi their home.

An emphasis on the training of young instrument making enthusiasts has always been at the heart of this supportive workshop.

With an emphasis on the highest quality possible, Atelier Puglisi has consistently provided musicians of every genre and level with affordable, ethical and beautiful workmanship.


Whether you are looking to buy or sell an instrument, needing to purchase accessories, or just seeking advice and information, 

please enjoy our site.


Appointments essential

Showroom Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm

Closed 1pm to 1.30pm Lunch

Saturday. 9.30am to 1pm

Times may vary due to workshop and outside work commitments

So to ensure your personal and prompt attention, please contact us for an appointment.

ph 03 9853 9525 



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Latest News


Getting ready for the Festive Season...

We've got a great range of new Violins, Violas and Cellos and cases just in time for the holidays as well as some other special goodies, and of course our fantastic range of Double Basses. Instruments and accessories for the very beginner, intermediate and advanced students, music enthusiast to professional level - everyone deserves a present this year!




Even though it's not Hawthorn in the finals... 

The workshop and showroom will be closed on Friday the 30th of September and Saturday the 1st of October for the upcoming long weekend. See you again as normal on Tuesday the 4th of October!



Melbourne Made, Internationally Played!
ALL ABOUT THE BASS! After a marathon effort of more than one year, we are happy to say no less than six handmade double basses are ready for the shows at the World class Melbourne International Jazz Festival. The double bass players will be treated to six original instruments made right here. Melbourne Made, Internationally Played!!!
Double Bass Players such as Esperanza Spalding, John Patitucci (Wayne Shorter), Jorge Roeder (Shai Maestro), Vincente Archer (Robert Glasper), Solomon Dorsey (Jose James), James King (Gary Bartz Quartet) and many more....
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Ben in workshop
 Need a new Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass? 
We have amazing new stock in all categories and price points.
In the next few weeks we will try and list all of these on this site, however feel free to drop us a line,
and ask about an instrument for you now.
21st anniversary!2016
The month of July marks the 20st anniversary of the opening of my Showroom and Atelier in Hawthorn.
Time goes fast when your having fun! Times like this I reflect on one of my biggest inspirations. My Nonno Puglisi. A proud and hard-working fruiter, who understood the meaning of honest caring service. I just love this photo! Taken in 1966 i believe . I was just 1yo.
And i should mention that he was also an amazing fisherman! And could build anything he wanted.
Vienna Kontrabass (5 or 4 string)

A new and distinctive model from Benedict Puglisi's line of double basses. The instrument is an exact model by Lembock, accurately copied to the finest detail and tested against the original.Gabriel Lembock was a Hungarian born Viennese instrument maker famous for his accurate and impressive copies of Viennese double basses and fine Italian instruments. His instruments were praised for their fullness of tone coupled with responsiveness. This bass features gamba corners and a flat back, as well as custom authentic Viennese wooden pegs and fittings. This is an exceptionally versatile bass. It can be set up as a 5 string or 4 string orchestral bass, or in traditional Viennese tuning. The bass has a rich, dark tone well suited to orchestral playing. This is the perfect instrument for a professional looking for something versatile and suited to all circumstances.




International Jazz legend Christian McBride is now the proud owner of an original Benedict G. Puglisi Double Bass. This Bass landed in the USA early this month and is now being played by Christian. 


The 2012 Vincenzo Panormo carved back Bass was first trialed by Christian in Melbourne when he was a featured artist at the 2013 International Jazz festival.


It is truly an honour to have an original instrument with this amazing musician. We are sure that there are some amazing things to come from this relationship.









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