4/4 Louis Guersan Violin

4/4 Louis Guersan Violin

This instrument is attributed to French luthier Louis Guersan - a descendant of a family of luthiers whose ancestry in the trade went back a
hundred years. 

(Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow Makers by William Henley)

It has received extensive re-modelling work by the acclaimed repairer Georges Chanot who worked in Paris from 1833.
This exceptional instrument is suited to the intermediate to advanced player, and features an extremely sweet & warm tone.   
The high arched, high quality spruce top exhibits beautiful F-Holes and purfling, which is mirrored on the lightly figured maple back.
The quality of workmanship on this instrument is a special feature. There is also evidence that the instrument was enlarged at a later time, to fill out the upper bouts & extend the upper bout radius.
"A joy to play."


Body length: 35 cms
Upper bout: 16.2 cms
Middle bout: 11.5 cms
Lower bout: 20.3 cms


This instrument is no longer available.

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All prices are correct at time of uploading. Price variances may occur.    

Price is inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax.

This tax is not applicable to overseas customers





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Melbourne Made, Internationally Played!
All the double basses supplied to our international and national artists will be hand built, original models made right here in Melbourne by craftsman Benedict Puglisi and his talented team at Atelier Puglisi.
This traditional workshop is currently a hive of activity as these world-class instruments are chiselled, scraped, shaped and varnished in anticipation of this showcase event.
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.
20th anniversary!
The month of July marks the 20th 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.


New Emilio Slaviero Bow Collection

Atelier Puglisi has recently taken on an exciting new commission of Emilio Slaviero bows from Cremona, Italy. We now have a fine selection of bows for Violin, Viola and Cello.

In past years our Slaviero bows have proven very popular with professionals and advanced students. Again, we will have a limited stock of a variety of styles and finishes. We encourage you to make an appointment to view or try these bows.


Prices start from $2,500 AUD.




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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