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Basses of Significance

Who are you!? Choose the Double Bass that suits you!

The Double Basses $10,000 and above, for all professional players looking for a perfect fit and an investment for life.

With instruments varying from the older European hand made instruments, to more contemporary handmade double basses. We have a widest and most wonderful range in Australia, or for that matter maybe the Southern Hemisphere.

There is a sound, colour, size for everyone. Make the trip to spend time playing though the range. Its great fun!

Each instrument can be set up to the highest standard that you want!

For more information on the full range or an appointment to try some instruments, please write to

Or simply phone business hours ph. (03)9853 9525

1880s German Double Bass -
DB 7646


French Double Bass -
DB 7615


German Trade 3/4 Double Bass Viennese Style -
DB Viennese - 6611


Composite French/Puglisi Double Bass -
DB FrenchPuglisi


3/4 German Trade Double Bass - SOLD -
7432 - Riley
$13636.36 ($11964.22 USD )
Gotz 1983 -
DB 7301
( USD )
Gotz 1982 -
DB 7302
( USD )
7/8 French School -
DB 7501 N/A



Latest News


 ARY-FRANCE bows are fully stocked for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass bows!

 Book your apppointment to try these fantastic bows! 



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 21st 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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