Basses Pre Loved and New

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Basses Pre Loved and New

At Atelier Puglisi our $4,000 to $10,000+ price range is perfect for the advanced player wanting something special. Our instruments in this range can be on the stage with members of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University, the Victorian College of the Arts, the Victorian College of the Arts High School, the Australian National Academy of Music, as well as many other schools, local, interstate and international stages. These are of course  suitable also for the beginner to enthusiast to professional and everywhere in between.

These basses each have a different voice and feel, waiting for someone to come and try them out. There’s no right or wrong instrument, often it's just what feels right to you. We can adapt the set up and strings to suit the individual and the instrument, but you can never now until you try them out!

Our stock in this range varies between older handcrafted instruments to contemporary handcrafted instruments, and are all ready to try in the showroom, set up work completed and ready to individualise. Extreme care is taken to ensure that the instruments are set up and maintained to the highest level and how you want it to be too!

We love to have our instruments tried and tested by all, so make an appointment to try some instruments at or simply phone during business hours to speak with our friendly staff on (03) 9853 9525.

1880s German Double Bass -
DB 7646


Jean-Pierre Lupot Double Bass -
DB Eastman 501
$6272.73 ($5503.54 USD )
Jay Haide Double Bass German -
DB 7452
$10454.55 ($9172.57 USD )
Jay Haide Sleek French Model 3/4 Double Bass -
DB Jay Haide French
$10454.55 ($9172.57 USD )
Jay Haide Italian Model -
DB Jay Haide
$10454.55 ($9172.57 USD )
Jay Haide Italian Model with Extension 3/4 Double Bass -
DB Jay Haide extension
$11727.27 ($10289.23 USD )
Jay Haide Five String Double Bass -
DB Jay5
$10454.55 ($9172.57 USD )
1/2 German Trade Double Bass -
DB 7598
$10909.09 ($9571.38 USD )
Gliga III DELUXE Double Bass German -
DB Gliga III deluxe
$4727.27 ($4147.60 USD )
Gliga III DELUXE french model 3/4 Double Bass -
DB Gliga Deluxe
$5045.45 ($4426.76 USD )
Original King Bass SOLD -
DB King Bass
( USD )

Sold to a very lucky player

German Trade Double Bass -
DB 7547



Latest News

Closed Saturday 17th March,

due to regional commitments. Our apologies for any inconvenience

We're thrilled to be a part of the VCASS Double Bass Day that will be held on the 20th of March for young bassists! 

To register to partake, the link is here: 



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

 Book your apppointment to try these fantastic bows! 

We are thrilled to be the first to provide sophisticated and PRACTICAL cases to instrumentalists in Australia! Pedi Products are innovative and designed for the working and travelling musician! View our new violin cases, double bass bow cases and cello bags.


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 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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