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Telephone: +61 3 9853 9525
Fax: +61 3 9853 1477
ABN: 70 104 318 327


40 Church Street

Appointments essential

Opening Hours: appointment times

Times may vary due to workshop and outside of work commitments

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

Tuesday- Friday 10.30am-4.30pm, (Closed for lunch 1.00pm-1.30pm)

Saturday 9.30am-1.00pm

ph 03 9853 9525


Closed to public Sundays

Closed to public Mondays


Visiting Atelier Puglisi


Getting Here

The workshop is easily accessible by car, public transport or taxi.

From the City: 
If you are travelling to the workshop from the CBD, the 109 and 48 Trams will take you right to our front door. Both trams can be boarded from just outside Flinders St. Station.
We are also within walking distance from Hawthorn train station, which is on the Belgrave or Lilydale lines and can be boarded at any station on the City Loop.
Taxis can easily be caught from anywhere within the CBD. You will find taxi ranks outside Flinders St. Station and The Arts Centre.


From the Airport: Melbourne Airport is located in Tullamarine along the Tullamarine Freeway. A taxi from the airport to the workshop will cost approx $45. You also have the option of catching the Skybus shuttle which will take you to Spencer St. Station in the CBD.

If you are thinking of taking one of our instruments home, remember that different airlines will have different policies regarding taking instruments on planes. You should always check with the airline before you travel. You will also need a good quality flight case to protect your double bass. You may like to bring your own, or purchase one from us.


Parking: There is ample parking available on the side streets surrounding the workshop (2 hours). There is also limited parking on Church St, but please check the signage.

Taxis: The taxi hotline for Melbourne is 13CABS. You may wish to ask for a maxi-cab or a station wagon if you are travelling with a bass. The Wheelchair Taxi (Maxi-cab) direct line is 9277 3877.

Travelling with a Double Bass: 
You will be able to travel with your double bass on Melbourne trains and trams, although you may experience difficulty during peak hour. However many trams will have steps leading up to the doorways, so please take note if you struggle to carry your instrument. Newer trams in Melbourne have lowered floors and larger doorways, allowing you to travel with your double bass more easily.



In the CBD: There are many other great places to stay in the city, at a range of prices. Accommodation is also found along St. Kilda Road, in St. Kilda and South Yarra, and north of the city in North Melbourne and Fitzroy.

In the Area: The closest accommodation to the workshop can be found along Bridge Rd/Burwood Rd. Try the Elgin Inn, the Amora Hotel or even the Glenferrie Hotel, also a popular Pub and Restaurant. For serviced appartments try Quest Apartments on Glenferrie Rd.

Pathfinder Motel Kew Just a tram ride away or short drive.

While You're Here

Concerts and shows: As a musician, there are plenty of exciting venues where you can experience the Melbourne music scene.

The Arts Centre and the Recital Centre, both in the Southbank area, host many events including theatre, classical music and a wide variety of other styles of music and entertainment. Both have Box Offices at the venue where you can purchase tickets.

For top young classical musicians, ANAM: Australian National Academy of Music is a great space in South Melbourne, for concerts, masterclasses and recitals. 

For players interested in jazz or pop music, Melbourne's CBD and inner suburbs host an exciting music scene which we'd urge you to explore while you're here visiting the workshop. Dizzy's Jazz Club is also another great venue, which is just a short walk away on Swan St, Richmond. You might also like to check out the Fitzroy area, where venues like the Uptown Jazz Cafe and many others have gigs on every day of the week.

Have a look at:

Arts Centre Melbourne

Melbourne Recital Centre

The Jazzlab

Birds Basement  Great Dinner and Jazz!


Eating and Drinking: Melbourne is famous for its cafe culture and nightlife, so while you're here try our great coffee, or have a night out with a gig and some drinks at one of the many venues in the CBD. The workshop is situated in a short shopping strip on Church Street with cafes that offer great coffee and food.



Latest News


 The team at Atelier Puglisi would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
2017 has been a wonderful year, we've been so happy to be a part of not one but two double bass days at VCASS and MCM. The double bass community is so lucky to have such wonderful passionate teachers in Melbourne! 


last day of trade for 2017: Sat December 23rd 

first day of trade for 2018: Tuesday January 23rd


 We are so excited to be a part of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music's Inaugural Double Bass Day on the 26th of November. Congratulations in advance to all those participating in the competition and masterclasses. 



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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