Instrument/Case Hire

Instrument hiring program

Short & Mid-Term Instrument Hire

For the touring instrumentalist, we can provide professional standard instruments for hire.  With the ever-increasing freight limitations on planes, we understand the logistical issues associated with transporting instruments. Please contact us to enquire about hiring Double Basses, Cellos, Violins and Violas. We are able to set up your hire instrument with any specifications that you request.


A range of instruments is available to hire that can be set up depending upon your requirements.



Long-Term Instrument Hire

We have an instrument hire program perfect for players or students who are still working out if playing an instrument is for them. We provide instruments that are set up to the best possible standard. 

Another great oportunity with our long term hire Basses is for electric Bassists looking to expand their skill sets. There is a constant demand for Double Bassists so if you are looking for some extra work this is the instrument for you. Cross over to the dark side today.

You may chose from a range of hire cellos or double basses, depending on availability, and prices start a $69 per month for a fully set up, easy to play instrument.

Instruments must be rented for a minimum of 3 months and will come with a case and bow. A pickup can also be fitted for an additional fee.

No bond is required for the rental process, just an advanced payment for the cost of a bow rehair, and there are also several ways to arrange your monthly rental payment.

Long term hire is only available for double bass and cello at this stage, including fractional sizes.

Please contact us for further information about our rental program.


The Salieri is one of our great range of instruments available for hire.



Case Hire

Flight case hire for Double Basses is another service we offer to make the transporting of these large, fragile instruments more viable.  With an array of hard fibreglass cases available, we can provide security and protection for a very affordable rate.  

Please contact us for further information and to schedule your hire.





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Commission and hire of six Double Basses for the Christophorus Symphony Orchestra from Stuttgart 2008


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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