La Piccolina Double Bass

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La Piccolina Double Bass

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La Piccolina Puglisi model Double Bass is one of the 2005 10th anniversary quartet of Double Basses handmade in the Atelier Puglisi workshop. A huge feat of instrument making, these four Double Basses were crafted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of founder Benedict G. Puglisi's Hawthorn workshop. All four basses prove to be unique from each other in many ways and provide different tonal colours and playing experiences. La Piccolina is the smallest member of the 2005 quartet, providing a complex tonal palette with great clarity and expansive volume. A beautiful, petite Double Bass, La Piccolina features sloping shoulders for ease of playing, ideal for the solo performer or for those who require a smaller bodied instrument. The orange based varnish features a dark, antiqued finish. 

La Piccolina is an extremely playable instrument and a handmade work of art.   

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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)

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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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