L'Amanda Puglisi Double Bass

L'Amanda Puglisi Double Bass

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L'Amanda Puglisi Double Bass


Part of the 2005 10th Anniversary Quartet and made in collaboration with violin and cello maker Martin Penning from Bristol, U.K., this unique instrument, named l'Amanda, is the result of merging cultures. From the stunning Italian poplar, carefully sawn and prepared by Italian bass maker Giuseppe Guerrini and passed onto Benedict in Cremona 2003, this original Benedict Puglisi model Double Bass was crafted over a period of time by both Martin and Benedict. The top was acquired from the estate of the late New South Wales violin maker, John Johnston and the internal blocks were obtained from Tasmania and are reclaimed King Billy pine. Martin and Benedict spent many months taming the spectacular, wild patterns of the poplar timber, resulting in a striking ensemble in workmanship.

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L'Amanda’s back features wild, irregular, checkerboard patterned Lombardy poplar from the Milan/Cremona region of Italy. This carefully selected wood was shaped and carved to form a low arched back with matching ribs. The neck and scroll are constructed from deeply flamed maple, fitted into the neck block with an ebony capping. The top features even, medium-grain spruce with mild, bear claw figuring. The purfling is unique to Atelier Puglisi, with its pinstriped ebony centre and poplar inserts.


L'Amanda is a warm, soft sounding instrument, which develops complex, sonorous qualities when amplified.


L'Amanda, like all Atelier Puglisi instruments, is extensively set up to a high standard. This instrument features an 89cm ‘A’ grade ebony fingerboard with matching nut, saddle and Hill style tailpiece. The string length is 105.5 cm (41.5 inches). The endpin is the deluxe German Ulsa type with detachable tip. A deluxe ‘A’ grade French Aubert bridge with brass adjusters has been fitted to suit and original, handmade Royle machine heads, exclusive to Benedict, complete the set up.

String length 105.5 cm (41.5 inches).
Fingerboard ‘A’ grade ebony
Tailpiece EbonyHill style
Endpin Deluxe Brass and Ebony German Ulsa (detachable tip)
Bridge Deluxe ‘A’ grade Aubert bridge with brass adjusters
Machine heads Royle machine heads (Unique and handmade in Australia)


This instrument is no longer available

For more information on Benedict's Double Basses, please visit www.benedictgpuglisi.com



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