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Master Made Puglisi Basses

Proud Heritage, Australian Made.

Musicians world-wide have discovered the handmade works of art that are Benedict Puglisi’s stringed instruments, notably double basses, cellos, violas and violins. His expertise, passion and quality of workmanship have been widely recognized around the world.

Benedict’s instruments have been enjoyed by musicians across all genres, and are praised for their versatility, responsiveness and power.

"The Double Bass Maker " enjoy a short movie about Benedict and his Basses 

Each instrument reflects Benedict’s inspiration found in both nature and history, taking form in beautifully crafted and individual works.

 “There are so many styles of playing the Double Bass, so my aim is to match these with the different models I make. I love to make instruments with carved-backs and violin corners for their sheer beauty. However, I also enjoy working with musicians, and creating many variations to these classic styles.” (Benedict G. Puglisi)

“Any man-made thing should be well made and durable; it should be ergonomic and fit for purpose; it should have brought no harm to anybody or anything; and it should evoke delight and lasting pleasure in use” – Kevin McCloud

These wise words heavily influence Benedict’s philosophy as a luthier. Simplicity, elegance and playability are vital outcomes of the instrument making process.




Puglisi Vuillaume Model Double Bass -
DB Puglisi Vuillaume
( USD )
Benedict G Puglisi - Vincenzo Panormo model - 2011 SOLD -
DB Panormo 2
( USD )

Sold to a very lucky person!

Benedict G Puglisi - Vincenzo Panormo model - 2011 -
DB Puglisi Panormo Flat Back
( USD )

Now resides in the USA

Benedict G Puglisi - Vincenzo Panormo model - 2012 -
DB Puglisi Panormo Carved Back
( USD )
Puglisi Viennese Model Double Bass -
DB Puglisi Viennese
( USD )
Benedict Puglisi Vitruvian Three -
DB Vitruvian 3
( USD )
Panormo style Puglisi Double Bass -
DB- Panormo
( USD )
Little Red Puglisi Double Bass -
DB- Little Red
( USD )
Leonardino Puglisi Double Bass -
DB - Leonardino
( USD )
The 5th Gear -
DB - 5th Gear
( USD )
L'Amanda Puglisi Double Bass -
DB- L'Amanda
( USD )
The Riley Puglisi Double Bass -
DB- The Riley
( USD )
The Bushman Puglisi Double Bass -
DB- The Bushman
( USD )
La Piccolina Double Bass -
DB- La Piccolina-DUP1
( USD )


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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