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.