Panormo style Puglisi Double Bass

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Panormo style Puglisi Double Bass

As the varnish dries on Benedict’s Double Bass, Benedict reflects on some of the inspiration that has helped create this instrument, “This instrument was conceived some five years ago when I was fortunate enough to meet with Bill Herrod. Bill, a proud, tall and statuesque man owned his bass for more than forty years and was reluctantly arranging to part with it.  He was terminally ill with Mesothelioma but he still managed to play a short piece of music for me and share some memories of his time playing this wonderful bass with the Zelman Symphony Orchestra.

I spent the next three years restoring the instrument which had suffered years of neglect and poor repair work going back more than a hundred years.  During this time, my admiration for the maker’s work, choice of timbre and overall design inspired me to copy the instrument as close as possible.  My suspicions were founded when the Bass was confirmed to be English and probably made in the Lott workshop in early 1800s.

This instrument, which is now playing in London with an expatriate Australian, sounds every bit as good as it’s workmanship. I took a number of years to source timbre that was as close as the original and managed to reproduce as faithfully as I could, the varnish and texture of this majestic instrument.  Unfortunately, Bill who was a major inspiration for this instrument will not be here to see the results but I sincerely hope his family and Grandson (who has started to play Double Bass) will appreciate the work I have done.” 

(Stringendo - Atelier Muse, published Oct 2010)

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MEASUREMENTS:

Upper Bout: 53 cm

C Bout: 38 cm

Lower Bout: 68 cm

Back Length: 110.5cm

String Length: 107.5 cm

 

For purchasing of a similar instrument or having a Double Bass commissioned, please visit Benedict's website: http://www.benedictgpuglisi.com


Price is inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST). This tax is not applicable to overseas customers.

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New Emilio Slaviero Bow Collection

Atelier Puglisi has recently taken on an exciting new commission of Emilio Slaviero bows from Cremona, Italy. We now have a fine selection of bows for Violin, Viola and Cello.

In past years our Slaviero bows have proven very popular with professionals and advanced students. Again, we will have a limited stock of a variety of styles and finishes. We encourage you to make an appointment to view or try these bows.

 

2014 Cremona Aussiebition

 

Once again, Atelier Puglisi is proud to host the annual Cremona Aussiebition. This year, Cremonese instrument-maker Roberto Cavagnoli will be exhibiting fine Cremonese Cellos, Violins and Violas. He also brings with him several bows by Cremonese bow-maker Emilio Slaviero.

The Aussiebition will be held from July 3rd - 12th during our usual opening hours.

Please come by the shop, or call us to make an appointment to try these beautiful instruments and bows. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

 

 

 *NEW YORK, NEW YORK*

 

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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