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Atelier Puglisi

Atelier Puglisi Providing Musicians of every genre and level, with high quality instruments and service. Locally to world wide! Atelier Puglisi is dedicated to the art of stringed instrument making, repairs & restoration.

Operating as usual

Now on YouTube! Clamped Down.Thanks again Elsen for the Soundtrack!🎻
12/10/2021
Clamped Down! The MOST valuable tools in the workshop

Now on YouTube! Clamped Down.

Thanks again Elsen for the Soundtrack!🎻

Endless combinations for even the trickiest jobs. Nearly every day involves gluing up repairs and restorations and of course creating new instruments from sc...

I love the smell of spruce in the morning.....
17/09/2021

I love the smell of spruce in the morning.....

Riviere & Hawkes 1889 London. New to the ShowroomDouble Basses like this don't come up for sale every day.     This much...
15/09/2021

Riviere & Hawkes 1889 London. New to the Showroom
Double Basses like this don't come up for sale every day.
This much loved instrument was imported from England to Melbourne over 50 years ago and played professionally untill around 10 years ago.
Originally built as a three stringer it was fitted out with English machine heads some time after.
In very good condition structurally with a big warm tone. Ready to play now!
String length a comfortable 106cm.
www.atelierpuglisi.com
[email protected]

26/08/2021

Meet my little curious workshop friend. 1 1/2 year old Bluey. He/She loves to eat Bok Choi, Banana and his favourite treat, snails. Favourite activity, sitting under the lamp to get warm. And digging through shavings looking for food.
The cool music courtesy of Ben Hanlon and James Sherlock, Stravinsky Duo
#doublebassmaker #luthier #doublebass #woodworking #instrument #lizard #bluetongue #jazz #bassist #atelierpuglisi #jamessherlock #benhanlonbass

Sister Contrebasse! Atelier Puglisi originals.  “Celine19” meet your brand new sister born today “Monet21”.             ...
03/08/2021

Sister Contrebasse! Atelier Puglisi originals. “Celine19” meet your brand new sister born today “Monet21”. Both sleek French inspired models. Versatile, comfortable and a joy to play.

#doublebass #puglisi #atelierpuglisi #luthier #doublebassmaker #contrebasse #contrabbasso #classicalmusic #jazzbass #whatsonyourbench #madeinaustralia #workshop #cello #bassist

25/07/2021

The Voluptuous Back. Chapter 4. Making a Meyer Double Bass. Now on YouTube!
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#atelierpuglisi #elsenprice #edgermeyer #doublebassmaker #doublebass #bassist #luthier #lutherie #atelier #madeinaustralia #jazz #cello #classicalmusic #woodworking #

"The Sound of Spruce" Chapter 2 in the video series showing an entertaining sneak peek look at how the Edger Meyer inspi...
11/07/2021
Making a Meyer Bass, chapter 2 "The Sound of Spruce"

"The Sound of Spruce" Chapter 2 in the video series showing an entertaining sneak peek look at how the Edger Meyer inspired instrument was made last year. Youtube now. (Atelier Puglisi Channel)
Enjoy wonderful improvised music from Elsen Price too!

This video is the 2nd sneak peak into the workshop and reveals the procedure of making belly or top of the Double Bass. "Behind-the-Scenes: Making the Mey...

https://youtu.be/MA7ysMMehBIThe Making of the Meyer Double BassPart 1 " The Form"Now on Youtube! Please sit back and enj...
05/07/2021
Making a Meyer Double Bass: Part 1 "THE FORM"

https://youtu.be/MA7ysMMehBI
The Making of the Meyer Double Bass
Part 1 " The Form"
Now on Youtube! Please sit back and enjoy the journey.

Thanks to many for their help and a big shoutout to Rosie Westbrook for the sweet music.

This video is a sneak peak into the Atelier Puglisi workshop and the first in the series, "Behind-the-Scenes: Making the Meyer Double Bass," inspired by the ...

Waiting for the Varnish.  The next smallish solo Double Bass . Wild spruce! Sounds amazing in the white too! #doublebass...
24/06/2021

Waiting for the Varnish. The next smallish solo Double Bass . Wild spruce! Sounds amazing in the white too!

#doublebass #puglisi #doublebassmaker #atelierpuglisi #bassist #luthier #whatsonyourbench #madeinaustralia #jazz #classicalmusic #cello #contrabass @andytigges_classicalguitars @timkillcustom @atelierpuglisiaustralia

16/06/2021

The Old and The New. This weeks challenges and creations. (….And dangers)

Music courtesy of Spirograph Studies - Tamara Murphy
#atelierpuglisi #atelier #doublebassmaker #doublebass #tools #workshop #tamaramurphy #spirographstudies #lukehowardmusic #franswinn #blackcat #bassmaker #jazz #madeinaustralia #cellomaker #bassist #catsofinstagram

My latest Double Bass is now ready to try! It was inspired by the amazing music and sound of  virtuoso Edgar Meyer. When...
07/06/2021

My latest Double Bass is now ready to try! It was inspired by the amazing music and sound of virtuoso Edgar Meyer. When I was lucky enough to meet with him in 2019 and having access to his Italian labelled instrument it turned out to be a passion project I just couldn't resist.
A beautiful shaped classy instrument, with has an ergonomic feel which just can't be beat. I’ve been spending many months making sure the feel and sound is inspiring and free. With the Voice of a warm Cello in the upper register down to a powerful baritone bottom end, this is certainly an instrument to please any solo Double Bassist no matter what the genre.
And with a classy instrument like this all the fittings were customised to match including the worlds first "C Thru Extension" and custom machine heads from Zachary Martin USA.
Can't wait to share this with all. Videos to follow..

Plaster cast details, Italian Double Bass #doublebassmaker #atelierpuglisi #restoration #violin #cello #cellomaker #doub...
06/06/2021

Plaster cast details, Italian Double Bass #doublebassmaker #atelierpuglisi #restoration #violin #cello #cellomaker #doublebass #classicalmusic #jazzbass #benedictpuglisi #whatsonyourbench #atelier #plastercasting

Happy Birthday Christian McBride. Decades of inspiration.
30/05/2021

Happy Birthday Christian McBride. Decades of inspiration.

29/05/2021
Kirsty McCahon and Phoebe Alviz Russell to combine in AWO! Great article. "The instrument is so rich in sound and warm i...
20/05/2021
Double Bass: Kirsty McCahon & Phoebe Russell

Kirsty McCahon and Phoebe Alviz Russell to combine in AWO! Great article. "The instrument is so rich in sound and warm in quality and I love the blanket of sound we can create to support a string section"

The two double bass players, who will share a desk in the upcoming Australian World Orchestra season, speak about the pleasures and challenges to be found at the deep end of the string section.

11/05/2021
Ancient Italian contrabasso restoration.

Ancient Italian Contrabasso Plaster Cast
The perfect restoration is made with an flawless plaster cast. Every tiny detail and imperfection revealed. Making all the necessary corrections to the arching and all the crack repairs precise and safely achievable.
And with help from Andy Tiggs and Tim Kill we certainly have lot of fun too!
Music kind courtesy Elsen Price

#doublebass #atelierpuglisi #benedictpuglisi #contrabasso #lutherie #kontrabass #elsenprice @timkillcustom @andytigges_classicalguitars #classicalmusic #improvisedmusic #plastercast #restoration #italianart #cello #jazzbassist #doublebassmaker #madeinmelbourne

Yunior Terry from the USA,packing out Melbourne's The Jazzlab this week.  Cuban bassist, violinist, composer internation...
01/05/2021

Yunior Terry from the USA,packing out Melbourne's The Jazzlab this week. Cuban bassist, violinist, composer internationally known for his complex grooves, and contagious rhythms fusing Jazz with Afro-Cuban traditions. Smooth Man, Smooth Jazz....

https://youtu.be/QKFpg3qSxesPlease enjoy a tribute to the humble Bow Rehair and the magic musicians create with bass-ica...
20/04/2021
The Art of the Bow Rehair

https://youtu.be/QKFpg3qSxes
Please enjoy a tribute to the humble Bow Rehair and the magic musicians create with bass-ically horsehair on a stick!

Music kind courtesy Elsen Price.
Cameos from;
Rose Chaffey - Puglisi "Mara" Cello 2020
Kees Boersma - Puglisi "Swan" Da Salo 2018
Leonardo Puglisi and Shoreh Phillips
Phoebe Alviz Russell -Puglisi "Swan" Da Salo 2018
Thomas Archer - Puglisi "Ma" Cello 2018
Andres Martin- Puglisi "Renè" 2018
Damien Eckersley - Puglisi "The Surfer" 2017
Michael Fortescue - Puglisi "Meyer" 2021

For over 30 years I've been enjoying the ancient art of rehairing and preparing bows. However it never ceases to amaze me the Magic musicians can create with...

Thanks for a supper nice show from Phil Stack week @  The Jazzlab this week. "A force of nature on the double bass, Stac...
09/04/2021

Thanks for a supper nice show from Phil Stack week @ The Jazzlab this week.
"A force of nature on the double bass, Stack attacks the instrument with an energy, vigour and passion"

06/04/2021

Double Bass Scroll revealed after some fine bandsaw action.

Larry Grenadier playing the inspiration.

#doublebass #doublebassmaker #atelierpuglisi #mrdoublebass #larrygrenadier #benedictpuglisi #luthier #contrabass #kontrabass #woodworking #jazz #bassbow #madeinmelbourne #madeinaustralia #cello #cellomaker #scrolls

31/03/2021
Bow repair secrets

Essential Bow repairs secrets by Benedict Puglisi. Every musician can learn from this.

https://youtu.be/aJJsiSOjSvkOver the years I have amassed a wonderful collection of inspirational master made double bas...
21/03/2021
Master made Double Bass scrolls, in plaster!

https://youtu.be/aJJsiSOjSvk
Over the years I have amassed a wonderful collection of inspirational master made double bass and cello scrolls in plaster. I find that having a physical record of this past makers workmanship extremely useful and inspirational and pretty beautiful too. I don't really make exact copies with my original instruments but there is so much to be learned from the style and the feel of these masters. So just having these models handy really helps.
The process of safely making these models is constantly being improved and I've tried and have quite a few different materials. However I think this is probably the best result I've had so far.
Enjoy and please message me if you have any questions or comments about the processes.
Benedict Puglisi
Music by the kind courtesy of Tamara Murphy and Spirograph Studies.

Over the years I have amassed a wonderful collection of inspirational master made double bass and cello scrolls in plaster. I find that having a physical rec...

The rarely seen joy of starting a new bundle of premium bow hair.
16/02/2021
Perfect Stallion Hair

The rarely seen joy of starting a new bundle of premium bow hair.

Perfect premium stallion Mongolian bow hair. Nothing beats the feel, sound and the look. Even after 30 plus years of bow rehairing I still get joy out of sta...

Address

40 Church Street
Hawthorn, VIC
3122, AUSTRALIA

Easy! Tram 48 (Waterfront Docklands - North Balwyn) in between stops 25 + 26 on Church St, HAWTHORN. or Tram 109 (Port Melbourne - Box Hill via City) stop on Barkers Rd, HAWTHORN or Hawthorn Railway Station 8min walk.

General information

Est. 1994 by Benedict G Puglisi, Atelier Puglisi has grown to become one of Australia's premier centres for stringed instruments, luthiers and clientele, both national and international. Atelier Puglisi is dedicated to the art of stringed instrument making, repairs & restoration. It has since established itself as one of Melbourne & Australia's leading centres for repairs, restorations & sales of Double Basses, Violins, Violas & Cellos from the beginner to the professional musician. The extensive clientele extends to not only the local string playing community, but nation-wide enthusiasts, professionals & an ever-increasing international clientele. Expert instrument makers from around the world have worked in this workshop. Makers from Switzerland, Mexico, Belgium, England, Holland & Italy, as well as excellent locally grown talent. An emphasis on the training of young instrument making enthusiasts has always been at the heart of the workshop. With a further emphasis on the highest quality possible, Atelier Puglisi has consistently provided musicians of every genre & level with affordable, ethical & beautiful workmanship. Whether you are looking to buy or sell an instrument, needing to purchase accessories, or just seeking advice and information, we hope you enjoy our site.

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 1pm
1:30pm - 5pm
Friday 10am - 1pm
1:30pm - 5pm

Telephone

+61398539525

Products

Double Basses and Cellos to try and buy by appointment

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It's incredible what the scroll can tell us!
Which one do you prefer?  https://youtu.be/ZxUl0ArKfl0
https://fb.watch/a-c939NV2E/ A wonderful little piece from the Master
Chapter 6 and the Final Chapter of my mini series focusing on the making of my Edgar Meyer inspired Double Bass. An entertaining insight into the workshop, set to some superb music from Sherlock- Halon due https://youtu.be/lAFgZTpfV90
https://youtu.be/lAFgZTpfV90 The secrets in the varnish! Chapter 6. The grand finale of my little video series the making of the Meyer bass. Great music from the Sherlock-Hanlon due too. Happy New Year. Please enjoy.
Now on YouTube! Clamped Down. Thanks again Elsen for the Soundtrack!🎻
A must watch enjoyable film.
I love the smell of spruce in the morning.....
Riviere & Hawkes 1889 London. New to the Showroom Double Basses like this don't come up for sale every day. This much loved instrument was imported from England to Melbourne over 50 years ago and played professionally untill around 10 years ago. Originally built as a three stringer it was fitted out with English machine heads some time after. In very good condition structurally with a big warm tone. Ready to play now! String length a comfortable 106cm. www.atelierpuglisi.com [email protected]
Meet my little curious workshop friend. 1 1/2 year old Bluey. He/She loves to eat Bok Choi, Banana and his favourite treat, snails. Favourite activity, sitting under the lamp to get warm. And digging through shavings looking for food. The cool music courtesy of Ben Hanlon and James Sherlock, Stravinsky Duo #doublebassmaker #luthier #doublebass #woodworking #instrument #lizard #bluetongue #jazz #bassist #atelierpuglisi #jamessherlock #benhanlonbass
https://youtu.be/_YRxQmI_an4 The Devils In The Detail! Chapter 5. The setup of the Meyer Double Bass. Now on YouTube!
Making the Meyer Double Bass chapter 5. Now on YouTube. “The Devils in the Detail “ The Set-Up #tamaramurphy #doublebassmaker #doublebass #atelier #atelierpuglisi #edgarmeyer #luthier #luthiery #contrebasse #contrabbasso #cello#bassists #jazz#jazzbass #bluegrass #spirographstudies #uprightbassist