Here I am laying out the design for a Maggini Double Bass.
I've been a luthier for over 25 years and found it to be a journey of constant learning and developing skills. The instruments I build are based on a knowledge of observing and having worked on thousands of instruments. From this hands on knowledge I have developed my own style of building and designing instruments.
The instruments I build are based on my observing and having worked on thousands of instruments. Some years ago my passion for building instruments took me to Europe where I worked in Germany for Lakewood Guitars. Later I travelled to Spain where I visited the studios of some of the famous Spanish luthiers.
On my website is a section called "THINGS TO KNOW" Useful information if you are considering a new instrument.
It is not a quick, off-the-shelf process to have an instrument built to specification. I always begin with a conversation. If you're interested in having an instrument made, give me a call and we can have a chat.
Usually when a musician contacts me we discuss the sound and style of music they play and what they are looking for in an instrument. From these observations I form ideas as to the design and build of the instrument.
Regarding the photography on my website : The photography depicts instruments in the process of being built or instruments completed over the years. I'd like to thank the musicians who contributed to the photography on the website. Regards Peter Stephen.
The question of price varies depending on the setup and detailing of the instrument. To discuss having an instrument made it's best to contact me at his Studio 64-3 328 8033.