Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding

For more than two decades Benedict and his workshop team have had a close association with festivals, concert organises, bands, and bassists from all around the world, helping them to source double basses when on tour in Australia. And there has been no closer festival Association than with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival where bassists need […]

Christian McBride, world renowned jazz bassist

Christian McBride, world renowned jazz bassist

“Dear Ben, I have to tell that your instruments are AMAZING!!! I had such a wonderful time playing your instruments in Melbourne. I’ve got to say don’t fall in love easily but in this case I can make an exception. Choosing between your carved back and flat back models is a very hard task indeed. […]

Larry Grenadier.

Larry Grenadier.

“I can’t thank you enough for first, building such a fine bass but also second, letting me buy it!” Visit Larry Grenadier Facebook page  

DAVID SEIDEL, musician

DAVID SEIDEL, musician

I purchased #3 of Benedict Puglisi’s handmade Double Basses, my choice from among the five he made as a special project for the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra in 2002. Right from the start the bass was full and mature in tone and response, being suitable for arco and jazz pizzicato in equal measure. After about 10 […]

Chloe Ann Williams – Freelance Orchestral Player

Chloe Ann Williams – Freelance Orchestral Player

Benedict’s smaller double bass, “La Piccolina” is the perfect fit for me. Don’t let La Piccolina’s petite proportions fool you though – the sound she produces is by no means small! People often tell me that my bass not only sounds impressive, but is also visually captivating. La Piccolina is a work of art. I […]

8K RADIUS LIDO series – BENEDICT G Puglisi

Thanks to award-winning director and writer Clayton Jacobson for creating and Lido Cinema for presenting 8k Radius Series for this outtake about me and my work at Atelier Puglisi.

Geoff Kluke –  renowned jazz bassist & senior lecturer  at vca improvisation stream

Geoff Kluke – renowned jazz bassist & senior lecturer at vca improvisation stream

“I really enjoyed playing your new roundback double bass. Great even response in all registers. Nice feel (tension) with regular mittell Thomastik Spirocores. A huge sound with plenty of volume in all registers. Right up the top (high D note, G string at the end of the fingerboard) sings out rich and clear without “choking”. […]

Rod Gear – Australian Jazz and World Music Artist

Rod Gear – Australian Jazz and World Music Artist

I walked into Benedict Puglisi’s shop one mid-winter’s afternoon with a solitary goal – I wanted a new double bass. My old bass no longer did it for me. I wanted a bass that growled from the depths of the earth and could sing with the sweetness of a morning bird. I thought I might […]