“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. […]
“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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Born in Germany, Vincent studied both classical and jazz Double Bass, until he arrived in Melbourne in 1995.
“There’s a luthier in Melbourne called Ben Puglisi who has been basically the guy I have been taking my bass to for years to do repairs and to help me with these wacky ideas about setting them up. The good thing about him, he can set up a beautiful French bass for a Melbourne Symphony […]
“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”. […]
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 […]
The Evergreen Symphony has four Puglisi double basses, which were custom made for them.