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For current instruments available, please contact Benedict Puglisi Melbourne, Australia. Just look up our Atelier website www.atelierpuglisi.com or in the
David Gage, New York: www.davidgage.com for the “Vincenzo Panormo model”
Upton Bass: Mystic, Connecticut & Boston, Massachusetts: www.uptonbass.com
Rubato Strings: Kagoshima, Japan – www.rubato-strings.com
Note: Tue-Fri closed for lunch
The workshop is easily accessible by car, public transport or taxi.
From the City: If you are travelling to the workshop from the CBD, the 109 and 48 Trams will take you right to our front door. Both trams leave from Flinders St, and can be boarded from right outside Flinders St. Station.Melbourne Tram
We are also within walking distance from Hawthorn train station, which is on the Belgrave or Lilydale lines and can be boarded at any station on the City Loop.
Taxis can easily be caught from anywhere within the CBD. You will find taxi ranks outside Flinders St. Station and The Arts Centre.
From the Airport: Melbourne Airport is located in Tullamarine along the Tullamarine Freeway. A taxi from the airport to the workshop will cost approx $45. You also have the option of catching the Skybus shuttle which will take you to Spencer St. Station in the CBD.
If you are thinking of taking one of our instruments home, remember that different airlines will have different policies regarding taking instruments on planes. You should always check with the airline before you travel. You will also need a good quality flight case to protect your double bass. You may like to bring your own, or purchase one from us.
Parking: There is ample parking available on the side streets surrounding the workshop (2 hours). There is also limited parking on Church St, but please check the signage.
Taxis: The taxi hotline for Melbourne is 13CABS. You may wish to ask for a maxi-cab or a station wagon if you are travelling with a bass. The Wheelchair Taxi (Maxi-cab) direct line is 9277 3877.
Travelling with a Double Bass
You will be able to travel with your double bass on Melbourne trains and trams, although you may experience difficulty during peak hour. However many trams will have steps leading up to the doorways, so please take note if you struggle to carry your instrument. Newer trams in Melbourne have lowered floors and larger doorways, allowing you to travel with your double bass more easily.