Benedict G Puglisi – Vincenzo Panormo modello

Arguably Benedicts most famous and successful model to date.

A true classic!

Influenced and styled after one of the world’s most influential instrument makers Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo, born Palermo 1734. A pupil of Carlo Bergonzi, Vincenzo was responsible for bringing the elegance and stunning proportions of violin makers to the double bass world.

Benedict has successfully interpreted Panormo’s  form and beauty for the modern  repertoire and requirements.

No less than Five instruments to date have been crafted, using the same spectacular Austrian Maple for the back and sides and matching Swiss spruce for the tops.




Highly figured Austrian carved Maple back. Matching ribs and scroll.

Swiss spruce.

Original handmade Machine heads.
Puglisi fittings.


Upper bout: 52.2cm
Middle bout: 36.1cm
Lower bout: 67.8cm
Body length: 114.1cm
String length: 106.6cm – 42”
Rib ratio: 16.0/22.0/22.4cm

These large Panormo style basses move air. Well suit orchestral or jazz playing at a highest standard. This carved back model has a very powerful tone for solo playing, with superb clarity and responsiveness with arco playing. In the upper registers there is sweetness and very clear  projection.

Panormo/Puglisi model 2010 “The Churchill” SOLD

Panormo/Puglisi model 2011 “The Silver” SOLD

Panormo/Puglisi model 2012 . This instrument is now available

Panormo/Puglisi model 2013 “Martlida” SOLD  Christain McBribe.

Panormo/Puglisi model 2014 flatback “Larry”  SOLD


This model Bass can be heard in New York, and is proudly owned by Christian McBride. After his  visit to Melbourne for the 2013 International Jazz Festival