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. Instruments I build are based on a knowledge of observing and working on thousands of instruments. From this hands on knowledge I have developed my own style of building and designing instruments.
I make a range of instruments from 12 string electric bass guitars, jumbo and flat top parlour guitars, mandolins, double basses, ukulele's, classical Spanish guitars and many other instruments. Some years ago my passion for building instruments took me to Europe where I worked in German for Lakewood Guitars. Latter I travelled to Spain where I visit the studios of some of the famous Spanish luthiers.
Often when a musician contacts me we discuss what they play and the sound, style and music they are interested in. From these observations I form ideas as to the musician requirements.
On my website is a section called "THINGS TO KNOW" Useful information if you are considering a new instrument.
Having something built for you to a very high specification, it's important to understand this is not a quick off the shelf process. But it does begin with a conversation. If you are interested in having an instrument made, give me a call and we can have a chat.
Regarding the Photography on my website : Almost all of the photographs are of instruments in the process of being built or photographs I had taken of instruments I have built over the years. I'd like to thank the musicians who contributed to the photography for 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 Peter at his Studio 64-3 328 8033.