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March 27, 2020

      Dear Bass Friends,


       It's a bit crazy how much can change in a month.  Seth is luckily still able to keep working away in his shop in the back yard.  He went and got a number of sets of wood milled the day before our Governor, Kate Brown, released her, necessary but unfortunate "shelter in place as much as possible" order, so he can keep working. Nonetheless, we are very aware that not everyone can, and how frustrating and scary this all is. 


       I am working on getting some photos up of a 'Cello that Seth just made for a local member of the Eugene Symphony, so keep your eye out for that in a few days.  So for now, I hope you find some solace in the depth of our website, and in your own passion for music. 

        Remember, Seth's varnish can be wiped down with alcohol (except #4 and #7 which have still have the original spirit varnish)!  Polish that bass, clean your strings, wash your hands, and have fun playing until we can play together again.


         LauraRose ,

P.S. Speaking of bass #s: If you own #1, #10, #12, #13, #15, #16, #21, #24, #33, #35, or  #36 and you contact us with your contact info we will send you a beanie!

©Peter Coco 2015 used w/ permission; Seth Kimmel American double bass violins shipping, delivery, packing crate, butter-truck,

     "At no point have I felt like I was being 'sold' a bass. Rather, I felt like this was a collaborative process and that the goal was to work together to create an instrument that would be the newest and finest double bass made in America. I truly believe you have succeeded with #20."

​            Glenn Dewey  - -

              Principal Bassist  for The President's Own U.S. Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra and Professor of Double Bass/Coordinator of Strings at  George Mason University

      Click the above logo for a link to a credit union that gives loans to its artist/musician members for artistic endeavors such as purchasing an instrumentThey let students co-sign loans with their parents and they are pretty flexible about how you show your income, too. You can buy an instrument with (I think) as little as 10% down and the interest rates are low.  

     The president is even a bass player!

Chuck Israels playing his Kimmel Busetto corner bass©2016 by Charlie Porter; use dwith permission by Seth Kimmel  Bass maker/luthier of American made, real wood, hand-carved, double bass violins; Eugene, Oregon, USA
Click the player button to hear Chuck and Jessica Israels do a take of "Take My Sugar to Tea" on his first Busetto. Then click on the picture to see all about this bass! 
 [Note: all videos and clips on the site sound WAY better if you plug into speakers or headphones.]

Kimmel basses range from $24-40K, with a 20% discount for any level of student!