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January 24, 2020

      Seth finished basses #64 and #65 at the end of 2019. You can now see the photos of #64 In the Gallery of Recent Basses (just scroll down past the #65 in progress box). Next on Seth's list is a 'Cello for a local Eugene Symphony member, so that's exciting.  In fact, said cellist is due to stop by any moment now to have a little chat.

     Now is a great time to get in touch if you're thinking of ordering a bass, as we are taking orders for 2020. Since we aren't really a "shop" it can feel daunting to order without trying, but not to worry: almost all Kimmel Bass owners have expressed their willingness to allow people to come by and try out their basses.  There may well be someone in your region who would be willing to spend an afternoon with you.  We also finally have one here (#62) in Eugene that is representative of Seth's current level of workmanship. Seth's bass,  good old Betty (#2), has a new top, and an improved neck so she is really pretty spiffy these days as well.  If you are interested in coming out to play #62 (and Betty), let us know and we can help with local lodging information and that kind of thing.

      Please check out our new FAQs page, then if you have further inquiries, you can e-mail Seth from the contact page  or just give him a call. He will not answer immediately if he is working, so leave a voicemail and he will get back to you as soon as he can.



Watch out for those crazy temperature and humidity changes, and be safe in general.



©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 10% discount for any level of student!