Bass Sales

August 18, 2021

  Dear Bass Friends,


     The wildfires are farther away this year, but our air-quality has been intermittently impacted, and it reminds us that so many places around the world are suffering from climate change on top of the pandemic.  It makes us very grateful for all of our blessings and privileges and we hope that you all are hanging in there and staying safe.



     We are excited to report that a notable contra-dance-band player and teacher purchased  #69 "pandemic style" through video links and a few fun phone calls. It made it's way to him last week and he is "loving the bass so much."

       Always one to enjoy learning something new, Seth is beginning work on an order for a "Guitar Body Arched Top Octave Mandolin" with some beautiful wood that isn't large enough for a bass.


        Speaking of new, you can now follow Seth on Instagram @sethkimmelbass !  I finally got him to do a social media thing!


Play what you love; love what you play.




      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!

©2019 by Seth Kimmel  Bass maker/luthier of American made, real wood, hand-carved, double bass violins; Eugene, Oregon, USA

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

     "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

Tyler Abbot --UOregon Bass Department-- on bass #68.

Also, here is a link to Tyler and Seth (separately) discussing this bass and this piece with Brian McWhorther of Orchestra Next on their podcast.