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October 16, 2019

      It is truly fall here.  Even our young (year and a half old) cat just wanted to curl up inside today.  I am working away in front of our new natural-gas fire-place insert with my coffee and am very cozy.  Seth is off at Nova Woodworks getting the big pieces for the next few basses thickness sanded.  If you haven't ever watched the video on the Workshop page, it's pretty fun.


     This summer Seth built a basic model Pacific Violone  (#62) to have on hand for people to try in our "bass manufacturing facility."  That's what Seth calls it now-- a bit tongue in cheek as it sounds like a big ol' factory, but also accurate in that we are not really a shop.  We don't have a bunch of basses to try, we don't re-sale string s or bows or anything. We don't do repairs. We don't sell anyone else's bassess. Etc. So the term "shop" can be a little misleading to people.  Especially now with the inter-webs connecting every word to every other word!

     I  finally managed to get the photos of basses #62 and #63 into The Gallery Of Recent Basses.  #63 has a bunch of process photos as a bonus for your patience.

     If you are interested in getting on the list, the timeline is out into 2020, but ordering now will still get you 2019 prices!  There s definitely going to have to be a price increase in 2020 due to the general cost of materials /cost of living increasing all around.  We are still planning to offer the base models at around $22K for students--including a Messina Bag and Shipping in the USA.

     If you are interested in coming out to play #62, 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.





©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!