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Bass Sales

March 6, 2024

  Dear Bass Friends,


        Check out the Guaneri page for pictures and the story of the BRAND NEW Guaneri model!

        Soon there will be a similar story for yet another model based on a Testori also owned by the Minnesota Orchestra.

         Seth is pretty well booked up for 2024 bass-making wise, but there's always 2025, so get in touch any time.

     For occasional process photos, sometimes featuring Epli the Icelandic Sheepdog and Jerry the cat (our older cat, Bumbles, disdains the paparazzi), follow Seth on Instagram @sethkimmelbass.


     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.

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