We design and make high quality double basses and violones, are dealers for new instruments by other makers. We also offer antique and consignment instruments as they become available. 

There are currently more than a dozen basses for sale in all price ranges. Commissions for new basses and violones are encouraged.

We are pleased to add four new basses; Marino Tarantino, Naples, 1935,  Anon. Markneukirchen circa 1920,  1946 Kay Blondie,  and our own Maggini from 2014. Coming soon a  nice Steven Reilly with lions head scroll.

We also stock a small selection of bows from student to professional. Currently we have several good German bows as well as a very good French bow by Lawerence LaMay, Sartory replicas, and baroque style bass bow. 

We are glad to forward more detailed images of any of our instruments. Please contact us at thomas@lowstrings.com.



          George Gemünder  1875

                  $ 55,000

        C.G. Pfretszchner circa 1860 

               Full size   $ 24,000

        Anon. Austrian 19th-century

                   $ 15,000

      Thomas Andres,  2014,  Maggini

                       $ 30,000

            1946 Kay

            $ 3,500

       Anon. Markneukirchen, circa 1920


       Abraham Prescott   Concord, NH

                         $ 50,000

        19th-century Neapolitan


                Jacquet circa 1880

                       $ 24,500

          Anon German circa 1960

                    $ 6,100

         Neuner and Hornsteiner 1849


            Northern Italian


        Thomas Andres 2016 Viennese 

With both a 4 & 5 string removable neck

                Christian Laborie 2001

                  Piatellini   $ 29,000

         G.A. Pfretszchner  pre-war

                    $ 12,500

              Tarantino, Naples, 1935

                        $ 42,000