We design and make high quality double basses and violones and 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,  1958 King Mortone blondie, Anton Schroetter, our own Maggini from 2014, and a  nice Steven Reilly 1990 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 very good French bows by  Reiley, Hannings & Rubino, John Norwood Lee, and Vigneron.. 

Coming soon a 2020 summer Schoolhouse intern project Maggini made with local spalted maple, walnut, and slab sawn pine! 

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

       Anon. Markneukirchen, circa 1920


             1958 King Mortone blondie


       Abraham Prescott   Concord, NH

                         $ 50,000

        19th-century Neapolitan


                Jacquet circa 1880

                       $ 24,500

          Anon German circa 1960

                    $ 6,100

         Neuner and Hornsteiner 1849


           Thomas Andres 2016 Viennese


               Steven Reiley  1990   

                       $ 39,000

              Northern Italian


                Christian Laborie 2001

                  Piatellini   $ 29,000

         G.A. Pfretszchner  pre-war

                    $ 12,500

              Tarantino, Naples, 1935

                        $ 42,000