Thomas Andres Double Basses & Wolf Instruments

Thomas Andres Wolf was trained as a bass player at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the New England Conservatory. He free-lanced for years playing in symphony, opera, ballet, early music, and chamber orchestras. Known worldwide as a maker, restorer, and historian of harpsichords and fortepianos, he maintains a workshop for the restoration and production of keyboard instruments with his wife, Barbara. He has been a James Smithson Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.

With this extensive training and experience in musical instrument making and conservation, Tom has expanded his bass activities to better serve the orchestra, jazz, bluegrass, and period performance bassists he so admires.

In an effort to eliminate all negative sounds (wolf tones) his basses are signed: Thomas Andres Bass Makers.

Our workshop is located in a century-old schoolhouse in the beautiful horse and wine country of northern Virginia forty miles west of Washington, DC.

Your visit is welcome: please call ahead to schedule an appointment.