Thomas and George Martin double basses capture the classic English double bass’s combination of power, response and sound quality.
The inspiration for this model comes from the great masters of English double bass making, Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo and Thomas Kennedy.
This instrument is based on our Martin 4/4 model, though the whole outline has been reduced from the original resulting in a 2.5cm shorter string length.
This instrument is based on our Martin ¾ model, with the bottom half of the double bass being identical.
This instrument is based on the incredible Cremonese double bass made by Vincenzo Ruggeri around 1695.
This model was first made as a special request by a client wanting a Ruggeri copy but with viol corners. It has since become a firm favourite.
This instrument is fashioned after the Cremonese double bass by Nicola Bergonzi made around 1780 that Thomas Martin used for many years.
Thomas Kennedy is one of the best-known makers from the London school of English double bass making.
Our Concert series of double basses are popular with all kinds of players. They offer excellent playability and a huge sound.
At a client’s request we were asked to make a viol version of the Concert 4/4, it has since become a firm favourite.
Our Concert ¾ double bass is an excellent all-round instrument and is very popular with jazz and classical musicians alike.
The Concerto model is the smallest of the Concert series. It is an enlarged version of the double basses made by Quenoil in France.