Martin Stanley Bass

Double Bass luthier

Bio

Martin Stanley - Luthier

Martin Stanley is a double bass maker located in Sydney NSW Australia. He started making instruments in 2019 under the guidance and mentorship of Master Luthier Matthew Tucker at Bresque Basses in Marrickville Sydney.


Although Martin set up his own studio workshop in 2022, he enjoys the creative collaboration of the Bresque Bass workshop where he is in contact with many musicians from across Australia.


He specialises in handcrafted basses using high quality locally sourced timbers.

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7/8 Model

(For Sale)

This orchestral instrument is a big one, but extremely responsive and a joy to play. The low strings speak quickly and easily, producing a rich and complex voice that shakes the floor very nicely indeed.

  • It has a sitka spruce top and flamed black walnut back and sides, with a striking dark walnut dart in the back
  • Mahogany scroll
  • Responsive Bracing System designed by Matthew Tucker
  • String length is 41.5" (1054mm)
  • Rubner tuners
  • D Neck
  • The generous 7/8 model was designed by US luthier Joey Naeger.
  • FF holes and scroll are the maker's own design
  • Poplar wood purfling
  • Built under the guidance of Matthew Tucker at Bresque Basses in Marrickville, Sydney, where it is currently on display

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7/8 Model

(Work in Progress - For Sale)

Due for completion in Q3'2023 this 7/8 model has a mahogany back and sides with a sitka spruce top. Key features include:

  • Mahogany scroll
  • Bass bar is modelled on a concept by Mario LaMarre (pictured)
  • Responsive Bracing System designed by Matthew Tucker
  • String length estimate at 41.5" (1054mm)
  • D Neck
  • Rubner tuners
  • The generous 7/8 model was designed by US luthier Joey Naeger.
  • FF holes and scroll are the maker's own design
  • Pear wood purfling
  • Built under the guidance of Matthew Tucker at Bresque Basses in Marrickville, Sydney, where it is currently available for viewing

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4/4 Model

(Work in Progress - For Sale)

Due for completion in the 1H'2024 this 4/4 model will be made using Makore wood for the back and ribs, with a European Spruce top.

Key features will include:

  • Maple scroll
  • Responsive Bracing System designed by Matthew Tucker
  • D Neck
  • FF holes, scroll and purfling are the maker's own design
  • Built under the guidance of Matthew Tucker at Bresque Basses

Contact

Phone

+61 418 647 361