Welcome to Upton Bass String Instrument Company of Mystic, CT and Boston, MA. Upton Bass specializes in building custom hand made double basses
, award winning and highly acclaimed worldwide. Working closely with some of the most renowned bassist in the world like Gary Karr, John Pattitucci, Harvie S, Eric Revis and many more has given Upton Bass even further insight into the craft and understanding of what different players need in a hand-crafted string bass instrument.
UB offers other select new upright basses
like the fine English Double Basses made by Thomas and George Martin
as well as other instruments from select makers. All of these string bass instruments feature the exacting setups and adjustments Upton Bass is known for.
Upton Bass has an ever evolving stock of fine old, vintage and used double basses.
From mid 18th century Italian bass violins, older fine collectable American bass viols like that of Abraham Prescott, all the way to more recently made string bass instruments of the 1940's like that of Frank DiLeone of New Haven. Upton Bass often has on hand fine French basses like that of Thibouville-Lamy and players can always find a classic German John Juzek Double Bass
or great vintage Czech Bohemian bass from the late 1800's thru the early 1900's that's sure to give that classic sound...