Repair Staff –

Repair Staff


With a skilled eye at assessing an instruments needs while keeping a focus on preservation and conservation, Gary leads Upton Bass in a progressive direction as a world class lutherie with either a knife in hand taking off a top or a phone in hand advising a client on their next project.


Our full time setup luthier is a also a part time gigging musician playing out two or three times a week. After over 25 years of of playing out and touring, he has valuable knowledge in every aspect of coaxing “your” tone out of your instrument.  When not at the setup bench, Jack is a valuable asset in the making & restoration of instruments in the workshop.


A classically trained violin maker, our head luthier guides the shop in a mix of new making and repair & restoration projects.


Our varnish technician is one of the best in the business, and can expertly make even the gnarliest blemishes disappear.


A versatile luthier and the workshops “right hand”, Tom can be found joining plates, carving bass bars, setting necks and just about anything else we need him to do.