I started in the violin trade as an apprentice repairer and restorer, now my company Martyn J Bailey Luthier Ltd here in the UK continues as its core activety to offer a complete repair and restoration service for violins, violas, cellos and double basses. Whether you are a student, amateur or professional player, collector, museum or the trade, I offer the same high standard of work and service. No job is too small, nor too large; I undertake work from minor adjustments and repairs to complete rebuilds, 5 string double bass conversions and left handed double bass conversions can also be under taken. With more than 41 years experience you can expect and will receive excellence, please see the repair & Restoration Work section.
I normally try to make each year a limited number of new handmade cellos and double basses, please see Martyn Bailey cellos for sale and Martyn Bailey English double basses . Jay Haide cellos can be found in the cellos for sale section, also in the Double basses for Sale section details can be found of the Jay Haide double basses and other double basses which I have in stock. I make double bass extensions for players wanting those lower notes but without the need for an extra string. I offer a carefully selected range of Accessories and fittings, including the beautifully made Baker model double bass machine heads that are made exclusively for me here in the UK, see Double Bass Machines section in the main menu, and the Col Legno carbon fibre bows. I hope you will find my web site of interest, thank you for your visit.
New - please see the Electric Upright Bass ( EUB ) page!
Si vous désirez nous contacter en français n'hésitez pas par email ou par téléphone, demandez de parler à Jane.
Best regards Martyn J Bailey Luthier, Maker & Restorer.