Studio Pangaro is a full-service string instrument shop specializing in the setup, repair, and restoration of upright bass, cello, and guitar. The shop is located in Central Square, Cambridge, with customers across the Boston area.
I’ve been a luthier as long as I’ve been a musician. I built my first guitar at 13 and started the double bass at 18. Growing up in Boston, there weren't many local bass luthiers that my teachers trusted, so I would drive hours out of state to hang around the shops of local luthiers like Lou DiLeone, picking up whatever advice I could. Back at home, I'd usually end up taking my instruments apart and tinkering with them while I should have been practicing. This habit became an obsession for over 25 years, through a degree in sociology, a Masters in engineering, and a 20 year career as a product designer.
Years ago, I found myself in New York looking for a change. I was lucky enough to meet David and Judy Gage, and spent several years at a workbench 6 feet away from David. New York has a way of breaking double basses that no other city can equal. During that time, I honed my skills on almost every repair imaginable alongside five other great luthiers.
In 2017, it was time to move the family out of New York, and I set up shop in the Boston area. Today, Studio Pangaro specializes in the meticulous setup and repair of double bass, cello, and guitar. I also make double basses and have instruments for sale.
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