Studio Pangaro
String Instrument Repair, Restoration, and Design
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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.

Double Bass

As a bassist and a luthier, I pay special attention to setup, as well as innovations in materials and repair processes. I take pride in working with every customer to dial-in the right repair for their instrument, playing style, and budget.

Services include:

  • Setup optimization
  • Seasonal adjustments
  • Low C extensions
  • All range of repairs
  • Overhauls and restorations
  • Custom-made double basses


Not a big violin, not a mini bass, the cello has its own set of needs. I start with 'spec' setup, and then adjust the sounds and playability to each player's needs.

The range of cello service available is similar to that of basses, with a particular focus on custom setup not available at more 'traditional' shops. This is especially popular with jazz players and cellists who cover a broad range of music.


Guitar was my first instrument, and at heart, I'm still a guitar geek. Since Boston has an large selection of guitar luthiers, I focus mostly on acoustic repairs and overhauls.

Services include:

  • Complete setups
  • Structural repairs
  • Bridge regluing and replacement
  • Fret dressing and refretting
  • Neck resets

About Studio Pangaro

I’ve been a luthier as long as I’ve been a musician. I always ended up taking my instruments apart and tinkering with them while I should have been practicing. Growing up in New England, I spent hours hanging out in the shops of local luthiers like Lou DiLeone, picking up whatever advice I could. 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. During that time, I saw more basses (and bass injuries) than most people see in a decade, and nursed them back to health alongside five of the best bass luthiers in the business.

Eventually, it was time to move the family out of New York. Here in the Boston area, 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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617 800 9303

Studio Pangaro has moved to Central Square, Cambridge!

It's a short walk from the Red Line MBTA stop, and parking is available.

Hours are by appointment only, but I can often accomodate last-minute requests.

The best way to schedule an appointment is through the web form below. I almost always respond within 24 hours—if you don't hear back, please check your spam folder or call!