Studio Pangaro is a full-service string instrument shop specializing in the setup, repair, and new construction of the double bass. The studio works by appointment only in Central Square, Cambridge.
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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