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 Davis Square, Somerville MA, with customers across the Boston area.

Double Bass

As a bassist, I pay special attention to setup, as well as innovations in materials and repair processes. I love all things bass: whether it's dialing in your setup or building a custom C-extension.


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


Guitar was my first instrument, and at heart, I'm still a guitar geek. From electric setup to acoustic overhauls, I can get your fretted friend playing great again.

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 Somerville, MA 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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Studio Pangaro is located in the heart of Davis Square, Somerville.

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!