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 new construction of the double bass. The studio works by appointment only in Central Square, Cambridge.

Double Bass

As a bassist, I pay special attention to setup, as well as innovations in materials and repair processes. I work 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
  • Bow rehair and repair
  • Appraisals and instrument photography
  • 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.

About Studio Pangaro

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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617 800 9303

The studio is located just outside Central Square, Cambridge.

It's 2 minute 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!