114 S. Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC
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Gencarelli Bass Works and Fine String Instruments, LLC is family-owned and operated in Fountain Inn, SC. GBW grew out of a love for the Double Bass and wood working. Unlike other local luthiers, Brian is a bass specialist and approaches his work from the mind-set of a professional musician. We make your bass work for you!
Brian Gencarelli, Luthier
Brian began playing the bass at age 11 and continued his studies through college. He holds a Masters of Music in Double Bass Performance from the University of Georgia. An active professional musician in the Upstate of South Carolina, he currently serves as the Principal Double Bass of the GAMAC Chamber Orchestra and as Professor of Double Bass at North Greenville University.
Brian's interest in instrument repair began in high school while
working at a violin shop making spool clamps and sweeping the floors. Once in college, he began working on basses for his university peers by gluing seams, dressing finger boards and other repairs.
Since then he has studied extensively and worked on many valuable instruments. He has recently had the privilege of studying with renowned luthiers Arnold Schnitzer and David Gage as part of the Violin Society of America's Double Bass Repair & Restoration Workshop at Oberlin College, and is a member of the International Society of Double Bassists.
Committed to helping our customers get the most out of their instrument!