Under the direction of Paul Hart, chair of the 2015 ISB Maker’s Competition workmanship judges panel, we are inviting working bass luthiers attending the convention to help us attempt a first in ISB Convention history. We are going to build a double bass in a week during the convention! This one-of-a-kind instrument will then be raffled off at the end of the week (tickets for the drawing will only be available for sale on-site at the convention), with proceeds benefiting the ISB.

Convention attendees will be able to stop by and watch the work in progress, and ask questions about the luthier’s art and process. There will even be opportunities for amateurs to assist with some of the unskilled prep work.

Luthiers and amateurs, if you are interested in helping out and want more information, please email Dustin Williams, chair of the 2015 ISB Maker’s Competition, at Dustin@WilliamsFineViolins.com.