I was born in New York City in 1977 to a French
father and a Mexican mother ( I can speak with
French or Spanish speaking clients ).
I’ve been playing the bass since 1993 and making
a living as a bass luthier since 1998.
I was lucky enough to get my start in lutherie in
New York as an apprentice in David Gage's shop,
where I worked until 2001.
Subsequently, I worked for Bob Beerman in
In 2011, after many beautiful years with Bob, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to start my own shop, where I served thousands of clients, from students to jazz pros, to members of the San Francisco Philharmonic, the San Diego Symphony, the Reno Philharmonic, and others. I regularly worked with players of all styles... folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, latin, etc.
In the summer of 2018, I moved my shop to Toulouse, France. While there, I worked for a wide range of Toulousain clients, as well as ones from Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille and Spain. I also maintained and restored the double basses for the National Orchestra of Toulouse. For a brief period in London and in France, I assisted in designing and building double basses for W.E.Hill under Robert Brewer Young of J&A Beare.
Currently, my focus is on building instruments of my own design, inspired by classic and modern forms and ideas, and informed by my experience of over two decades in restoration, repairs and set-up.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about your instrument, or mine!