Martin Penning
fine stringed instrument maker

I love getting new commissions and making new models. If you want a copy of a specific instrument or a model that I have already made with alterations to suit you, I’m always happy to discuss your bespoke options on all aspects of the instrument’s materials and dimensions.

For commissions, a deposit of £1,000 is required and payments can be made in instalments for a period of up to 18 months from the time a deposit is taken.

Pricing for 2024

Flatback basses £16,000
Swellback basses £18,500

add £1000 for 5 string models

If you are considering a commisssion, you may be interested in the following article taken from Phil Palombi’s website about the relationship between the luthier and the client. The project was the brainchild of Greg Cordez: