Welcome to the Cincinnati Bass Cellar's new website, the internet home of the Mid-West's premier, full-service bass specialist.
With over 60 years of combined experience, our award-winning trio of bass experts will handle your needs with care and professionalism. Whether you are purchasing one of the finest instruments on the market, restoring a prized heirloom, or purchasing your first bass, you will have our full attention and respect.Cincinnati Bass Cellar was established in 1989 by bassists/luthiers Andrew Stetson and Chris Roberts as a co-op of skilled Cincinnati bass luthiers that included renowned restorer and maker Albert Jakstadt. Our shop was originally housed in the "cellar" of a Victorian mansion, thus the name.
We purchased a turn of the century commercial property in 2007, expanding our shop almost 6.000 square feet. Our showroom exhibits up to 50 basses, from the highest pedigree to the most basic student model. We have always specialized in major/serious restorations, and the new repair shop can accommodate numerous long-term restorations as well as set-ups and minor repairs.
With our latest addition of multi-medal winning "wonder boy" Bill Lakeberg, we have rounded out one of the best staffs in the country. We are prolific bass makers as well as working musicians, holding position in the Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic and the Peninsula Music Festival.
Thank you for taking the time to browse through our on-line home. We hope to see you soon in Cincinnati, where you will receive the personal service you deserve.