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Serving Bassists

Burton City Basses, a division of Mark Schwartz Violins, is staffed by professional bassists committed to the highest quality standards and premier customer service.

P roviding aspiring students to the accomplished professionals with an unsurpassed double bass experience. Our luthiers are professional bassists who specialize in premium craftmanship for repair, restoration, vintage sales, consignments, bow re-hairs and custom extensions.

My bass looks a lot better now that Craig applied a good looking varnish. Craig also added some well proportioned ebony bumpers to protect the bass. I recommend Burton City Basses to everybody.

Derrick TietzCustomer

Mark and Craig did a wonderful job fixing my bass. They really are experts in their craft and will take the necessary time to fully inform you on the modification and repairs they are making.

Aaron ShimoriCustomer

Great Work at an affordable price! Super fast!

Quentin Casanova

Beautiful instruments and restorations !

Kris Morison

Craig helped me purchase a bass after an 8 year hiatus. The shop was welcoming and allowed me to take my time making decisions.
Thanks, Mark & Craig!

Cody Donovan

Craig and Mark are absolute masters of their crafts, and I am in love with the work they have done on my instrument. My new C- Extension feels incredible under my hand and I can't wait to show it off!

Zachary Johnson

Great work at a great price! Super happy about how fast the turn-around was as well. Craig will be my main repair and maintenance man from now on!

Danny Yang

Friendly and efficient! Highly recommend for anything you'd need. They will get it done.

Josephine KimCustomer

Craig and Mark take care of my instruments, and my students', with care, expertise, and insight. This shop is an indispensable resource to our community.

John KennedyCustomer

Fantastic service, very knowledgeable and helpful. Craig is very personable, too. Quick turnaround, reasonably priced, highly recommended.

Richard Rickman

"A+! Best Bass stand in the market!" (custom sized, custom made wooden bass stand)

Nash Tomey, Assistant Principle Bass, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

" The repairs on my American Standard are fantastic! Many compliments on the sound AND aesthetics!!

Lucas LaFave