Welcome to David Gage String Instruments

Founded in 1978 by bassist David Gage, our shop specializes in the sale, restoration, and repair of upright basses, cellos, violas, and violins. Our client roster ranges from great orchestral musicians to jazz, rock 'n roll, country, and world music performers. We serve professionals, students, and amateurs, and pride ourselves on the care and attention we give each player and their instrument. Our focus is on maximizing the sound potential of the instrument and the playing requirements of the individual musician.

Besides providing a full range of luthier services (see Repairs), DGSI also sells antique and modern instruments (visit our Instrument Showroom), rents professional quality instruments (see Rentals), and maintains a full stock of bass and cello accessories. We also carry these signature Gage products:

Don't miss our workshop series, held on the second floor of the shop. Featured bassists have included John Patitucci, Harvie S, Ray Drummond, and Christian McBride

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Contact Info

  • 113 Chambers Street, ground floor
    New York, NY 10013
  • eppis@davidgage.com
  • 917.837.6657
  • http://www.davidgage.com

Business Hours


Monday-Friday, 9:30-5:30
by appointment only.