"Exceptional creation. Improvement. Quality of wood, sophisticated techniques, unique varnish retouch."

Eng / Hun

From the beginning of the ’90s I’ve been working out with my workshop of an irrespective tendency of restoration – which is a current and worldwide expandation aspect now, known all over the continents from Austria through Spain, France, Norway Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Osaka till the USA.


A few years ago after 35 years practice, 25 years teaching, a master degree, the American founded TOYP’s award Hungarian version, the Hungarian Republic Silver Order of Merit, and the Silver Wreath Honor of Artificer Craftsman, got the point of view to open an Atelier in Berlin with a collection of instruments.



After hundreds of restored double basses got an idea in my mind to share my knowledge and experts by fragments and pictures, I decided to start a compound surface, where an innovative and professional discourse can be created by masters, luthiers, musicians, music teachers, and fans.


What is the perfect receipe of a soulful and considerable restored instrument? What is the ideal cooperation between the musician and the new double bass? Let me have the pleasure to introduce and interpret the perspective.


The original idea of a double bass luthier workshop was founded by Nicolaus Rácz, my double bassist father – according to his musician family roots (his father was a violinist). Beside playing my father became interested in instrument making, especially scroll fabricating, so for me, born to such a family, was no questionable to get involved - I kept the rhythm very soon.


Sound, which is probably the most important in our philosophy - we are searching for the impressive tone: from deep dark orchestra sound to characteristic bright solo – what response.







continuing from generation to generation. My daughter Rachel is the curator of our design and profile, but she also interested in varnish retouch. Recently my son Adorján has just got the smell of wood and the spirit of varnish - such a pleasure to start cooperating with him.



The Barnabass Method of restoration and instrument creating is managed at my workshop in Hungary, and performed at my Atelier in Berlin.


In our theory, the secret of a pleasureful and successful workmanship is in our family tradition concept – which is

 I really believe in the return of the double bass's soul - by giving back their sound.

what we offer

  • Fine setup and comfortable play
  • Making of new contrabass and cello. From orchestra models up to the professional solo instruments.
  • Building of jazz basses, copies, satisfying individual needs.
  • Complete restoration of old, damaged music instruments.
  • Replacement of instrument components not repairable any longer    with period units, period finish
  • Restoration of unworkmanlike  repair.
  • Repair of different aesthetic damages (removal of extraneous lacquer   layer on  the instrument, lacquer retouching, conservation of worn  surfaces)
  • Tuning of fine instruments acoustics and touch

What is our one of the main emphasis?


We work of high quality natural drying wood. There are 25 years old drying pieces, but a really special and rarity type, the 100 years old drying wood is also used.