Welcome to the virtual incarnation of my workshop where you can find out about the different aspects of my work - without disturbing me. My website http://www.basscare.se/ is being kept as simple as possible. Here is where you'll find the stuff I chat to my customers about, or stuff that I would chat to my customers about if there was more time and I was more chatty. Feel free to browse around and if you'd like to get updates in your facebook newsfeed click on 'like' at my facebook page: Elinore Morris - instrument maker www.facebook.com/Basscare. The colours of this blog attempt to match the colours of the inside of the workshop, which has been renovated with historically accurate linseed oil based paint, and you can see a snippet of the newly sanded wooden floor.

About me

I was born and brought up in Zimbabwe, studied double bass at Stellenbosch Conservatory in South Africa and then instrument making at Musikkinstrumentakademiet in Norway. I qualified as a violin maker in Markneukirchen, Germany 2003 and set up a repair workshop for stringed instruments in Sweden.

In the beginning it was mostly violin repair but I've had the privilege of working with some of the great players and very fine instruments here in Gothenburg and have gravitated more and more towards bass work, which is really my first love. A golden opportunity that helped to push me in this direction was when the renowned double bass specialist Thomas Martin came to work with the bass section in the Gothenburg orchestra. He also spent a couple weeks with me in the workshop and together we worked on all the most important aspects of double bass set up.