Preyer Contrabassen is specialized in repairs, maintenance and building new double basses. We offer a wide range of old and new instruments in various price ranges. Of course you can also turn to us for bows.


Jurgen Preyer

Jurgen Preyer (1970) grew up in Friedrichshafen by Lake Constance in the South of Germany. Following his training at the Violin Makers School in Mittenwald, he was employed for a number of years as a double bass and violin builder in Hamburg. In 1998 he moved to Groningen, the Netherlands, to study double bass at the Prince Claus Conservatoire. After obtaining his diploma, Jurgen started his own company in 2001: Preyer Contrabassen, alongside working as a professional musician at the same time. The company now employs three workers and set up its workshop in Arnhem in 2006.

Maarten Bolten

Fulltime craftsman

Maarten Bolten joined Preyer Contrabassen in 2013. He trained at the Violin Makers School in Mittenwald, Germany.

Dolf Strijkers

Fulltime craftsman

Dolf Strijkers joined Preyer Contrabassen in 2012. He trained at the School for Musical Instrument Building in Puurs, Belgium

Marco Sips

Freelance craftsman

Marco Sips is a metal working specialist and has a wealth of experience in building and repairing a great variety of musical instruments. He is also experienced in making strings and preparing lacquers and dyes.