is proud to announce the transition of ownership from Steven
and Paula Reiley to their son and daughter-in-law Aaron and Linda Reiley.
After the transition Steven Reiley
will continue to rehair bows on Wednesdays as well as consulting with Aaron on appraisals.
Steven Reiley: President, Master Bass and Bow Maker
Steven Reiley holds a master's in String Instrument Studies from the University of Michigan.
majored in double bass performance and minored in cello.
As the owner of Guarneri House
, Steven's activities range from hand crafting double basses and bows to restoration work on both.
appraises instruments and bows brought to him from all over the country and abroad.
Some of the world's leading concert artists, professional musicians and teachers such as Ani Kavafian, Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma, Schlomo Mintz, Lawrence Hurst, and many others have purchased bows made by Steven Reiley.
Steven serves as Centerfold Editor of "Bass World" magazine, a publication of the International Society of Bassists.
won two awards of distinction at the 2003 International Society of Bassists Makers Competition
Testore model double bass won a "Certificate of Tone" and his
French-style bass bow won the "Convention Favorite" award.
In 2005, at the International Society of Bassist Makers Competition
, Steven's bow won a "Certificate of Workmanship" and a "Convention Favorite" award.
At the 2011 ISB Convention
won a "Certificate of Tone" on a bass he
entered in the makers competition.