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The Bass Violin Shop began in 2001 as a small repair shop for double basses founded by

Bob Beerman in Greensboro, NC. Over the years, our commitment to providing high-quality artisanship and customer service has established the Bass Violin Shop as a trusted resource for bass players at every level, and allowed us to grow into a full-service shop specializing in sales, rentals, repairs, and restorations. 

Bass Violin Shop maintains one of the largest collections of fine double basses and bass bows on the East Coast, and our team members are dedicated to understanding each player's needs and preferences. 

Whether you’re an aspiring musician or a seasoned professional, we have the knowledge and experience to help you find the right instrument that will take your playing to the next level.


Meet the Team

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Anthony Morton


Tony Morton is a Greensboro, NC native.  He began lutherie work in 2003 at Keith Roscoe's shop, crafting boutique, hand-made electric basses and guitars before the transition to working exclusively on double bass repairs, set-ups, and restorations at the Bass Violin Shop in 2014. With a wide range of lutherie skills, Tony does masterful neck grafts, neck resets, edge doubling, and all the other repairs that double basses may require.


He currently lives in Browns Summit, NC, with his amazing wife and three daughters in their country house surrounded by woods, Tony enjoys working in his garden and woodshop, and occasionally hiking to a nearby lake. 

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Cody Rex


Originally from Ohio, Cody manages double bass and bow sales, showroom inventory, double bass rentals, the BVS website, and is resident photographer for our social media pages. Most recently, Cody trained with Lynn Hannings at the University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship Institute and now manages bow rehairs and repairs.


In addition to being an essential member of the BVS team, he is the Assistant Principal Bass of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. As a freelance bassist, he performs regularly with the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera orchestra, Charleston Symphony, and others.

Cody lives with his wife, Emily, and he can be found hiking and kayaking around North Carolina.

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Rachel Anne York

Rachel was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. She earned her undergraduate degrees in music performance (double bass) and art & design from East Carolina University, and an MFA in studio art from the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME. 

She has had several stints working on small organic farms, and now enjoys growing vegetables and native plants at home. She worked for several years at Greensboro's beloved Scuppernong Books, and while living in Maine, managed a neighborhood market with a focus on local food. She continues playing bass with various ensembles, including experimental music, musicals, and orchestras, and loves to sing folk ballads. 

Rachel worked at the Bass Violin Shop 2014-15, and is happy to be back assisting with

all manner of shop operations. 

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