July 29, 2010

Author and Professional Violist, David Basch, Joins The Potter Violin Co.

Bethesda, Md. – The Potter Violin Company, (www.pottersviolins.com), is proud to announce a newly expanded instrument consultation service for its customers. David Basch, author of One Step Up, A Buyer’s Guide to Stringed Instruments has joined the staff to offer Potter Violin Company customers private consultations for instrument and bow selection. This service is particularly helpful to everyone from customers who wish to “step-up” their current instrument to those who are looking for their first stringed instrument. The private consultation service builds on the already existing personalized service that the company offers to all customers.

“We are delighted to welcome David to our team and believe our customers will appreciate the private, one-on-one assistance he can offer,” said L. Dalton Potter, owner and founder of The Potter Violin Company. “Purchasing an instrument is a significant investment and no one’s needs are exactly alike. Now our customers will have access to the professional advice David has given many around the world who have turned to him when they are looking for that next perfect instrument.”

A Washington, D.C. area resident, Basch is a professional violist. He began his career in the instrument business in 1977 with Jack Weaver and moved to Bethesda with Bill Weaver in 1981. The Weavers operate the Violin House of Weaver, where Potter also started his career. Potter took over the retail and service operations from the Weavers, which became The Potter Violin Company in 1996. While playing overseas in 1991, Basch helped a friend search for a step-up viola which led to articles co-authored with Dan Whitman in Strad Magazine, an international publication for players of stringed instruments. In 1992, Basch published One Step Up, A Buyer’s Guide to Stringed Instruments.

The consultation service costs $50 per half hour. The cost of the consultation may be applied toward the purchase of an instrument through The Potter Violin Company or may be paid at the time of the appointment. In addition, The Potter Violin Company also carries Basch’s book for $12.

For additional information or to make an appointment, please contact the store directly at 800-317-9452 or e-mail Basch at david@pottersviolins.com.

About The Potter Violin Company: The Potter Violin Company is the largest purveyor of fine stringed instruments in the Mid-Atlantic region. Founded in 1996, it is among the most comprehensive shops of its kind in the country, specializing in sales, rentals, and repairs of bowed stringed instruments. The Potter Violin Company also offers a wide variety of popular accessories and sheet music. The company takes pride in its professional staff, several of which are working musicians performing with the most prestigious musical organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. The company’s passion for high-quality customer service stems from personal knowledge, expertise and experience. For more information about The Potter Violin Company, visit www.pottersviolins.com.

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