Basses by Jean Auray

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by basswraith, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. basswraith


    Mar 10, 2003
    Does any one here have a bass or have ever played a bass by Jean Auray from Paris? I have only heard good things about them and that they are affordable. Any info would be great. Thank you.
  2. mikjans


    Dec 17, 2003
    Uppsala, Sweden
    I think Renaud Garcia Fons plays one of his basses. Which should be quite a recommendation....

    Auray sometimea advertises in magazines such as Double Bassist and the ISB Journal.

  3. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Jean was at the last ISB Convention. Great guy, great basses. The workmanship/varnish was excellent, and my ears heard a clear, cello-like tone out of the basses he had there. They weren't tubby cannons like some bigger flatbacks, but more of a solo/audition/chamber type of bass. He was very open with his ideas and designs, and generally a no-nonsense kinda guy. Hopefully he will be in Kalamazoo in June.

    Unless he moved, I don't think he lives in Paris...?
  4. hofner


    Dec 7, 2003