Build a Bass Sweepstakes

Nebraska School of Music

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Build a Bass

Enter to Win! It's the 2021 ISB Build-a-Bass Sweepstakes

Build a Bass - David Murray

Even the global pandemic can't stop our team of intrepid ISB makers from their biennial Build a Bass project!

Working miles apart from each other but of one mind, luthiers Paul Hart, Trevor Davis, Joey Naeger, Christian Pedersen, Evan Davenport, Matthew Tucker and Mitch Moehring are pooling their considerable talents to once again create a bass like none other!

Build a Bass tickets are usually for sale only to in-person attendees during a convention week, but this year, anyone, anywhere could be the proud owner of this very special instrument!

Enter our 2021 Build a Bass Sweepstakes by Saturday, June 12 at 11:59 PM Central Time, the final day of our virtual convention. We'll be announcing the winner on June 15. The winner is responsible for cost of shipping/delivery from the bass's final stop for its beautiful coat of varnish, Robertson & Son Violin Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the winner's door.

Don't want to enter our sweepstakes but still want to support this campaign? You can still make a donation at

(The bass in the photo is not the actual 2021 sweepstakes prize. David Murray is pictured with the very first Build a Bass instrument made during the 2015 ISB Convention at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. History in the making!)