The International Society of Bassists' biennial maker's competition was held June 5-6, 2017 at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Dustin Williams served as chair of this year's competition, which attracted 27 entries from five countries.
Paul Hart & Chris Pedersen, Mt. Pleasant, Utah & Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mario Lamarre, Montreal, Canada
Gregory Smith, Columbia Cross Roads, Penn.
Christopher Savino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Evan Davenport, Beacon, New York
Guy Cole, Arlington, Texas
Frederick Boissonnault, Montreal, Canada
Ed Fedewa, Jenison, Michigan
Arnold Schnitzer, Brewster, New York
Trevor Davis, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Seth Kimmel, Eugene, Oregon
Robert McIntosh, Cambridge, New York
2017 ISB Maker's Competition Audience Favorite winner Arnold Schnitzer (right) is congratulated by competition chair Dustin Williams.
Photo by Heather Ainsworth
Christopher Germaine, Philadelphia, Penn.
Daniel Hachez, East Wenatchee, Washington
David Wiebe, Woodstock, New York
Jeff Campbell, Rochester, New York
Mark Dresser, San Diego, California
Kurt Muroki, Bloomington, Indiana