A certified ISB "Friend of the Bass," Dustin Williams has an intimate relationship with the instrument. He holds a degree in bass performance and has his Masters in Music Education from West Texas A&M University.
Dustin is a graduate of the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, Utah, under the direction of Peter Paul Prier, Charles Wolf, and Boris deGranda. With an intensive four-year program, the VMS of A is the Alma Mater of many of today’s finest violin makers and restorers working in top ateliers and high-end violin shops throughout the world.
With sponsorship from the Gary Karr Double Bass Foundation, Dustin spent nine months studying the concepts and ideas of double bass maker James Ham in Victoria, B.C., Canada before moving to Tennessee.
Dustin also founded and serves as the chairman of the Luthier's Competition for the International Society Of Bassists, and takes great pride in his work. Williams Fine Violins is the most established location for bass work in the southeast US.