In a province in Canada referred to as British Columbia, it comprises the city of Victoria as its capital and as one of the oldest city while the city of Vancouver as the largest city of the province. Within these historic places and other areas in the province of BC, numerous music stores specially dealing the instruments in the violin family are recognized by musicians and players in the neighbourhood. So for those interested in acquiring bowed instruments, below shows a list of violin stores in British Columbia. You'll lose out if you miss browsing this list.
Vintage Violins is one of the largest store which specializes in selling a wide range of violin family instruments as well as strings, cases and related accessories. Aside from that, they also do services such as the repairs and rentals of available instrument and provide music lessons at their own music studio. Since 1998, this business have served clients from Canada and Asia.
Address: 8185 Main Street #101 Vancouver, BC Canada, V5X 3L6, Canada
Tel: (604) 326-0086
Fax: (604) 326-1130
This violin shop specializes in providing Romanian stringed instruments to Canada including hand made violins, violas and cellos at affordable prices. Vasile Gliga is the famous violin maker which created and used the label Gliga since the year 1991. It is now one of the most trusted European Violin Brands in Vancouver.
Righele Rino is an Italian maker, restorer, repairer and dealer of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows. For over 40 years, Rino beautifully hand crafted the instruments and has been receiving awards since 1978 in international competitions. There is also a wide range of new and old instruments available in the Righele Showroom and with great care and experience, all kinds of repairs and restoration are done in his workshop.
Address: 5858 Ormidale St, Vancouver, BC V5R 4R3, Canada
4. KCM Luthiery
The owner and luthier in KCM luthiery with more than 30 years in dealing with stringed instruments is Chris Matyja. He kept in stock new and vintage instruments along with cases and accessories all available at competitive prices. The wide range of items are offered to beginner to advanced musicians and players. In addition, Chris is also recognized for his support to communities, organizations and schools.
Address: 4274 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4G2, Canada
This store started out as supplier of pianos around musicians in North Vancouver. Later on, they displays other instruments such as guitars, violins and some wind instruments. Before changing the name to VMG or Vancouver Music Gallery, they are previously called First Music. They are now also catering whole Vancouver area and offers the full range of services along with outstanding customer service.
Address: 118 Hanes Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4, Canada
Geza Burghardt specializes in making guitars and other stringed instruments. He is also available in the repair and restoration of the stringed instrument family and had served known orchestras across Canada and USA. Moreover, he is interested and willing to teach instrument making and other services. For more information, check out his online site provided below.
Address: 1645 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3, Canada
Tel: +1 604-683-1135
Tom Lee Music has started as a small piano retailer in the year 1969 but now became North America's one of the largest full-line musical instrument retailers with about 8 branches in the province of British Columbia. They provide musical instruments and services to any musicians and players while supporting local community and organizations.
This shop is the largest supplier of stringed instruments in Western Canada. They specializes in providing the right instrument at any budget whether it is violin, viola, cello and bows. They have been serving customers from around the world and they make sure to satisfy their interests and needs.
Address: North Vancouver, BC V7R 1A2, Canada
Tel: +1 778-285-9667
Kim Tipper is the dedicated luthier in his own violin shop in Victoria. He has been working with instruments for more than 30 years now. All kinds of services are catered such as simple repairs to major restorations of violins, violas, cellos and bows. Setting up an appointment is also necessary because of other present commitments.
Address: 1111 Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 3N5, Canada
10. Vitek Violins
Vitek Violins is a family run shop that can provide a one-on-one service and consultation to clients. Services include the sales of quality made instruments as well as restoration and repair services required to students, amateurs and professional players. For any questions, contact the shop by the information provided below.
Address: 1637 Kenmore Rd, Victoria, BC V8N 4M8, Canada
11. James Ham
The professional luthier is James Ham and he acquired the skills by working on thousands of bowed stringed instruments. He is specially dedicated in the construction along with the repair and restoration of instruments in the violin family and their bows. His instruments are used by professional musicians from Asia, North America and Europe.
Address: 1755 Taylor St, Victoria, BC V8R 3E8, Canada
12. Larsen Music
This music store supplies instruments whether new, used or vintage products. Since they are known as a general music shop, they can provide violins, violas, cellos and bass from different sources. The qualified repair team in store can also do most of the musical instruments. They can also provide rentals of many instruments. Check out their online site for more details.
This violin shop offers variety of services for your violins, violas, cellos and bows including the sales, repair and restoration services. Michael Altshuler is both a violinist and violin maker with more than 25 years of experience in dealing with stringed instruments. His expert craftmanship and assistance had served clients throughout Canada, US and Europe.
Address: 9131 Dayton Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 1E1, Canada
Tel: +1 604-837-5413
14. Wentworth Music
This music store offers variety of services to band, fretted and orchestral stringed instruments. They are also Okanagan's choice for instrument rentals aside from offering full repair services. They are located in 3 branches. Find your preferred location from the information provided below.
Address 1: 1634 Harvey Ave #106, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G2, Canada
Tel 1: +1 250-860-2251
Address 2: 4301 29th St, Vernon, BC V1T 5B7, Canada
Tel 2: +1 250-558-7995
Address 3: 51 Nanaimo Ave E, Penticton, BC V2A 1M1, Canada
Tel 3: +1 250-492-4710
15. Keystone Music
This one stop music store specializes in pianos, digital piano and keyboard in Okanagan for over 35 years. But aside from pianos, they also carry comprehensive range of electric and acoustic guitars, violins, ukuleles and other equipment. Instruments are also available for rent and for more options and services, visit their online site for more information.
This music shop started first in trading acoustic pianos and organs but soon developed into a full line music shop and academy. They have been in the service for about 50 years now. They also offer all kinds of repairs for any instrument and provide music lessons available for beginner to master classes.
Address: 2631 W Railway St, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E6, Canada
Tel: +1 604-859-0400
Hermann Janzen is a violin maker in Mission, British Columbia and has been to several places including Venice, Bologna, Cremona and Germany to acquire knowledge in this field. And from his current workshop, Hermann can offer from the selection of wood to artistic design and violin varnish of any preferred instrument.
Address: 34490 Penner Ave, Mission, BC V2V 6W1, Canada
Tel: (604) 826-7814
Our dedicated shop, Oviolin, is always available in delivering to any places in British Columbia even if we are not based in this neighbourhood. If you are a player or musician in need of instrument in the violin family, don't hesitate to look at our collection. Browse through our violin catalogue.
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