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18 Best Places to Buy Violins in British Columbia

July 04, 2016

 

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.

 

Vancouver

 

1. Vintage Violins

 

 

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. 

 

Website: http://www.vintageviolins.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vintage-Violins-180430898792708
Address: 8185 Main Street #101 Vancouver, BC Canada, V5X 3L6, Canada
Tel: (604) 326-0086
Fax: (604) 326-1130
Email: sales@vintageviolins.ca

 

2. Gliga Violins Canada

 

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.violinslover.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GligaViolinsCanada
Address: 636 Clyde Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1E1, Canada
Tel: +1 778-280-8035
Email: info@violinslover.ca

 

3. Righele Rino Luthier

 

 

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. 

 

Website: http://www.righele.com
Address: 5858 Ormidale St, Vancouver, BC V5R 4R3, Canada
Tel: 604-433-3302 
Fax: 604-437-0229
Email: righele1@telus.net

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.kcmluthiery.com
Address: 4274 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4G2, Canada
Tel: 604-251-4309
Email: kcmluthiery@gmail.com

 

5. Vancouver Music Gallery

 

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.vancouvermusicgallery.com
Address: 118 Hanes Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4, Canada
Tel: 604-980-4913
Fax: 604-980-4993
Email: sales@vancouvermusicgallery.com

 

6. Burghardt Geza Luthiery

 

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.gezaburghardt.com
Address: 1645 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3, Canada
Tel: +1 604-683-1135

 

7. Tom Lee Music Vancouver

 

 

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.

 

Website: http://tomleemusic.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomLeeMusicCanada
Address: 929 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3, Canada
Tel: +1 604-685-8471
Email: music@tomleemusic.ca

 

8. Poesis Fine Violin & Bow Shop: Vancouver's Violin Specialist

 

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.poesisstudio.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Poesis-Violin-Expert-Appraiser-354490881304131
Address: North Vancouver, BC V7R 1A2, Canada
Tel: +1 778-285-9667
Email: info@poesisstudio.com

 

Victoria

 

9. R Kim Tipper Fine Violins

 

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.tipper-violins.com
Address: 1111 Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 3N5, Canada
Tel: 250-595-5593
Email: office@tipper-violins.com

 

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.

 

Website: http://vitekviolins.com
Address: 1637 Kenmore Rd, Victoria, BC V8N 4M8, Canada
Tel: 250-661-3784
Email: info@vitekviolins.com

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.hamstringsmusic.com
Address: 1755 Taylor St, Victoria, BC V8R 3E8, Canada
Tel: 250-370-6046
Email: JamesPeterHam@shaw.ca

 

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.

 

Website: http://larsenmusic.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LarsenMusicVictoria
Address: 1833 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8T 3P5, Canada
Tel: 250.389.1988
Fax: 250.389.1983

 

Richmond

 

13. Michael Altshuler Violin Shop

 

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.houseofviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Altshuler-Violin-Shop-145918492112615
Address: 9131 Dayton Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 1E1, Canada
Tel: +1 604-837-5413
Email: michael@houseofviolins.com

 

Okanagan Region

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.wentworthmusic.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wentworth-Music-277115256725
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
Email: wentworthmusic@shaw.ca

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.keystonemusic.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keystonemusickelowna
Address: 1776 Baron Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 7G9, Canada
Tel: 250-869-0819
Email: keystonemusic@shaw.ca

 

Fraser Valley

 

16. Sound Of Music Sales Ltd.

 

 

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.

 

Website: http://sound-of-music.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soundofmusicsalesltd
Address: 2631 W Railway St, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E6, Canada
Tel: +1 604-859-0400
Email: soundofmusic@soundofmusicabbotsford.com

 

17. Hermann Janzen Violins

 

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.janzenviolins.com 
Address: 34490 Penner Ave, Mission, BC V2V 6W1, Canada
Tel: (604) 826-7814
Email: ehjanzen@shaw.ca

 

18. Oviolin

 

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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