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32 Best Places For Violin Purchase in California

September 09, 2016

 

There is no other place like California. Whether looking for a beautiful scenery and beaches to take a vacation to or find great restaurants to eat with the family, you can all settle happily in this state. In addition, great music is also found here thus there's a number of violin shop in particular to cater all needs of bowed instruments. So for players and musicians residing and traveling to California, here's the list to help you look for a suitable instrument in the violin family.

 

1. Metzler Violin Shop Inc

 

 

Since 1979, Metzler Violin Shop has been serving Los Angeles area with their good selection of fine violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows. In addition to the sales and rentals, they also provide repairs, bow rehairs and music lessons performed by trained staff and expert repairers.

 

Website: http://www.metzlerviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thomas-Metzler-Violin-Shop-156349391142122
Address: 604 S Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91204, USA
Tel: 818-246-0278
Fax: 818-246-8697
Email: shop@metzlerviolins.com

 

2. Ifshin Violins

 

 

Ifshin Violins is known worldwide specializing in the fine instrument and bow sales and restoration. The inventory carry a collection of rare, fine and Italian violins along with rare French bows. A full repair shop is also open from Mon-Fri managed by luthier Haide.

 

Website: http://www.ifshinviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IfshinViolinShop
Address: 6420 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA
Tel: 510-843-5466
Email: info@ifshinviolins.com

 

3. M and R Weisshaar & Son Violin Shop

 

 

This violin shop offers a wide range of bowed instruments and accessories for sale. The making of instruments is done by Rena Weisshaar. Expert restoration as well as instrument and bow maintenance are also performed at the shop.

 

Website: http://weisshaarviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weisshaarviolins
Address: 1763 Orange Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
Tel: (949) 548–1287
Email: weisshaar@gmail.com

 

4. Benning Violins

 

 

Since 1953, Benning Violin Shop has been serving as a family business providing the creation of fine violins, violas and cellos for beginners to professionals. During the three generations, they provide a full service shop to sustain the needs of musicians.

 

Website: http://www.benningviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BenningViolins
Address: 11340 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604, USA
Tel: 818-762-1374
Fax: 818-762-7126
Email: info@benningviolins.com

 

5. Gliga Violins USA

 

 

As a respectable USA based online violin store, they offer the most suitable and high quality Romanian bowed instruments along with necessary accessories at affordable prices in Pasadena, California. They also bring innovative and special offers such as the 5-string, fine rare art, left-handed violins, and more which are available for children to professional musicians.

 

Website: http://www.violinslover.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GligaViolinsUSA
Address: 145 N Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107, USA
Tel: 626-578-0442
Email: music@violinslover.com

 

6. The Violin Shop San Diego

 

 

Located in San Diego, this business served as a full service shop specializing in all sizes of violins, violas and cellos for sale and rental. Through setting up an appointment, customers can meet all needed services by skilled luthiers and professional string players at the shop. Paula Simmons and Kevin Smith are the owners who together established The Violin Shop.

 

Website: http://theviolinshopsandiego.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Violin-Shop-San-Diego-221281484590116
Address: 10505 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
Tel: 858-909-0319
Fax: 858-558-8128
Email: paula@theviolinshopsandiego.com

 

7. Robert Cauer Violins

 

 

In 1980, Robert Cauer Violins was established and since then served Los Angeles string community. The stock contains new, old and rare violins, violas, cellos and their bows for rental and for sale. Services such as restoration, repairs and consultation are available handled by Robert and trained staff.

 

Website: http://cauer.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robertcauerviolins
Address: 2242 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
Tel: 323-460-6815

 

8. Morey's Music Store Inc.

 

 

For over 90 years, this business has been serving musicians in need of stringed instruments. They also provide the largest range of sheet music and music themed gifts. Onsite repair technicians also support every instrument purchase and rental offering quality and value to their service.

 

Website: http://www.moreysmusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoreysMusic
Address: 4834 Woodruff Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713, USA
Tel: 562-420-9532
Fax: 562-429-2717
Email: info@moreysmusic.com

 

9. Classic Bows Violin Shop

 

 

At Classic Bows Violin shop, a large range of new and vintage stringed instruments from Italian, French, German, and American makers are obtained at affordable prices. Since 1989, they have been a family owned and operated business serving aspiring musicians to professional players.

 

Website: http://www.classicbows.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/classicbowsviolinshop
Address: 2721 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
Tel: 619-282-2010
Email: classicbows@sbcglobal.net

 

10. Los Angeles Violin Shop

 

 

Since 2002, Los Angeles Violin Shop became a source of quality bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello along with their bows and accessories. At competitive prices, they serve every musicians of all ages and abilities. They also provide on-site repairs and expert set up by in-house violin makers and technicians.

 

Website: http://laviolinshop.com/shop
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LAViolinShop
Address: 3350 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA
Tel: 213-471-2124
Email: losangelesviolinshop@gmail.com

 

11. Foster's Violin Shop

 

 

For 34 years, this violin shop offers the sales and rental of instruments and accessories to musicians and educators around Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area. Services are available by appointment only including repair and restoration services.

 

Website: http://www.fostersviolinshop.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fosters-Violin-Shop-156607144370756
Address: 224 S Olive St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
Tel: (714) 639-4480
Email: fidlmkr@gmail.com

 

12. Loveland Violin Shop

 

 

Loveland Violin Shop is a family owned and operated business since January of 1980. They offer services such as the sales, rental, repair and restoration of instruments in the violin family. Their inventory contains a good range of violins, violas, cellos and their bows for beginner, advanced and professional musicians.

 

Website: http://www.lovelandviolinshop.com
Address: 618 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA
Tel: 707-526-9777
Email: Mick@LovelandViolinShop.com

 

13. Scott Cao Violins

 

 

Established in 1989, Scott Cao has been the source of string instruments to all skills of players and musicians nationally. These items were also recommended internationally because their products were noted having the best quality and exceptional tonality. 

 

Website: http://www.scottcaoviolins.com 
Address:
1860 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Tel: (408) 378-3665
Fax: (408) 871 8238
Email: sales@scottcaoviolins.com

 

14. Roland Feller-Violin Makers

 

 

Roland Feller has over 30 years experience in violin making and restoration. Since 1977, he served San Francisco Bay Area with the sales of violins, violas, cellos, bows and related accessories as well as repair services. Rental is also available for limited items.

 

Website: http://rolandfeller.ypguides.net
Address: 551 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
Tel: (415) 567-3708
Fax: (415) 567-3706
Email: rolandfeller@earthlink.net

 

15. Jeffrey Muller, Violin Maker

 

 

For 15 years, Jeff Muller has served Los Angeles area as a maker and repairer of stringed instruments and bows. He is a violin maker in the Cremonese tradition. In addition, he also handles repairs and restoration as well as bow repair and rehairs.

 

Website: http://jeffmullerviolins.com 
Address: 11915 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
Tel: 310-477-8776
Email: info@jeffmullerviolins.com

 

16. Callier-Scollard Violins

 

 

This shop is one of the oldest violin shop in Pasadena. They offer the wide range of stringed instruments supplies and strings. Rental is also available as a start in having an instrument. All restoration and repairs are done by Craig Scollard.

 

Website: http://www.violin-viola-cello-bass.com
Address: 50 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA

Tel: 626-795-2870

 

17. Marquis Violins

 

 

Marquis Violins, owned by Barry Hou, was founded in the year 1991 and since then has been of service to any string players around Pasadena and throughout the world. They provide the most complete range of the finest instruments and bows. They are recommended by customers because of their reliability, excellent services and reasonable prices.

 

Website: http://www.marquisviolins.com
Address: 289 S Santa Anita Ave, Pasadena, CA 91107, USA
Tel: 626-793-4567
Email: marquisviolins@gmail.com

 

18. Taylor's Fine Violins

 

 

Located in Redlands, California, this antique violin specialist shop offers the sales and repair services as well as the restoration of modern, baroque, and transitional violins. For over 30 years, Lyndon Johann Taylor had experiences in this field and can offer the best and honest services at reasonable prices.

 

Website: http://www.taylorsfineviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taylorsfineviolins
Address: 76 San Gorgonio Dr, Redlands, CA 92373, USA
Tel: 909-793-8506

 

19. Kamimoto String Instruments

 

 

Since 1967, Kamimoto String Instruments offers quality and affordable instruments such as violins, violas, cellos, bass and accessories for sale. They also have a repair department to handle exceptional repair and restoration services. A rental and a consignment program is also available to all customers in need.

 

Website: http://kamimotostrings.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kamimotostrings
Address:
609 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA
Tel: 408-298-8168
Email: info@kamimotostrings.com

 

20. Heaney Violins

 

 

Heaney Violins was opened in 2005 by master luthier Patrick Heaney. The business specializes in violins, violas, and cellos sales and rental. Aside from that, they also provide repair services performed by knowledgeable and skilled members of staff. 

 

Website: https://www.heaney-violins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heaneyviolins
Address: 1350 Grant Rd, Mountain View, CA 94040, USA
Tel: (650) 564-9013

 

21. KEN SU VIOLINS

 

 

Ken Su Violins is known as the most prominent and professional family run shop offering world class violin family instruments and services to all levels of players. Including famous orchestral and chamber musicians, products are available at affordable prices. They also provide rentals as well as repairs and maintenance of instruments.

 

Website: http://kensuviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ken-Su-Violins-119351394801622
Address: 2199 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403, USA
Tel: 650-357-7870
Email: info@kensuviolins.com

 

22. Sacramento Violins

 

 

Sacramento Violins offer fine bowed instruments to soloists, aspiring musicans and professional players within Sacramento Country and neighbouring areas. They also provide expert repair and restoration especially the craftsmanship and finished works of Yuriy Hristev Tchechmedjiev.

 

Website: http://www.sacviolins.com/Sacramento_Violins.html
Address: 4703 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608, USA
Tel: 916-974-1215
Email: info@sacviolins.com

 

23. San Diego Violins

 

 

This store carries a large range of violin family instruments, bows and accessories for sale and for rental. At best prices, the right instrument can be acquired with the assistance of the knowledgeable and helpful staff.

 

Website: http://sdviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandiegoviolins
Address: 6255 Ferris Square, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
Tel: 858-623-0036

 

24. Jade J Schulz Violins

 

 

This string instrument shop offers a full service business including the sales of violins, violas, cellos and bows. Repairs and restoration services are also catered to help any needs of string players in the local and beyond.

 

Website: http://www.jjsviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jade-J-Schulz-Violins-358894034567
Address: 7748 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Tel: 858-583-1284
Email: jade@jjsviolins.com

 

25. Harrison Violins

 

 

For those searching for the finest hand crafted string instruments, John Harrison can provide these products using only the finest woods. The copies created are based from Stradivari, Guarneri and other masters. Renowned musicians also use and play Harrison instruments.

 

Website: http://www.harrisonviolins.com
Address: 430 Lake Blvd, Redding, CA 96003, USA
Tel: 530-243-4400
Email: harrison@c-zone.net

 

26. Cremona Violin Dealers & Maker

 

 

Jose Cruz is an experienced luthier and the new manager of this full service shop. He specializes in repair, restoration and maintenance of bowed instruments. A large selection of new and old instruments are also available for sale at every price range. 

 

Website: http://www.cremonafineviolins.com
Facebook: https://www
.facebook.com/Cremona-Violin-Makers-and-Dealers-San-Francisco-104383809665482
Address: 1254 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Tel: (415) 861-2202
Email: cremonafineviolins@sbcglobal.net

 

27. SchwÄn Violins

 

 

This full service string instrument shop offers beginners to professionals the rentals and sales of handmade violins, violas, and cellos. A variety of accessories along with the wood and carbon fiber bows are also available. In addition, they also specialize in the repair and restoration of these instruments including the bow rehair and sound post adjustment

 

Website: http://www.schwanviolins.com/HOME/WELCOME.html
Address: 205 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA
Tel: 925 353 1663
Email: schwanviolins@gmail.com

 

28. Cheryl A. Macomber, Violinmaker

 

 

Cheryl A. Macomber's instruments are unique and made by the rarest and best European maple and spruce. As an artist, musician and violin maker, she provide these instruments for tone, overall workmanship and playability available to musicians needs. The shop is also a full service catering repair, bow rehair and restoration.

 

Website: http://www.violinsforu.com
Address: 2513 Connie Dr, Sacramento, CA 95815, USA
Tel: (916) 923-1744
Fax: (916) 652-7014

 

29. Linda West Cellos

 

 

Linda West is a passionate luthier and cello enthusiast. She operated LindaWest.com since 2006 providing fine instruments to string community. She also offers expert repairs, customization and set up of new cellos as well as rehairing and repairing of bows. 

 

Website: http://www.lindawest.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindawestcellos
Address: 123 W Padre St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
Tel: 805-965-4410
Email: linda@lindawest.com

 

30. Amac Violin Center

 

 

Amac Violin Center provides all players with the highest quality string instruments and accessories at affordable prices. Aside from these, they also stock music instruction and provide rentals of instruments. The experienced members of staff are always available to serve every customers needs.

 

Website: http://www.amacviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Amac-Violins-115701125132724
Address 1: 67 E Floral Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006, USA
Tel 1:(626)446-0808

Address 2: 607 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832, USA
Tel 2: (714)449-0188

Email: amacviolins@msn.com

 

31. Dolce Violins

 

 

Since 1989, Moses Sedler is the founder and cellist who has been in this business providing each customers the quality and professional services. This shop offers the sales, rentals and repair of violins, violas, cellos and bows. Highly skilled luthiers help in the set up and assist to find suitable items to clients.

 

Website: http://dolceviolins.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DolceViolins
Address: 1115 Irwin St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
Tel: 415-453-1517
Email: moses@dolceviolins.net

 

32. Oviolin

 

Our dedicated shop, Oviolin, is always available in delivering to any places in California 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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