8 Violin Shops in Nova Scotia

June 27, 2016


Nova Scotia is the Latin word for New Scotland and it is the second smallest province in Canada. Though it only comprises a small population, popular music still developed within the area and the well-known Scottish folk and traditional music still remain. In addition, Nova Scotia also has produced a number of musicians specially in its capital city, Halifax. So despite this small province, a lot of violin shops still resides the place. For musicians looking for instruments in the violin family at Nova Scotia, check out the compiled list provided below. 


1. The Bowed Instrument Shop



Since 1983, James R. Danson has been a luthier and repairer of thousands of bowed stringed instruments. In 2007, he opened this tiny studio in Halifax and became one of the trusted shop across Eastern Canada. In stock is a modest range of new and old instruments with their bows, strings and accessories. The shop is also equipped in providing repairs, restoration, rehairs and tonal adjustments services. All works are available for students to professional musicians in a very affordable prices.


Website: http://thebowedinstrumentshop.ca
Address: 6199 Chebucto Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1K7, Canada
Tel: +1 902-406-3110
Email: jim@thebowedinstrumentshop.ca


2. Halifax Folklore Centre



Halifax Folklore Centre is a unique music shop offering the sales of new, used, vintage, acoustic and electric stringed instruments since 1971. Thomas Dorward is the luthier and owner of this business which started exclusively on fretted stringed instruments but later on expanded the range of products to violin family instruments. They also provide a complete repair shop ranging from simple setups to complete restoration of any of the instruments. All members of staff are knowledgeable and experienced musicians too who care about the instruments and its player.


Website: http://www.halifaxfolklorecentre.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Halifax-Folklore-Centre-181053132021362
Address: 1528 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS B3J 2G2, Canada
Tel: (902) 423-7946
Email: slipjig@eastlink.ca


3. Buchanans Music Centre



This music retail store is owned and operated by two musicians, Paul and Eilidh Buchanan. Aside from keeping in stock all kinds of musical instruments, accessories and books, they also have dedicated music teachers to give individual lessons of the available instruments provided to all ages and abilities of students. Any needs of the customers will be provided at a range of affordable prices.


Website: http://www.buchanansmusiccentre.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Buchanans-Music-Centre-187710811258122
Address: 19 Aberdeen Ln, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0, Canada
Tel: 902-531-3310
Email: info@buchanansmusiccentre.ca


4. Otis A. Tomas



Otis Tomas has been working with violins and guitars for about 30 years now. He specializes in individual handcrafting specially on violins but also deals with guitars, mandolins, harps and other instruments. He also owns a collection of Books and Music. For more details, check out his online site cited below.


Website: http://www.fiddletree.com
Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0, Canada
Tel: +1 902 929 2766
Email: otis@fiddletree.com


5. Vector Instruments


Vector Instruments has been dealing with custom hand-crafted instruments including electric violins, cellos and electric upright basses since 1983. His works are made from essential woods such as Red Spruce, Curly Maple and Ash. He designs and builds each instrument to fulfill the needs of any levels and abilities of musicians.


Website: http://www.vectorinstruments.com
Address: 1111 Russia Rd, Waterville, NS B0P 1V0, Canada
Tel: +1 902 538 3271
Email: info@vectorinstruments.com


6. Town's End Strings & Things



Established in 1997, this family run business is owned by Beth and Tricia Townsend along with their other family members. They offer a variety of musical instruments such as guitars, keyboards, drums and folk instruments that includes violins, fiddles, ukuleles, banjos and penny whistles. For price inquiries, contact details are provided below.


Website: http://www.themusicstore.ca
Address: North St, Bridgewater, NS B4V 2V7, Canada
Tel: +1 902-543-1409 
Email: tricia@themusicstore.ca


7. Family Music



Family Music has been operating since 1985 which caters all of a family's musical needs. They possibly owned the Atlantic Canada's largest stock of guitar parts which are located from their 2 branches in Nova Scotia and another one in New Brunswick. They also carry out restring, repair and restoration services of stringed instruments.


Website: http://www.familymusic.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Family-Music-Ltd-194723967220300
Address 1: 119 Main St, Dartmouth, NS B2X 1R6, Canada
Address 2: 8 Old Enfield Rd, Enfield, NS B2T 1C9, Canada
Tel 1: (902)-435-7871
Tel 2: (902)-259-3077
Email: sales@familymusic.ca


8. Oviolin


Aside from the existing violin shops cited above, our shop is also active in providing instruments in the violin family. Though we are not based anywhere in Nova Scotia, we are always dedicated in delivering our products to any of its addresses. So before you buy an instrument, browse through our collection first. Here's our violin catalogue.


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