With over 7,000 islands, the Philippines is one of the world's largest archipelagos, which means that a centralized source for equipment is not feasible – let alone practical, –and that stores selling violins may be so far from each other. This is a shame, since the country is populated with amazing string players. In order to make the search easier, we have compiled a handy list you can refer to when buying violins in the Philippines.
A Filipino violin store that specializes in recreating 17th- and 18th-century violins by the old masters such as Stradivarius and Guarneri and making them available to the Filipino string community for a fraction of the cost.
Address: Room 205, SCKOT Building, Alijis Road, Bacolod City, Philippines
Tel: +63-922-296-0071 / +63-998-863-4251
The largest music store chain in the country, Lyric sells popular brands of violins such as Bachendorff. While a majority of Lyric's branches are scattered in most of Metro Manila's malls, it also has stores in several provinces including Pampanga, Laguna, Batangas, and Cebu.
Address: 80 Florentina Bldg. Main Horseshoe Drive corner N. Domingo Street, New Manila, Quezon City
Tel: (02) 411-4376
Fax: (02) 726-8074
Named after its owner, prominent guitarist Ramon Jacinto, RJ Guitar Center does not only concentrate on selling guitar products. It also sells its own line of violins in its branches nationwide.
A passion project borne out of lack of affordable high-quality string instruments in the country, The String Department is aimed at students and musicians who are looking for great deals on their violin purchases. The String Department is an authorized dealer of Mezzo Forte Carbon Fibre Instruments and Scott Cao Violins.
Address: Quezon City, Philippines
5. JB Music
While specializing in band instruments, JB Music also offers affordable violins for beginning students. Customers are given a choice to visit their physical stores found in various locations or just shop online.
Yupangco is the official dealer of Yamaha products in the country, and as such sells a great deal of Yamaha-banded stringed instruments. Apart from its main showroom in Metro Manila, it also distributes Yamaha products in provincial areas like Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Iloilo, and Davao.
Address: Ground Floor, Yupangco Building, 339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
Tel.: 890-0022; 899-9595 ext. 108; 109; 110
7. Lazer Music
Lazer Music is a purely Filipino-owned corporation that sells its own line of affordable, entry-level violins and other stringed instruments. Since establishment in 1994, they have been a friendly music store to their clients and any music lovers everywhere.
In addition to these shops, Our shop also ships to all Philippine addresses. Browse through our violin catalog and choose your most suited instrument in the violin family.
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