9 Best Places to Buy Violins in Alberta

June 27, 2016

 

In the western part of Canada, Alberta is located and has been recognized as the 4th most populous province in the country. It held many festivals specially during the summer. The world's second largest festival is celebrated in the capital of this province which is the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Moreover, Alberta is also the home for music events and music stores. From several music stores, there are businesses that can provide services and supplies the instruments in the violin family. So for musicians and players wanted to buy bowed instruments, this page shows the list of the places to buy violins, violas, and cellos in Alberta. Look through each shop for a good selection of items available.

 

1. Dietrich Violins

 

 

Ed Dietrich specializes in making handmade violins and their forms are inspired from Stradivari, Amati, Grancino, Guarneri including the Craig (High Classed Violins) of Aberdeen Scotland. He has been a violin maker for about 33 years now hence he can very well assist a player's need in an instrument. There is also a wide selection of fine instruments for sale other than the items displayed in his online site.

 

Website: http://www.dietrichviolins.com
Address: 2721 10a Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 1M6, Canada
Tel: +1 403 328 1416
Email: dietrichviolins@shaw.ca

 

2. V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd.

 

 

For over 25 years, they have been serving as an extremely knowledgeable shop offering the sales, rentals, repairs and restoration services of violins, cellos, basses and violas. Consequently, they became the largest stringed instrument shop in Calgary catering musicians from beginner to advanced and professionals across the country and abroad.

 

Website: http://www.hillsfinestrings.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VA-Hill-Fine-Strings-Ltd-218045131583630
Address: 6325 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2L6, Canada
Tel: +1 403-640-3773
Email: vahill@shaw.ca

 

3. Wilder & Davis Luthiers 

 

 

Wilder and Davies are the founder of this workshop in the year 1991. This is one of the largest workshops in Canada supporting both local and international artists and orchestras. They offer services such as the sales, repair, restoration and rental of violins, violas, cellos and their bows. In 2002, this shop was opened in Canmore, Alberta and five years later, it has moved to Banff Centre but still in Alberta.

 

Website: http://www.wilderdavis.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wilderdavis
Address: 514 Buffalo St, Banff, AB T1L 1A1, Canada
Tel: 403-762-8865
Fax: 403-762-5745
Email: banff@wilderdavis.com

 

4. Myhre's Music Ltd

 

 

This shop has been more than 45 years in the service as a family owned business catering all types of instrument players. One of the premier music store in Edmonton specializing in a variety of acoustic guitars, bowed instruments, mandolins, banjos and resonators. Aside from instruments made from Europe, there are additional various products sourced from Korea and China. They also offer full services in the repair department as well as the rebuilding or restoration of stringed instruments. 

 

Website: http://www.myhresmusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myhresmusic
Address: 8735 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 0T2, Canada
Tel: (780) 477 - 1586
Fax: (780) 477 - 7917
Email: info@myhresmusic.com

 

5. P J Tan Violin Shop

 

 

This shop is Edmonton's specialist violin shop that is exclusive only with the violin family instruments. They offer the sales of antique and new instruments, strings and accessories. They also carry out all repairs, restoration and maintenance services of the stringed instruments. All works are done in this shop and they are available to beginners to professional players.

 

Website: http://www.pjtanviolinshop.com
Address: 3346 Parsons Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1B5, Canada
Tel: (780) 438-4310
Email: info@pjtanviolinshop.com

 

6. Robert Haag Violins

 

 

Rob Haag is a full time maker of violins and cellos in his own studio in Northwest Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His works are made entirely by hand with superior craftsmanship and design available for advancing players. He will help provide the right instrument that any client may want in his studio.

 

Website: http://www.roberthaag.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Robert-Haag-Violins-427643320718275
Address: Calgary, AB T2L 0K4, Canada
Tel: 403-399-3650
Email: robhaag@telus.net

 

7. Langdon Strings

 

 

Langdon Strings, inspite being the smallest luthier shop in Southern Alberta, can offer the making, repair, set ups and maintenance services of a number of violin, viola, cello and double bass. His works are inspired by some of the greatest masterpieces. All works are done by Tyler Langdon, a musician and luthier. 

 

Website: https://langdonstrings.com
Address: 166 Elizabeth St, Okotoks, AB T1S 1K4, Canada
Tel: (403) 615-1755

 

8. Aeolian Strings

 

 

For over five decades, Henry Ross Hill became one of the well-known stringed instrument maker in Canada. He also operates this business, Aeolian Strings, which offers the sales, repairs, restorations, and rentals of modern and baroque stringed instruments. He also has a wide range of good quality student models and high end bows.

 

Website: http://www.aeolianstrings.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aeolian-Strings-104799536225897
Address: 503 17 Ave SW #1, Calgary, AB T2S 0A9, Canada
Tel: +1 403 244 5593 
Email: ross@aeolianstrings.com or info@aeolianstrings.com

 

9. Oviolin

 

Our dedicated shop, Oviolin, is always available in delivering to any places in the Alberta province 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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