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Quebec and its 16 Violin Shops

July 12, 2016


The Canada's largest province with mostly French speaking residents is Quebec. All types of music including traditional and folk to modern music can be found in this province. Variety of music stores are also established in this place especially violin shops that can offer bowed string instruments. So for players and musicians looking for violin shops, below shows a list of shops in this province. Check it out before buying the instrument that suits you.




1. Thomas Brenneur



Thomas Brenneur is a violin maker specializing in handcrafting instruments in the baroque and modern forms. He only uses the best available materials as well as woods from Europe or just in Quebec depending on the required instrument of the customer. To know more about Thomas, check out his Bio in his online site.


Address: Montreal, Québec H2G 2P7, Canada
Tel: 514-525-3462


2. Wilder & Davis Luthiers



Wilder and Davies are the founder of this workshop in the year 1991 in Montreal. 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.


Address: 257 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2W 1E5, Canada
Tel: 514-289-0849
Fax: 514-289-9894


3. Jules Saint-Michel



This shop is the leading violin establishment in Quebec. They are available in all kinds of reliable services such as the making, rental, repair, restoration and consultation of new, used and old violins, violas, cellos, double basses, bows and harps suitable to any budget. Aside from customers from Montreal, they also serve every part of Quebec including institutions, music schools and music stores.


Address: 57 Rue Ontario O, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y8, Canada
Tel: (514) 288-4343
Fax: (514) 288-9296


4. Girard & Stensland Luthiers & Archetiers



Thérèse Girard is a trained violinist but also specializes in the making and restoring of stringed instruments and their bows. On the other hand, Jean-Benoît Stensland is also a violin maker who developed his techniques based on the Italian classical school. Girard and Stensland together opened a workshop in Montreal offering services to musicians for over 20 years now.


Address: 460 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H3B 1A7, Canada
Tel: +1 514 878 9982


5. Michele Ashley



The violin maker, Michele Ashley, specializes in making handmade violins, violas and cellos in the Italian tradition. Her instruments are used and played across Europe and Asia because of the powerful response along with the broad, rich and tonal qualities of her instruments. To try for an instrument, contact details are provided below to set up an appointment with Michele.


Address: 5639 Avenue de Darlington, Montréal, QC H3T 1T1, Canada
Tel: (514) 922-0535


6. Guillaume Turgeon



Guillaume Turgeon is a trained violinist and maker, repairer as well as restorer of violins, violas and cellos. Since 2013, he operates a workshop with the bowmaker Emmanuel Bégin and the dealer-restorer David Desbois. For more information, contact or make appointment with Guillaume using the details shown below.


Address: 6041 Rue de la Roche #1, Montréal, QC H2S 2C8, Canada
Tel: (514) 686-6524


7. David Widmer



David Widmer is a luthier specializing in building quartet instruments such as violon, viola, and cello. His works are inspired by models of the Italian school. All instruments displayed in his online site are available to be borrowed and some of it are available for purchase. As a dedicated luthier, he creates string instruments while paying attention to every detail to produce the highest possible sound and beauty of the instrument.


Address: Montreal, QC H2S 3H5, Canada
Tel: 1 514 582 5781
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8. Long & McQuade Musical Instruments



This company is Canada's largest chain of musical instrument retailers with the services, sales, supplies and support from more than 60 branches across British Columbia to Newfoundland. They are famous for their large selection of musical instruments and pro audio products in store. They also cater repair services as well as instrument rentals. The Montreal branch started in the year 2011 and had served beginners to professional musicians and players. 


Address: 8979 Rue Lajeunesse, Montréal, QC H2M 1R6, Canada
Tel: (514) 388-9259
Fax: (514) 388-1948


Quebec City


9. Schönau & Tardif Luthiers



Schönau & Tardif Luthiers offers the making, rental, restoration and repair services of violins, violas, cellos and double bass with their bows. They provide the rental and shipping service throughout the province of Quebec. They also ensures the highest quality standards of each instruments to meet required specifications. 


Address: 838 Rue Saint-Joachim, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 1X1, Canada
Tel: 418 529-9071


10. Twigg Musique Inc



This music shop has been one of the best in Canada for the past fifty years specially in offering wind and percussion instruments. Aside from these, they also provide brass, strings and accessories that target the customer's needs. The repair team can also be trusted from minor services to full recovery of the instrument. Estimation of the cost of repairs and evaluations are free of charge.


Address: 675 Boulevard Charest E, Ville de Québec, QC G1K 3J5, Canada
Tel: (418) 649-0926
Fax: (418) 649-0987


11. Denis Musique Inc.



Denis Musique has been one of Quebec City's shop for the biggest selection of musical instruments. They also kept in stock a range of world renowned brands and left-handed models of instruments. The team in this shop are knowledgeable and passionate to help the beginner or more advanced musicians in need.


Address 1: 701 Saint-Joseph E St, Ville de Québec, QC G1K 3C6, Canada 
Tel 1: 418-522-4784
Fax 1: 418-522-7293
Address 2: 2700 Boulevard Laurier, Ville de Québec, QC G1V, Canada
Tel 2: 418-658-3258
Fax 2: 418-658-3084


Outaouais Region


12. Peter's shop



Peter J. Mach became a luthier and violin maker after initially trained as a pattern maker in his native Czechoslovakia. In the year 1980, he opened his own shop in Quebec and he became the originator of the Mach One Shoulder Rest for violin and viola in 1997. The design of the shoulder rest though simple is aimed in providing comfortable and fully adjustable design.


Address: 309 Chemin Eardley, Gatineau, QC J9J 2Z6, Canada
Tel: 1.819.684.3886


Estrie Region


13. Hubert Chanon



Hubert Chanon is a luthier and bow maker since 1986. His works are based in the traditional French way techniques using hand tools. More than 250 bows are sold in Canada, USA, Japan, France, Germany, Korea and Taiwan. A number of services are also offered and the price list is shown at the online site provided below. 


Address: 21 Rue de Vimy, Sherbrooke, QC J1J 3M3, Canada
Tel: (819) 822-0815


Montérégie Region


14. Steve's Music Store



In 1965, Steve's Music Store started in Montreal and became the best source for musical instruments in Canada. They had also expanded their services to locations in Toronto and Ottawa. Being One of Canada's largest music store, they can cater all musical needs including rental service of instruments.


Address: 100 Avenue Auguste, Longueuil, QC J4V 3R4, Canada
Tel: 450-912-2216
Fax: 450-876-1217


Laval Region


15. Nantel Musique



This family run business has 28 years of experience in servicing as a music store and a music school. They are available in offering a great range of instruments and most popular products at their two branches. They also offer full services such as complete repairs of most instruments. 


Address: 395 Boulevard Saint-Martin O, Laval, QC H7M 1Y8, Canada
Tel: (450) 967-7777
Fax: (450) 967-0161


16. Oviolin


Even if our shop do not occupy any corners of Quebec, we are always available in delivering to any addresses of this place! If you're planning to buy violins, violas and cellos, take a look at first through our collection. Browse here in our catalogue.


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