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Reviews on the 9 Violin Shops in Montreal

July 04, 2016


The most populous city in Quebec is Montreal. Montreal is originally called Ville-Marie or City of Mary. It has shared many cultural characteristics throughout the country of Canada. It has also produced a number of music stores in regards to its tradition in both jazz and rock music. For particular instrument in the violin family, some violin shops moreover occupy areas across Montreal. So for those looking for violin shops in Montreal, check out the list provided below. Each shop are provided with contact details to be able to know more information on preferred instrument.


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 founders 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


9. Oviolin


Our shop, Oviolin, is always active in delivering to any places in Montreal 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. Check out our violin catalogue for more selection and details.


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