Violin shop recommendation

September 20, 2012 at 05:15 AM · I am looking for recommendations for a violin shop/luthier in or near upstate South Carolina. I am looking to upgrade my violin and want to purchase locally. I live in Anderson and am about 2 hours from Charlotte, NC, Columbia, SC and Atlanta, GA.

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September 20, 2012 at 05:43 PM · You might want to try one of my very good friends, Kate Rickenbacker. She lives in Black Mountain N.C. She graduated from the Chicago School with me and we worked together for five years. She's a very good and fairly prolific maker, and you can visit her website at


October 16, 2012 at 01:32 PM · Bernhardt Violins in Greenville has always been kind and helpful and the Violin shoppe on 7th street in Charlotte also has some great people that will help you find a violin that suits you.

October 16, 2012 at 07:30 PM · Don't forget Kurt Weidenhouse in Belmont, NC. (just before Charlotte airport coming from your direction). Wonderful guy and maker/luthier.

Best bow rehair I've ever had was from him, too!


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