The following information about this luthier was submitted on 7/25/2008 via 126.96.36.199 by Nathan Krueger. It has not been verified by Violinist.com, which takes no responsibility for its accuracy.
Dahl Violin Shop89 S 10th St Ste S
Phone: (612) 339-4800
Opinions expressed below are those of their authors alone.
From Kim VawterMy violin sticker says "A.C. Dahl, Minneapolis so I searched the internet using those terms. I don't know anything more about this violin except it has very pleasant tone. It must have had a hard life before I got it but now it is the best violin I have. If the repairs came from this shop then I too am very pleased with the results.
Posted via 188.8.131.52 on May 31, 2011 at 5:06 PM (MST)
From Nathan KruegerThis violin shop is a precious gem of all the violin shops I've been to in the Twin Cities.
Posted via 184.108.40.206 on July 25, 2008 at 9:24 PM (MST)
It is located in one of the historical buildings in Minneapolis behind the Givens shop where Hell's Kitchen is, you go past the restaurant up the stairs and at the end of the hall you see a violin sign on the right and that's where the shop is.
The owner's name is Bob and the story is he worked and studied the art of violin making and repair under Matthias Dahl - a very famous Finnish violin maker who set up shop in Minneapolis many years ago. Bob took over the shop after Mr. Dahl passed away and has been running it since. He is a one man team and is one of the most honest-humble people I've ever run into. I went in the other day for a bow rehair and he did one of the best bow rehairs I've ever seen for $40. You won't get ripped off here, don't waste your money other places for the same quality work or even better.
Check this place out! It's a little hidden, but worth discovering. There are quite a few nice fiddles to try out too if your looking around and ask him all about Matthias Dahl and his famous violins and all the famous violinists like Fritz Kreisler who visited the shop throughout the years.
Hope this helps someone out there.
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