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"Shar Music is the recognized market leader in North America as a supplier of string family instruments, bows, sheet music, cases, strings and accessories. Advanced musicians have come to depend upon the Shar Violin Shop's unique offering of products and services. From the youngest beginner to accomplished professionals, Shar endeavors to offer the best selection and quality of bowed string family products at excellent prices."
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"Southwest Strings has been the source of quality stringed instruments and accessories to musicians and music educators around the world since 1985. Our Tucson headquarters features over 27,000 square feet of warehouse space, allowing us to carry a huge variety of instruments, bows, accessories, sheet music, and cases for the stringed instrument enthusiast. Find us on Facebook and Twitter!"
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"Corilon violins is the expression of our enthusiasm about historic stringed instruments. Our online catalogue features detailed information about hand-selected instruments, including high-resolution photos and informative audio clips. Every violin, viola, cello, bass and bow is meticulously set up in our atelier. A 30 day return guarantee and a lifetime trade guarantee ensure your full satisfaction."
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"J.R. Judd Violins specializes in the sale and restoration of fine bowed string instruments and accessories. Our unique collection of instruments includes newly crafted as well as restored and rare instruments. For the past twenty-three years our staff has cultivated relationships with student and professional musicians and we are deeply committed to their complete satisfaction."
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"Built on the esteemed reputation of our parent company, Reuning & Son Violins, Carriage House Violins offers superior instruments to a wide range of clients, from advanced students to professional musicians. Our dedicated team of technicians and enthusiastic sales consultants are ready to offer every serious stringed instrument player a lifetime of opportunity, service, and support."
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"EVS is your one-stop shop for electric instruments, pickups, amps, gear, and above all, expertise. What sets us apart from everyone else are our knowledge, experience, unparalleled selection, careful instrument setups, quality assurance and customer service. We pride ourselves on matching players with the perfect equipment for their needs and budget. Call or click now to begin your electric journey!"
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"At Huthmaker Violins we have a passion for quality European string instruments and bows, a commitment to education and exceptional service plus a love of all things related to string instruments. We are also proud to be the home of Luthiers Without Borders-USA. If you are looking for a shop that cares about you and your instrument, visit us in Atlanta."
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"Hans Pluhar makes new violins in the classical tradition and focuses on models by Antonio Stradivari currently. His instruments are liked by professionals and amateurs alike and have had solo appearances in New York's Carnegie Hall, London's Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall and Vienna's Musikverein. Being a player himself, Hans aims for a clear, warm and well-projecting powerful tone. Pluhar violins are represented in the US at Julie Reed-Yeboah Fine Violins."
For more, visit hanspluhar.com/ilovetheviolin.html or
"Experience Manhattan quality and expertise in a suburban setting, at price you can afford. The LIVS is a premier full-service destination for violins, violas, cellos, basses, & bows, as well as the tri-state leader in amplified strings. We sell, rent, and repair instruments & bows for players of all ages, ability, and budget with the utmost integrity and customer care."
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"Master Violin Workshop is a premier workshop built in 1990. All our violins, violas, cellos & bows are hand-made from start to finish by our luthiers. Both professionals and young beginners could find an affordable instrument with fine craftsmanship and exceptional tone here. In 2010 and 2012 VSA Violin Making Competition, we won three silver medals for the violin tone."
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"The Potter Violin Company is the largest purveyor of bowed stringed instruments and accessories in the mid-Atlantic region. Our dedicated staff
is always prepared to help you with any repair or adjustment your stringed instrument might require. We specialize in exceptional service for
instruments in all price ranges from the beginner to the professional with our highest priority to support the teaching and performing community."
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"Reuning & Son Violins is New England's premier source for fine stringed instruments. We have a world renowned reputation for our professional standards, profound expertise in stringed instruments, and our understanding of the needs of serious musicians. We look forward to offering you a selection of investment-quality instruments and, ultimately, to placing exactly the right violin, viola, 'cello or bow into your hands."
For more, visit www.reuning.com or
"At Taylor's Fine Violins I deal in reasonably priced, affordable instruments mostly in the $500-$5000 range. I sell mostly antique violins, over 100 years old, all professionally set up in house. I think you'll find these antiques offer an exciting, better sounding, historical alternative to the new, mass produced, factory violins being sold by many of my competitors."
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"Beginning string players enjoy a head start on tone with a relaxed and effective bow hold with our patent-pending & revolutionary accessories: Bow Hold Buddies for Violin/Viola, and CelloPhant® for Cello. Shop now!"
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"They started bow making work in 1980s. The Wang family is specializing in making high quality, affordable bows for players of violin, viola, cello, double bass and fiddle. Also they have been researching and developing substitute bow shaft material since 1990s. They also provide re-hair, restore and other services to their distributors and stringed instrument players."
For more, visit www.wangbow.com/shop or
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For more, visit www.anderson-group.com or
"The Violin Case is the only online gift shop dedicated to string players! Our mission is to celebrate the strings through beautiful carefully selected jewelry, prints, mugs, STRAD posters, ornaments, clothing, and many other gifts for the serious string player. Go to www.theviolincase.com and enter the coupon 'Violinist' to get 10% off your next order!"
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"For the heart and the mind: violin and viola cases individually crafted for musicians and concert artists since 1983 with an accent on both uncompromising instrument protection and inspired aesthetic beauty. Lifetime limited warranty, repair and refurbishment services always available."
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