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Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

Dimitri Musafia Cremona, Italy
By appointment only

"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."

For more, visit www.musafia.com or


Violin Lab

Violin Lab "Violin Lab is a popular instructional website and meeting place for a global population of feverishly dedicated adult beginning and amateur violinists. 500 videos - video feedback - PDF and MP3 downloads. Violin Lab members say 'rich, detailed curriculum'; 'I was immediately struck by the quality, depth and breadth of material, not to mention the quality of videos on your site.'"

For more, visit www.violinlab.com or

Instruments and Accessories


AcoustaGripP.O. Box 4225
Malibu, CA 90265

"AcoustaGrip provides the most innovative and unique stringed instrument accessories currently on the market. Musicians have come to depend on AcoustaGrip violin/viola shoulder rests and CELLO pads for their ultimate comfort and enhanced sound quality. We are proud to offer products that are helping musicians around the world to enjoy the comfort and freedom of movement that allows them to play their very best."

For more, visit http://acoustagrip.com or

Corilon Violins

Corilon ViolinsLilienstrasse 2
81669 M√ľnchen, Germany
Phone +49 89 444 19 619

"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."

For more, visit www.corilon.com or

Electric Violin Shop

Electric Violin Shop5314 NC Hwy 55, Ste 102
Durham, NC 27713
1-919-806-3311 or toll free 1-866-900-8400

"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!"

For more, visit www.electricviolinshop.com or


FiddlerShop1607 NE 4th Place
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

"Classical instruments, cases, strings, bows and much more. Expert violin reviews by Fiddlerman. See and hear your violin before you choose. 100% satisfaction guarantee and free shipping on orders over $99!"

For more, visit fiddlershop.com or

Johnson String Instrument

Johnson String Instrument1029 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

"We have served the Greater Boston string-playing community since 1976. Together with Carriage House Violins and the JSI Guitar Shop, we form New England's largest string instrument company. We offer acoustic bowed instrument rentals and sales, electric instrument sales and accessories, fretted acoustic instruments, and repair & restoration. Our instruments are acquired from a variety of local and international sources, including the major auction houses, collectors, private sale, and independent makers."

For more, visit johnsonstring.com or

Long Island Violin Shop

Long Island Violin Shop8 Elm St
Huntington, NY 11743

"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."

For more, visit www.liviolinshop.com or

Mount Airy Violins & Bows

Mount Airy Violins & Bows6665 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119

"We are makers and restorers you can trust to care for your instruments with the care they deserve. We promote the work of living makers by offering their violins, violas and cellos for sale. We provide quality rentals as well as instruments for advanced and professional players. Owner/ bowmaker, Elizabeth Shaak is Member of American Federation of Violin & Bow Making."

For more, visit MountAiryViolins.com or

The Potter Violin Company

The Potter Violin Company4706 Highland Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
1-301-652-7070 or 1-800-317-9452 outside of the MD, VA, DC area

"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."

For more, visit pottersviolins.com or

Shar Music

Shar Music 2465 S. Industrial
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

"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."

For more, visit www.sharmusic.com or

Southwest Strings

Southwest Strings1721 S. Cherrybell Stravenue
Tucson, AZ 85713

"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!"

For more, visit www.swstrings.com or


Violin-Strings.com5561 W. Megan Street
Chandler, AZ 85226

"Violin-Strings.com is a family owned business dedicated to all name brand violin strings. We are proud of the vast stock of strings and low prices that we offer: Thomastik, Pirastro, D'Addario, Larsen, and more! We hope that the next time you need to buy strings, you'll think of Violin-Strings.com."

For more, visit www.violin-strings.com or

WangBow Violin Bow Workshop

WangBow Violin Bow Workshop +86-512-8666-3944

"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


Anderson Group

Anderson Group110 E Broward Blvd, Ste 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

"'Anderson Group,' dedicated to insuring violins Worldwide, offering 'All Risk' Agreed Value coverage and coverage if the value of your instrument is diminished after a paid claim. Rates start as low as $5.25/$1,000 and for schedules that exceed $65,000, rates may be reduced up to 70% based on the value of your schedule, protection for your instruments, your background, experience and environment where your instruments are stored."

For more, visit www.anderson-group.com or