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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."
For more, visit www.sharmusic.com or
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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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"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
"Here at Antonio Strad Violin, you will find both new and used, quality stringed instruments for sale or rent set up right here in the USA. We are the largest stringed instrument rental company with one of the best rental programs nationwide."
For more, visit www.stradviolin.com or
"Bay Fine Strings represents the highest quality hand picked and specially commissioned violin string family instruments from instrument workshops to the finest master made contemporary instruments worldwide. The shop caters to clients in-person by appointment or national shipped approvals with a strong mission of serving the community by making available the best authentic instruments at all price points with the highest level of customer service."
For more, visit bayfinestrings.com or
"Bobelock has been making cases for over 100 years — one-by-one with attention to detail in every aspect of there creation. That's why people return year after year, instrument after instrument, to a Bobelock case."
For more, visit www.bobelock.com or
"Free violin videos and tutorials, sheet music, unique learning tools and games, news, blog, great advice, live chat, active community and regular virtual group projects. These are just a few ways that Fiddlerman.com helps you learn to play and improve your playing. Best of all, it's completely free!"
For more, visit Fiddlerman.com or
"Stringed instruments, bows, cases, strings, and much more. Expert violin and viola reviews by Fiddlerman. See and hear your instrument before you choose. 100% satisfaction guarantee and free shipping on orders over $25! International shipping available."
For more, visit fiddlershop.com or
"Los Angeles Violin Shop is a full-service violin shop founded on a passion for good-sounding, quality instruments and putting them in the hands of players regardless of performance level or budget. We offer fine-sounding, quality violins, violas, and cellos for every player, along with bows, cases, and accessories in every price range. As well as professional repairs."
For more, visit laviolinshop.com or
"Violin-Strings.com is a family run business that specializes in offering on-line violin strings of all brands. We take pride in our low competitive pricing, free shipping and our friendly service."
For more, visit www.violin-strings.com or
"The Metzler Violin Shop has been serving players of bowed string instruments nation-wide since 1979. Metzler specializes in the sale of fine antique, professional and student violins, violas, cellos, bows, strings, cases, accessories, and string sheet music. Metzler also provides repair, rental, & appraisal services. Frequent events, master classes & discounted pricing make the Metzler Violin Shop an exciting & popular destination."
For more, visit www.metzlerviolins.com or
"For the first time in rosin history, string players can enhance their sound and response to suite their instrument, style and playing contexts. Leatherwood Rosin is an Australian premium rosin manufacturer, offering set recipes and customised blends for Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass and Baroque instruments. Free consultation, create your own bespoke rosin recipe."
For more, visit www.leatherwoodrosin.com.au or
"WARCHAL Strings utilize the experience of two generations of professional violinists combined with an innovative approach."
For more, visit warchal.com or
"Publishers of the Sassmannshaus String Method "Early Start on the Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass" and high-quality Urtext performing editions of the string repertoire. Extensive catalog of orchestral music, solo string as well as chamber music by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Corelli, Debussy, Dvorak, Elgar, Faure, Franck, Handel, Janacek, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Paganini, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Schubert, Telemann, Vivaldi."
For more, visit baerenreiter.com or
"Johnson String Instrument has provided high-quality rentals and teacher support for over 40 years. Carriage House Violins is New England's premier source for fine stringed instruments."
For more, visit johnsonstring.com or
"Potter Violins is a full-service violin shop. They offer fine violins, violas, cellos, and bows to players of all levels, a nationwide instrument rental program, and repair and restoration services. Generations of music educators, students, and professionals have come to Potter Violins because of their exacting standards, high level of service, and reasonable prices."
For more, visit www.potterviolins.com or
"String Masters reinforces the time-tested learning approach of private lessons, updated for todays' technically advanced world. By combining world-class technology with its professionally vetted international faculty, String Masters is the web's most effective and professional way of taking, or teaching music lessons. But even more importantly, String Masters is the ultimate string music community: A vast array of sheet music and teaching videos is accessible via just a click to both students and teachers, encouraging the cross-pollination of ideas and approaches."
For more, visit www.stringmasters.com or
"Bein & Company aspires to place great instruments and bows into the hands of those who will care for and appreciate them. Part of a multigenerational musical family, founder Joseph Bein has spent his life surrounded by classical music. For almost 20 years, he has worked at the forefront of the instrument world helping musicians acquire their instruments and bows."
For more, visit www.beinandcompany.com or
"Annapolis Bows & Violins provides high quality bow rehairs, instrument repairs, sales, and rentals to the string playing community in the Annapolis, Eastern Shore, and surrounding DMV area."
For more, visit www.annapolisbows.com or
"Nazareth Gevorkian is a renowned luthier known for making, restoring and repairing stringed instruments and bows in Los Angeles for the past 25 years. His fine work is sought by performing musicians from Los Angeles and all over the world."
For more, visit Nazareth Gevorkian Violins
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