Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

1622 S De Anza Blvd
San Jose, California

Phone: 1-415-203-4534



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 from all over the world as well as supplying cases, strings, and musical accessories. Local remote appointments away from the shop may be possible as well short-term approval for instruments shipped nationwide.

The shop caters to clients with a strong mission of serving the community by making available the best instruments for their price point along with the highest level of customer service. Instruments in the collection are carefully acquired through every avenue such as special collaborations with living makers, working with other dealers, auctions, well as consigned or acquired instruments from musicians and collectors.

Professional in-house and outsourced resource services include:

-Instrument set-up optimization and restoration

-Bow rehairs and bow restoration

-Instrument appraisals & certification

Bay Fine Strings was founded in 2016 by Thomas Yee, an active professional violinist, pedagogue, & major advocate of lutherie of both modern and past masters. He travels to the centers of the string instrument trade, and has placed countless successful instruments with collectors, institutions & schools, musical colleagues & their students, and those in the music community. His experience amounts to listening and responding to his clients needs, the careful study of historical instruments, engaging in detailed dialogue with the best living makers, as well as viewing vast amounts of instruments and bows, from well made workshop instruments and bows to priceless instruments and bows.