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The Long Island Violin Shop

8 Elm Street
Huntington, Long Island, New York

Phone: 631-427-3569


The Long Island Violin Shop is a premier full-service shop for players of bowed stringed instruments. We have served musicians young and old since 1983- parents who came here as children now bring their own children for their first instrument!

We offer instruments and bows of exceptional value for players of all ages and levels of accomplishment, from student to professional. Other services include rental instruments, expert repairs of instrument and bows, appraisals, consignments, and music lessons. All this we do with family-friendly service that will satisfy your highest standards of customer care.

We are in Huntington, just 30 miles east of midtown Manhattan. We relocated to this beautiful village known as the center of the arts on Long Island in 2008. Our clients love its combination of charm and history in a setting with free parking, other fine shops and excellent dining.

The Long Island Violin Shop has benefited from the guidance and direction of our founder, Master Violin Maker Charles Rufino. After many years of study in the finest violin studios of Europe and America, Mr. Rufino returned home with a dream. He wanted to create a studio which would provide the finest service to all musicians, regardless of age or level of accomplishment. Since 1983 that dream has flourished to serve many thousands of clients with thoughtful, caring service.

After many years in a private, out of the way studio, we moved to expanded quarters in the autumn of 2008 to create a place where music lovers will feel comfortable browsing, trying out, and discussing instruments, bows, and music. The Long Island Violin Shop is very proud to be a cultural and social center for our community and we continue to strive to provide interesting workshops, master classes, children’s programs and other events for our customers. In addition, we have ongoing concerts by distinguished musicians featuring innovative programming in an intimate setting.

As a family-owned store, we pride ourselves on our customer service, our depth of selection, and above all, our love and knowledge of instruments and bows. We appreciate the loyal support we have received from our customers and look forward to providing fine instruments and quality services to our community for many years to come.