This is a partial list of the instruments I carry here at MusicStoreUSA, including information about the luthiers and workshops that make my instruments. You can make an appointment to try instrument(s) in person, especially the Master Violins. (see To View and Play Instruments in Person below).
Call if you need further assistance. Check the sizing page for guidance. Using the wrong size instrument makes it difficult to play in tune! This discourages students and can lead to loss of interest in learning to play.
for Violas, please visit the Viola collection
Bows & Cases:
I have paired specific bows with instruments in the Kits. For beginner kits, I've chosen durable, easy-to-play carbon fiber bows with real hair. For advanced instruments, I choose higher grade bows, for creation of richer tones, more sophisticated rosin and cases made of materials that will protect your increased investment.
General Statements regarding the choosing of an instrument:
I carry a variety of different brands of string instruments. Look at the grain of the wood used, the carving and elegance of the instruments, but also the features of the accessories included, when purchasing a kit that includes "everything".
Note: String instruments are hand-worked and created from natural materials that have variations color, and grain. Your instrument may not look exactly like the pictured ones on these pages. This is true for most string instruments purchased from online retailers.
To View and Play Instruments in Person
You may visit us by making a private appointment to view and play instruments before making your purchase. If you have questions about your appointment, give us a call.