At the heart of the business is our expansive inventory. With instruments spanning several centuries, much of the world, and a large price range, there is something for every kind of player.  With an inventory that changes frequently the lists here are always just a snapshot of what's available at any given time. We encourage players at every level to plan a visit with time to play a number of instruments and even take an instrument home "on approval." 

Here is a listing of makers and workshops represented in our "ready to play" inventory.


VIOLINS:

  • American Makers
    • Asa Warren White, Boston,MA, 1877
    • August Gemunder, New York, NY, 1889
    • Robert Glier, Sr., Cincinnati, OH, 1902
    • Francis Simonin, Cincinnati, OH, 1919
    • Nicholas Vasich, Baltimore,MD, 1950
    • Carl Holzapfel, Baltimore,MD, 1941
    • Eugene Numrich, Norwood, OH, 1936
    • Henry Meisner, Santa Barbara, CA 1985
    • John Sipes, Charlotte, NC, 1970
    • William Conant, Brattleboro, VT, 1800s
    • A.S. Nichols, Brattleboro, VT, 1906
    • Peter Stolley, Saxtons River, VT, 1988, 1990
    • William Wilkinowski, New York, NY 1938
    • William B Knox, Utica, NY 1920
    • Lee Nigh, Fulton, MO 2005
    • C. G. Conn "Wonder," Elkhart, IN, c. 1895
    • Francis Simonin, Cincinnati, OH, 1919
  • American workshops
    • Jackson Guldan Workshop, Columbus, OH, (varied dates and levels)
    • Gibson Workshop, Kalamazoo, MI, 1942
    • Raymond Hardy Workshop, Catonsville, MD 2009
  • Canadian
    • Ottis Thomas, St. Anns, Nova Scotia, 2009
  • German Makers
    • Hans Furst, Mittenwald, 1934
    • Anton Suhrer, Hamburg-Wein, 1899
    • ER Roth, Bubenreuth, 1967
    • Neuner & Hornsteiner, Mittenwald, 1914
    • C F Schuster & Sohn, Markneukirchen, c. 1880
    • Roman Teller Master Art, Eltersdorf, 1969
  • German Workshops
    • Eduard Reichert, 1910
    • "J.B. Schweitzer 1814"  c. 1890
    • John Juzek, 1930s (multiple)
    • Carl Neuman
    • Pfretzschner
    • Jurgen Klier
    • Karl Mueller
    • Hofner
  • Austrian
    • Anton Wittman, Vienna,  1931
  • British
    • Job Ardern, Wilmslow, Cheshire, 1900
    • Benjamin Banks Workshop, London, c. 1800
    • Thomas Grater and Son, Birmingham, 1915
  • French
    • Amèdée Dieudonne, Mirecourt, 1919
    • Francis Simonin (American), 1919
    • Paul Lorange label, c. 1930
    • George Mougenot label, 1932
  • Italian
    • M. Putsentella, Cremona, 2001
    • Copy of Scarampella
  • Poland
    • Piotr Cieslak, Poznan, 1991
  • Romania
    • Calin Wulter, Reghin, 2015
  • Czechoslovakia
    • Anton Lancinger, Prague, 1930
    • Karel Provaznik, Hradec Králové, 1922
    • Peter Rācz, Luby, 1999
    • John Juzek workshop: multiple
  • China
    • Ming Jing Zhu workshop, 2014
    • Zhao Zhenjie workshop, multiple
    • Jay Haide workshop, Guadaghini copy, 5 string model
    • Century Strings: Antonio Fiorini, Benjamin Lee, and others
    • West Coast Strings: Hillier Strad copy, Aoldo Romana, and others


Plus selections from:

  • Fire Phoenix
  • Maple Leaf Strings
  • Holstein
  • August & Johannes Kohr
  • Great Wall
  • Eastman


Plenty of other instruments available! Some are not fully set up, some are waiting for you to ask - give us a call! (802)254-4425.