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 of violins, violas, cellos, and other instruments.


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
  • 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
    • C F Schuster & Sohn, Markneukirchen, c. 1880
    • Roman Teller Master Art, Eltersdorf, 1969
  • German Workshops
    • E H Roth, Bubenreuth, 1967
    • Neuner & Hornsteiner, Mittenwald, 1914
    • 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
    • J T L (workshop)
  • Italian
    • M. Putsentella, Cremona, 2001
    • Copy of Scarampella
  • Polish
    • Piotr Cieslak, Poznan, 1991
  • Romanian
    • Calin Wulter, Reghin, 2015
  • Czechoslovakian
    • Anton Lancinger, Prague, 1930
    • Karel Provaznik, Hradec Králové, 1922
    • Peter Rācz, Luby, 1999
    • John Juzek workshop: multiple
  • Chinese
    • Ming Jing Zhu workshop, 2014
    • Zhao Zhenjie workshop, multiple
    • Jay Haide l'ancienne Guadaghini copy
    • Jay Haide l'ancienne 5 string model
    • Century Strings: Antonio Fiorini, Benjamin Lee, and others
    • West Coast Strings: Hillier Strad copy, Aoldo Romano, and others


Plus selections from Fire Phoenix, Maple Leaf Strings, Holstein, August & Johannes Kohr, Great Wall, Eastman.


VIOLAS: (From 14 1/2" to 16 1/2" including student instruments.)

  • American
    • Gibson, Kalamazoo, MI, 1942
    • Charles Albert, Philadelphia, PA, 1880
    • Henry Meisner, Carpenteria, CA, 1975
    • Charles Richstone, Brattleboro, VT, 1980
    • John Huxley, Lowell, MA, 1910
    • Sam Davis, Homestead,  1956
    • John Philips, Rochdale, NY, 1985
    • Daniel Brodrick, Lacrosse, WI, 1987
  • German
    • Herman Hauser, Munich 1932
    • Heinrich Gill, Bubbenruth, 2001
    • Rudolph Doesch, 1998
    • Saxon Regraduated c. 1930
    • O E Fischer, 2000
  • Italian
    • Matias Herrera, Cremona, 1983
  • Canadian
    • Paang Hoi, 2003
  • Bulgarian
    • Petar Tzvetanov, Sophia, 1985
  • Romanian
    • Man Claudiu, 2004
  • Chinese
    • Jay Haide l'ancienne, 2018
    • Jay Haide l'ancienne 5 string
    • Ming Jiang Zhu, 2013

Plus selections from Century Strings, West Coast Strings (including Paolo Lorenzo, Sandro Luciano, and Carl deLuca), Eastman.


CELLOS

  • German
    • Lothar Semlinger, Baiersdorf, Mittelfranken, 1989
    • Stohr, Illner, Riedl - SIR Baiersdorf-Ingelsdorf, 1982
    • Kurt Dorffler, Nuremberg, 1973
    • 7/8 "Lamberi" label, c. 1900
    • Early 20th Century, unlabeled
    • Albert Nebel, Penzberg, 1987
  • American
    • Joseph Cinecek, Hastings on Hudson, NY, 1978
  • Romanian
    • Calin Wultur, Regain, 2015
  • Chinese
    • Zhao Zhenjie, 2015
    • Jay Haide l'ancienne
    • Ming Jiang Zhu, 2013
    • Yangbin Chen workshop, 2007
    • 7/8 C L Wyman
    • West Coast String Workshop
      • Sandro Luciano, Peter Kaufman, and Paolo Lorenzo Rosalia

Plus selections from Century Strings (including a 7/8 420 model), Rogeri and Sacconi models, and a variety of older cellos awaiting setup.


AMERICAN CHURCH BASSES (Early American instruments akin to large cellos)

  • 5-10 on hand awaiting set-up.


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.