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Our new 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.

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The Cremona instruments have arrived!

The violins, violas and cellos are available to try until December 20th, 2016.

 No appointment necessary, just stop in during our normal business hours.

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There will be NO bow rehairs December 2nd- December 22nd, 2016


Please read this article for more information on our new bow rehair policies

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stringsMany musicians and students are amazed and sometimes bewildered by the large number of strings available for the violin, viola, cello and bass. We are offering this information to answer some of the basic questions about choosing strings...Each different type of string has its own special characteristics, which can change the sound of your instrument. These characteristics can make subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes in the quality, playability, volume and responsiveness of the instrument...

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List of San Francisco Bay Area violin, viola and cello teachers offering private lessons in a variety of styles.

Please contact the teachers directly for information on studio location, rates and policies.

(photo by Sophia Wilson)

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We've compiled a list of the youth orchestras that we know of in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. If you know there is a youth orchestra/youth chamber group we've missed, let us know! This is a public resource; we have no guarantee of accuracy, nor do we have any particular affiliation.

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Our own Haide Lin and Artur Friedhoff win awards at the VSA!

Master luthier Haide Lin and luthier Artur Friedhoff both won awards for their instruments at the recent VSA competition in Indianapolis. Haide received a silver medal for his cello, and certificate for wokmanship for his violin. Artur received a certificate for tone for his violin.

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The Mystery of Origin

For 200 years, German luthiers supplied musicians with serviceable and affordable stringed instruments. Yet their story remains largely unknown.

Richard Ward examines part of the fascinating history of German violin making before World War I.

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Bowmaker Morgan Andersen wins Grand Prize at the Concours Etienne Vatelot in Paris.

We are delighted to learn that our friend Morgan Andersen has just won top prize at the 2011 Concours Etienne Vatelot competition in Paris for his latest violin bow...

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Renowned cellist Jeffrey Solow premieres Saint-Saens on one of our Jay Haide instruments in Hanoi

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