We are pleased to announce that Ifshin Violins is now open by appointment only.

***Note our reduced hours: Tuesday through Friday 10:30-5:00 and Saturday 10:30AM- 4PM***

IMPORTANT: Please only come if you have called ahead to make an appointment.

We will be closed Saturday, July 4th!


("By Appointment" photo by Jay Ifshin)

New policies:

  • We are happy to see you, but please do not drop by unannounced.
  • We will be serving all customers from the front doors.
  • Please wear a mask and observe appropriate social distancing.
  • Unfortunately we are not able to take new repair work through the end of the month.
  • We are unable to offer in-shop trials of instruments and bows. Please call if you would like us to select an instrument for an in-home trial.
  • Rental pick up and drop off by appointment only

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Please contact us with questions at or or call (510) 843-5466

Jay Haide Instruments - Violin

Jay Haide Instruments

We are proud to offer the Jay Haide line of violins, violas, cellos and now, string basses. All Jay Haide instruments are hand-made of quality seasoned maple and spruce and have a tone quality and workmanship normally found in those costing much more. Violins, violas and cellos are available in four models.

Learn about Jay Haide Instruments and visit the site.