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"My experience searching for a fine instrument at The String House was incredibly pleasurable and rewarding. They worked closely with understanding my specific needs in a violin, both in tone color and projection ability, and matched me with several high quality instruments fitting both these qualifications and my price range. Their extensive knowledge, friendly, and uniquely pressure-free environment made the entire process very enjoyable. I am incredibly grateful for the violin I purchased--it has completely exceeded my expectations!"

Lauren Cauley

Fine Instruments  

The instruments that represent this segment of our inventory are of the very finest quality.

Knowing that each of these instruments will some day be in the hands of highly accomplished musicians, and certainly have a profound affect on their lives, is especially gratifying to us. We continually search for exceptional examples of the finest makers.

Our current collection is comprised of the following makers:


Alfredo Contino 1944

Mario Bedocchi 1930

Giulio Degani c. 1930+

Giulio Degani 1897

Luigi Auciello 1930

C. Magiali 1927

Benjamin Ruth 2006

Giuseppe Lecchi 1937

Giovanni Rosadoni 1969

William Whedbee 2009

Vittorio Villa 2011, 2013

Claudio Monteverde 1920

Paul Knorr c.1920

Masetti Fratelli c.1920

Joh. Brueckner for John Friedrich

Ernst Heinrich Roth 1925

Carlo Vettori 1981

Paul Blanchard 1900

Ernesto DeAngelis 1991

E.H. Roth 1926

Georges Cone 1913

Justin Derazay

 Dudley Reed 1956

Ch. J.B. Collin-Mezin 1913

Alfons van Hoof 1917

Johann Glass 1912

Otto Erdesz c.1970

Anthony Wrona 1956

N. Vuillaume "Stentor" c.1850

August Gemunder 1884

A. Schudtz 2000, 2001

School of S. Nemessanyi c.1920

G.H. Hicks 1911

Heinrich Th. Heberlein jr.  1901, 1924

Mathias Heinicke 1932

J.F. Le Cyr 1925

John Friedrich 1924

Johann Glass 1906

Fritz Pulpaneck 1920, 1924

Fabio Dalla Costa 2001

E.H. Roth 1923

English 18C

A. Delivet 1924

Ch. J.B. Collin Mezin 1883

Benjamin Burdette 1988

F&R Enders


Cesare Maggiali c.1950 16" Italy

Richard Oppelt 1980 16 1/2"

Alfredo Primavera 1980 16 1/2"

D. Tsilimparis 2001 16 1/4"
Gunther Reuter 1988 16 1/2"

Peter Staszel 2008 16 1/8"




Mittenwald c.1880
Hill School c.1890

Frances Borredon



Marc LaBerte

John Acton 1909

Emile Mennesson c.1890

Pierre Flambeau c.1800

Primavera Capellini 1977

Neuner & Hornsteiner c.1870

Carl Neuner c.1890

Ludwig Glaesel 1926

D.S. Hoffman 2015

Curt Wunderlich 1958