“Instruments for the advancing player” is a special category offering the serious student and enthusiast a fine new or antique instrument that reflects their personal musical development. Appreciation for tonal differences, price, artistry of design, workmanship, and antique value are points of consideration when choosing an instrument in this category.

We offer a wide variety of instruments in affordable price ranges from the newly hand-made, to slightly older or even antique instruments from individual or larger workshops of Europe, North America and Asia. We carefully choose each instrument based on the criteria of sound quality, workmanship, condition and value. Each new instrument is professionally set up in our workshop and adjusted for best quality of sound and playability. Older or antique models are also set-up and adjusted, or if necessary, repaired and restored in our workshop prior to being offered for sale. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be of high-quality workmanship, professionally shop-adjusted and in fine condition.

In this category, you can select newly-made instruments individually or in outfits with a bow and case. Older and antique instruments are usually selected individually and then paired with an appropriate bow and case. Our staff is accustomed to meeting the needs of demanding teachers and students alike. We are experienced in judging tone and making recommendations for the individual needs and desires of each player. Our selection is extensive and offers a wide variety to satisfy virtually all musical tastes. All instruments purchased from us are eligible for our full-value trade-up plan. Those purchased from other shops are considered for trade-in after our evaluation. We welcome your inquiries and look forward to serving you! Thanks for visiting!

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