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"As Executive and Artist Director of the Academy of Strings, I can recommend The String House of Rochester, New York without hesitation. They have provided instruments of outstanding quality and value to our students for over fifteen years. Their willingness to work with our families in their choice of an instrument is in my opinion, second to none in the country. This type of service and genuine interest in matching instrument to musician is hard to come by these days. When you couple sincere help and advice with the highest value pricing I have seen, you end up with a winning combination."

Timothy Barrett
Executive and Artist Director
Academy of Strings, Johnson City, TN

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 1897

Luigi Auciello 1930

W.E. Hill & Sons 1935

Paul Jombar

Cesare Magrini 1983

Giuseppe Lecchi 1937

Arturo Fracassi 1970

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

"Josef Klotz...1820"

Francois Chatelain 1779

Roger & Max Millant 1937

English c.1780

Maurizio Tadioli

Allen Martin 1918

J.B. Bredall 1920

Ch. J.B. Collin Mezin 1897

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

Mathias Heinicke 1932

John Friedrich 1924

Johann Glass 1906

Fritz Pulpaneck 1924

Fabio Dalla Costa 2001

E.H. Roth 1923

English 18C

Benjamin Burdette 1988

F&R Enders

Sebastian Klotz 1789

Gabriel Houfflack 1936

Collin Mezin Workshop c.1910

Hornsteiner c.1800

T. Earle Hesketh 1932


Richard Oppelt 1980 16 1/2"

Alfredo Primavera 1980 16 1/2"

Louis Condax 1960 16 1/2"

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

Peter Staszel 2008 16 1/8"

Eric Caldwell 16 3/16"



Mittenwald c.1880
Hill School c.1890

Francis Borredon 1979



Pierre Flambeau

Emile Menneson 1890

Walter Mayson 1887

D.S. Hoffman 2015

W.H. Lee 2002



Mittenwald c.1880

Marc LaBerte

Heinrich Gill 2008

Heinrich Gill 2015