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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

About Us  

Established in 1970, The String House located in Rochester, NY is a full service violin shop specializing in fine quality old and vintage instruments as well as a very select collection of modern makers.

Our clientele consists of committed beginners to advanced students and professional musicians in all 50 states, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

With a simple phone call, an individual may request a selection of instruments, bows, or both to be sent out on a trial basis before purchase. If you live nearby or are able to make a trip to our shop, you will be treated to one of the largest selections of fine instruments and bows in the country.

We are confident our highly qualified staff will make you feel at ease as you search for that special instrument or bow.



   Be part of The String House 50th Anniversary Giving Back Program!  For every instrument purchased, The String House will donate an instrument to a string program in need.    Together let's keep music growing!


The String House is once again a Region Sponsor of Scor! String Camps for Adults, supporting the Rochester, Chesapeake, and New England Scor! Camps. Scor! offers inspiring & enriching String Camps for Adults.



**Proud supporter of Strings for Success, a program of The Center for Youth in partnership with Charles T. Lunsford School 19

Supporting positive youth development through music