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"My students throughout the country have been purchasing instruments from the String House for 25 years. Parents are thrilled with the quality of service as well as the value of their purchase. I love the individual attention given to each of my student's needs. At every level, students have the opportunity to choose from among several different types of instruments so it's possible for them to have the "just right" instrument. Many thanks to the Kanacks for bringing so many of my students into their family over the years!"

M. Diane Slone
Chair of Strings, Community Division
The Hartt School

Fine Instruments  

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

Knowing that each of these violins, violas, or cellos 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 of fine violins, violas, and cellos is comprised of the following makers:


Giorgio Gatti 1906 

Paolo de Barbieri 1925

Giuseppe Paganini 1892

N. Lambert c.1740

Paul Jombar 1900

Francois Chatelain 1780

Carlo Vettori 1981

Roger & Max Millant 1937

Hornsteiner c.1800

Ernesto DeAngelis 1991

Jean Ouvrard 1745

Calvin Baker 1873

Luciano Sderci 1958

Vittorio Villa 2006

W.E. Hill & Sons 1903

English c.1770

M.H. Flydal 1926

19C Bohemian/Amati

Richmond Hy. Bird 1913

Klotz Family c.1770

Eugen Meinel 1927

Rudolf Schleipfer 1954

Caesar Castelli 1952

C.F. Stanley 1944

Hans Schirmer c.1920

J. Tournier 1920

Jozsef Schunda Budapest

Oskar E. Meinel 1934

Johann Gottlob Pfretzschner 1765

Andrius Faruolo 2008

Eugene Meinel 1922

Otto Erdesz c.1970

A. Schudtz 2000

A. Schudtz 2001

Karl Berger 1947

Bert Goodwin 1929

19th Century German

 Heinrich Th. Heberlein c.1910



Maurizio Tadioli 2003 16"

Franco Albanelli 1973 16 1/2"

H. Keller & Sons 1993 16"

Chardon et fils c.1910 15 3/4"

George Craske 15 1/2"

Richard Oppelt 1980 16 1/2"

Alfredo Primavera 1980 16 1/2"

D. Tsilimparis 2001 16 1/4"



Edward Campbell 16"

C.F. Stanley 1929 16"

Ch. J.B. Collin-Mezin 1948 15 1/2"

Anthony Wrona 1958 16 1/4"

Otto Erdesz c.1970 (cut out model) 16 1/2"




Francis Borredon 1979

 Charles Harman1997


Lockey Hill ( att. Jos. Panormo)

Marco Gastaldi 2004

Etienne LaPrevotte 1838

Justin Boone 2018

Emile Mennesson 1890

French c.1910

L. Lowendall c.1900




Marc LaBerte 1930

Giuseppe Martino c.1970

Mittenwald c.1890

Heinrich Gill 2008