The JSI sales department has moved!
Johnson String Instrument is excited to announce that our instrument and bow sales department is now located at:
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
tel: 800-359-9351 or 617-262-0051
Carriage House Violins Announcement
Dear friends and valued customers:
For those of you who might have heard through the grapevine, it’s official: Carriage House Violins and Johnson String Instrument have teamed up to create one of the largest and most comprehensive violin shops in the country. The idea was born last spring when Christopher Reuning of Carriage House Violins (and its parent company, Reuning & Son Violins) and Adam Johnson of Johnson String Instrument saw the potential for both shops to grow while providing unique benefits to the string-playing community. Thus, Carriage House Violins has been acquired by Johnson String Instrument.
The concept is simple: the two Newton-based shops can run more effectively and provide an unprecedented level of variety, quality, and service to players if they work as one. Carriage House will continue to offer superior new instruments and affordable antique ones to serious students, talented amateurs, and professional musicians while adding Johnson String’s superb managerial capabilities and customer care to the mix. Clients will now have the considerable resources of both companies at their fingertips and be able to choose from a wider array of instruments and bows, no matter which shop they frequent.
To Carriage House customers, we will maintain the refined atmosphere and elegance you have come to appreciate over the last eight years, starting with the name and Newton Upper Falls location. In fact, we aim to make the transition seamless. Instruments and bows will continue to be of the highest caliber, and, as always, the repair and restoration shop will command exacting standards. Many faces you know and trust will remain at Carriage House, including John Dailey, Jon Crumrine, and Maureen Wall.
We are excited for this merger and look forward to the renewed positive spirit of cooperation and unity that it will bring to the Boston string-playing community and beyond. Although Christopher Reuning is no longer an owner of Carriage House, he will extend his expertise and support to the team at Johnson String and Carriage House while continuing to run Reuning & Son Violins, one of the world’s premier high-end string-instrument dealers, at its new shop at 419 Boylston Street, Boston.
Please join us in celebrating a new chapter of Carriage House Violins, Johnson String Instrument, and Reuning & Son Violins.
P.S. Feel free to contact Adam at 800-359-9351 or Chris at 617-262-1300 with any questions or concerns.