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Welcome to Johnson String Instrument

Summer Strings Sale!

Save up to 40% off on select Thomasik-Infeld Strings.

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Start Your Musical Journey Here!

At Johnson String Instrument, we believe children and adult beginners alike deserve to have an empowering experience learning to play an instrument through our rental program.

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Summer Essentials

Get ready to elevate your music experience this summer with our curated selection of accessories!

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Find out why our rental program is the most trusted by teachers across the country. Rent your instrument today!

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Every student needs a little help. We have the right products to help them reach their goals.

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We carry thousands of sheet music titles, ranging from classical favorites to many contemporary artists.

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Everything you need to get your child started with the Suzuki method, all in one place.

Clearance Items
Find great savings on things like overstock, discontinued and open box items. Check back frequently for new deals! All clearance items are final sale. Discounts applied to in-stock items only.
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About Johnson String Instrument

Johnson String Instrument has served the Greater Boston string-playing community since 1976. With the acquisition of Carriage House Violins in 2013, we form New England’s largest string company.

We are one of the first and most prominent Internet resources for string players, offering a vast selection of books, sheet music, Suzuki materials, cases, and accessories, as well as electric stringed instruments, acoustic fretted instruments including guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles for sale, plus violins, violas, cellos, and double basses for rent on johnsonstring.com.

Our extensive collection of violins, violas, cellos, and bows available for purchase can be viewed at carriagehouseviolins.com, the website of our bowed-instruments sales division.

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Additional Resources

Carriage House Violins

Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.

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Whether searching for a job, learning about the "Mozart Effect," looking for a summer music camp, or choosing the right instrument string, you need look no further.

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Johnson String Project

A charitable foundation whose goal is to provide high-quality instruments to children who live in under-served communities and who are participating in El-Sistema-inspired programs in Massachusetts.

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Helpful "how to" videos and useful information about JSI and the products and services we offer.

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