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The Annual 2021 Graduation Sale has arrived!

Our Annual Graduation Sale features amazing savings on a huge variety of accessories, sheet music, strings, selected instruments, bows and more!

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Graduation Sale Promotions
Graduation Sale Promotions

Get great additional savings throughout our Graduation Sale! Check back often for new promotions.

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Rental Credit Promotion
Rental Credit Promotion

Purchase a rental outfit by June 30th and receive a discount equal to your first year’s rent, in addition to your rental credit, as well as a FREE year of EasyCare for qualifying instruments! Conditions apply.

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Our storefront is now open!
Our storefront is now open!

Our storefront is now open to customers from
10am-6pm Tuesday - Friday
9am-5pm on Saturday.

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20% Off All Simon Fischer Titles!
20% Off All Simon Fischer Titles!
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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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and Shields
We carry personal protection equipment from popular brands like Bam France, D'Addario, and more.

Shop now for Assorted Suzuki books Suzuki
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, together with our Guitar & Bass Shops.

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 (guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles), and double basses 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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JSI Blog

Information and helpful articles about the music and instruments we love.

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

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