Johnson String Instrument enjoys special relationships with some of the top stringed instrument workshops in the world. We travel regularly to view the working conditions, materials, tools and craftsmanship of the most talented makers, and to hand-select the very best of these completely handmade instruments.
These instruments are then carefully inspected by JSI's own luthiers who perform precision set-ups to maximize sound quality and playability. Many of these quality shopmade instruments are available in smaller sizes and outfits at substantial savings. Additional savings on our full selection of high-quality bows and cases when you create your own outfit.
Jay Haide Violins & Outfits. We are one of the few places in the country to sell these high quality instruments.
Available sizes: 4/4, 7/8, 3/4, 1/2
Rudoulf Doetsch Germany Violins & Outfits. These instruments are a favorite for their clarity, projection of tone, and particularly smooth playing response.
Available sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
La Scala Violins Buy an instrument, give an opportunity, thanks to a partnership with the Johnson String Project and Eastman Strings.
Please contact us for all the information.
Snow Instruments Beijing, China Violins & Outfits. Handmade from naturally dried spruce and maple guaranteeing stability.
Available sizes: 4/4, 3/4
Eastman Strings Beijing, China "305 SERIES" Violins & Outfits. Strad Magazine declared the 305 series a "Definitive Favorite"
Available sizes: 4/4, 7/8, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
Alessandro Violins. Made in China, these instruments are responsive and comfortable to play in both the right and left hands.
Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.
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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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