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Violins & Bows

Explore the possibilities with our no obligation in-home trial service. Browse our comprehensive offering and discover the perfect instrument.


We have an extensive selection of beautiful antique, modern, and student instruments. See something you like? Call us to schedule an appointment or arrange a trial shipment!

Acoustic Violins

Violin Outfits

We offer pre-selected violin outfits appropriate for any student. Each outfit includes a bow and case. For advanced players, personalized outfits can be created with any full size violin we sell using our Create Your Own Outfit option to make your important purchase even more affordable.

Violin Outfits

Violin Bows

We carry a wide variety of bows to fit your needs from high-end Brazilian workshop to the finest antique and modern bows. We also offer a wide selection of carbon fiber, carbon composite, and fiberglass bows. See something you like? Call us to schedule an appointment or arrange a trial shipment.

Violin Bows

Electric Violins

We carry electric instruments from today's leading brands, including Yamaha and NS Design, so you can be assured you are getting the best quality instrument for the price. Want to make sure your acoustic instrument is heard? Check out our amps, pre-amps, and pickups.

Electric Violin Bows

Violin Strings

We carry a comprehensive selection of strings that includes everything from gut to synthetic core, student to professional level. You can also be sure that you are getting the best value: all of our strings are always up to 56% off of list prices.

Violin Strings

Violin Cases and Gig Bags

We are well-known for our wide selection of cases in a variety of price ranges. We carry popular, high quality brands in a variety of price ranges to ensure that you find the right protection for your investment.

Violin Cases


We carry all of the accessories you need for your instrument. From rosin and strings to instrument stands and polish, we’ve got you covered.

Violin Accessories

Sheet Music, Books, and CDs

We offer an extensive sheet music selection from several genres of music, including Classical, Jazz, Broadway Musicals and Movies, Rock & Roll, and more. If you're just learning, take a look at our Suzuki School section and other beginner's sheet music and books. We even have reference materials, posters, and CD's.

Violin Sheet Music - Books - CDs

Featured Violin

Each month our Sales staff pick an instrument and bow to spotlight for our clients.

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Repair, Restoration & Adjustment

The workshop is prepared to handle everything from basic maintenance and tonal adjustments to major repairs and restoration. All repairs are fully guaranteed.

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Violin Facts, Links & Resources

Some helpful and informative resources for violin players.

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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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