We maintain an inventory of quality instruments and bows to meet the needs of advancing students as well as amateur and professional musicians. Each instrument is expertly set up for maximum playability and is guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials. Our instruments are exceptional values due to our low overhead and selective purchasing. In addition, we are pleased to supply case and bow at exceptional discounts with purchase of an instrument. All of our instruments are available "on approval."
Currently we offer violins from $270 to $19,000; Violas in sizes from 15 to 16.5 inches from $300 to $2200; Cellos from $1400 to $10,000. Our stock changes constantly, so please contact us for current availability. We will do everything possible to meet your requirements.
Our repair shop performs expert bow rehairing, as well as instrument repair, restoration, setup and adjustment, all at very reasonable prices and with short turnaround time. We are pleased to provide estimates for any repair. Our prices for bow rehairs are currently $45 for violin, viola and cello bows and $50 to $65 for double bass bows.
String Instrument Specialists is known as the most economical source for quality instruments and repairs.
Instruments and Services
We take pride in our wide selection of quality instruments and accessories.
All of the services and publications we offer are very professional.
For all sales and repair inquiries, please call for an appointment: 360-491-3931 or request info.
Our unique catalog of music for strings is designed to meet specific, practical needs of string teachers and orchestra directors. For a complete list of our materials, go to OUR MUSIC page. Many of our titles can be viewed and heard at www.scoreexchange.com/
All of our publications are distributed by RBC Music Company. You may order from your favorite music retail dealer.
Publications from String Instrument Specialists include technical teaching materials for intermediate and advanced grade levels, as well as concert selections (arrangements and original works) for full and string orchestras of all ability levels. Instrumentation varies according to grade level, and interesting parts are provided for all instruments. Most of these pieces have been “kid-tested” and make fine concert performance pieces as well as good teaching material. New pieces are being added to our catalog regularly.
String Instrument Specialists offers performance services by The Olympic String Quartet and by cellist Ian Edlund. The Olympic String Quartet, comprised of the foremost string professionals in the South Sound area, performs regularly to wide acclaim in concert and for social occasions.
Please contact us for performance dates, rate scales and other details.
High quality and 100% customer satisfaction are our top priorities.