Resources for the String Musician

Instruments, accessories, and music can be purchased from local music stores and on-line. For rental or repairs, contact the local music stores.

Local Music Stores:

R Pals Music
3087 Solano Avenue, Napa CA 94558
(707) 253-2826
Open 11:00 to 5:30 Monday to Friday
Local, friendly service.

Ifshin Violins
6420 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530
(510) 843-5466
Open 10:30 to 6:00 Monday to Friday (rentals: 5:30)
www.ifshinviolins.com
Has an excellent reputation for string instrument repairs.

Loveland Violin Shop
618 Fourth Street, Suite 207, Santa Rosa CA 95404
(707) 526-9777
Open 10:00 to 5:00 Monday to Friday
www.lovelandviolinshop.com

On-line Suppliers:

Shar Products Company [Michigan]
www.sharmusic.com
1.800.248.SHAR (7427)
Will often ship orders for strings free. Wide range of music available.

Southwest Strings [Arizona]
www.swstrings.com
1.800.528.3430
Best buy for student instruments.

Young Musicians [Texas]
www.ymonline.com
1.800.826.8648
Often 15-30% cheaper than the above two suppliers for supplies, but has a more limited selection.