Instruments

Amati's Fine Instruments

Instruments from this group of makers are an outstanding value. You may view the complete line of instuments we carry from this shop by visiting their web site under the category "Step Up Violins. A link is here:  http://amatis.org/violins/step-violins. Pictured is their copy of the Kreisler Guarneri from 1733. This and the Guadagnini copy are among our favorites. The Model 395 is a less expensive alternative and also has an excellent tone.

Andreas Eastman

Andreas Eastman cellos are the instruments that we use most frequently in our rental program, and are also available for purchase. These high-quality instruments have a warm, pleasing tone, and are highly responsive to the demands of beginning and intermediate students. Perrin and Associates adds our own hand-crafted bridge and professional-quality strings to each instrument, and we adjust each for optimal performance before it leaves our shop.

Antique Fractional Violins

Perrin and Associates carries a variety of high-quality antique fractional size violins, which are intended for advanced young musicians. Examples include several French violins from Jerome Thibouville-Lamy, other French violins from Mirecourt, and German violins made in Markneukirchen and Mittenwald in the late 1800s.

Eastman Strings

The complete line of Eastman Strings violins is available at our shop. They begin at just around $1,000. We have worked with Eastman since 1992 and have consisently found their instruments to be outstanding value for students and advanced students, depending on the version. We can help steer you toward the appropriate level.

if you would like more information about the violins that Eastman makes, and their approach to craft, it may be found on the Eastman web site:
http://www.eastmanstrings.com/violins/

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