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Buyer Beware! Please read this article before purchasing an online or otherwise cheap instrument. Cheap instruments are often made incorrectly, won't play properly, won't stay in tune, and the cost of bringing these instruments up to proper specifications is more than the instrument is worth.

The following string instrument dealers have consistently offered student instruments with a reasonable quality and price...

Mark Schwartz Violins
Mark Schwartz Violins is located right in Flint. Mr. Schwartz offers very dependable & high quality student instruments at a very competitive rate (a good rental program is available).
910 North Vernon Ave.
Flint, MI

Marshall Music Company
Marshall Music has a road sales person that visits Davison schools on a weekly basis for your convenience. This store offers a good rental program.
3240 S. Saginaw
Lansing, MI 48912

The Baroque Violin Shop
The Baroque Violin Shop can deliver instruments through their road sales person and also ships instruments if the road person is not available. This shop offers a good rental program.
1038 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
866-846-5469 (toll free)

Shar Music
Shar sells a wide range of instruments for beginners up through professionals in their Ann Arbor shop.
2465 S. Industrial
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Psarianos Violins
Psarianos deals in intermediate and higher end instruments and they have a fine reputation for quality and service.
79 E Maple Rd
Troy, MI 48083-2713

    Other String Instruments, Accessories & Supplies
  • White Bros., Okemos, MI 800.432.0357
  • Wilson Fine Violins, Birmingham, MI 248.258.1125
  • Guarneri House, Grand Rapids, MI 616.451.4960
  • Music City Strings, Rockport, MA 800.336.1980
  • Herter Music, Flint, MI 810.732.7720 (limited knowledge of strings)
    Repair & Restoration Work
  • Lee Cronenwalt
    339 East River Road, Flushing, MI 48433 810.659.3354
  • Sherm's Instrument Repair
    3182 Lapeer St. (near Dort), Flint, MI 810.743.7611
  • Scott Tribby, 415 West Lovell St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 616.373.4511
  • Mark Schwartz 1241 Bonnie Sue, Flushing, MI 48433 810.659.4159