Saint Louis Strings is a full service violin shop located in the City of St. Louis – click for store hours, maps, and simple driving directions. We specialize in repair, restoration, rental and sales of stringed instruments and bows in all price ranges and sizes. Catering to string players from novice to professional, we are backed by a team of over a dozen European and American craftsmen.
Michael Kocher is our Luthier and is often at the shop. If you have an instrument that needs to be repaired or adjusted: bring it by and visit with Michael.
Whether you play strings, rockabilly, bluegrass, jazz bass --- whatever your style of double-bass, we have basses, accessories, and bass transport cases in stock. View the Upright Bass section of our web site. If you haven’t seen our exclusive Bass Buggy transport system, or our combination Bass Stand/Seat, you need to stop by our store just to check them out!
We are affiliated with K. C. Strings Violin Shop in Kansas City. Many people visit our store just to browse our selection of instruments (hundreds!). We carry affordable entry-level instruments that are perfect for school, all the way up to master-crafted handmade instruments by Luthier Anton Krutz.
Our shop provides violin, viola, cello and bass rentals. Your rental payments can be applied toward the purchase of any instrument. Visit our Instrument Rental page for information, or give us a call.
We have many inquires about violins that may have been created by Antonius Stradivarius. We have created a page specifically to help Identify a Violin with a Stradivarius Label, and we also provide violin appraisals at our shop.
Classes regularly take field trips to our shop for a violin-making demonstration. Such a field trip is highly educational as we demonstrate some of the facets of crafting an instrument and how it impacts the creation of beautiful music. If you would like to bring your class to our shop, or would like us to do a demonstration at your school, please call us. We love to encourage children in music!
St. Louis Strings Violin Shop
6331 Clayton Ave
St. Louis, Mo. 63139
Phone: (314) 644-6999
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A heartfelt "thank you!" to Bettina Woolbright.com for some beautiful photos of our shop!