Welcome to St. Louis Strings!

Welcome to St. Louis’ Premier Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass Shop!
Feel free to call us (314) 644-6999 or stop by our shop!


Full Service Instrument Shop

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.

Luthier Michael Kocher

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.

St. Louis Acoustic Bass Players

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!

Photo: picture of craftsman applying a finish to a voilinPhoto: picture of voilins and violas in our St. Louis storePhoto: exterior of St. Louis Strings Violin shop buildingPhoto: inspecting an instrument

Large Selection of K.C. Strings Instruments

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.

Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass Instrument Rentals

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.

Have you found a Violin with a Stradivarius Label?

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.

St. Louis School Field Trip Idea: Violin-Making Demonstrations

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   

Click for directions and store hours.

Photos of violins being finished and/or repaired in our workshop

Picture of some of our violin and viola inventory

A photo of some of our cello inventory

A heartfelt "thank you!" to Bettina Woolbright.com for some beautiful photos of our shop!


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