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About Instruments

Information about selecting, playing, and caring for the violin and other string instruments.

PostHeaderIcon Where to Shop

The goal is to find a good quality instrument that will make learning easier. There are three shops I have visited in our area that I can highly recommend:

  • Melody Corner in Kerrville, TX (830) 896-8933
  • Antonio Strad in San Antonio, TX (210) 349-9789
  • Hill Country Music in Fredericksburg, TX (830) 997-0900

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PostHeaderIcon Selecting an Instrument

We all want the most for our money, however, the old addage "you get what you pay for" really means a lot in the world of strings. There are three things you can look for in a stringed instrument that will help you make the right choice: Materials, Accessories, and Playability.

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PostHeaderIcon Taking Care of your Instrument

In order to protect your investment, here are some tips on how to take care of your instrument. Many simple things that can be overlooked will cause damage or wear to the instrument that can make it loose its value, good looks, ease of playability, and sound quality.

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