We have developed specific lines of quality student
instruments with several makers in Germany, the
Czech Republic and Romania. Our brand names are
proprietary and are carried only in our stores.
These instruments come in sizes from 1/32 to 4/4.
They offer outstanding workmanship and sound at
affordable prices, the best available value for
student instruments of this exceptional quality.
For advanced students and professionals, we are
importing new "maestro" instruments from Italy,
France, Germany and Romania. Some of the makers are:
Karl Stamitz - Peter Heffler - loan Luca - Roman Boianciuc - Luce Sebastian. We are the exclusive East
Coast dealer in the U.S.A. for Raffaello di Biagio
instruments. These exceptional violins, violas and
cellos are made in Cremona, Italy by this
internationally acclaimed luthier who is considered
one of the most gifted Italian violinmaker of the
We are exclusive dealers for fine double basses made
-Roberto Salvianti -Italy
-Anton Holzlechner – Germany
-Raffaello Di Biagio -Italy
We also carry 5 string basses made by various
We import both student and fine professional bows
from France and Germany. Some of the makers we have
in stock are:
fine bows are made specifically for Constantin.
our eclectic professionals and collectors we
continuously acquisition fine instruments and bows.
We have an extensive collection of antique
instruments and bows made by famous old masters such
-N. Amati SOLD
-N. Lupot SOLD
-W. Hill & Sons
-R. Pressenta SOLD
All our instruments and bows are sold with an
inclusive guarantee and a trade-up policy of up to
100% of the purchase price. All accessories in stock
are sold at competitive prices - you show us a
competitor's price, we match it. We special order
any accessories needed.
All repairs and restorations are performed in our
shop by Constantin Popescu. No work is sent out to
subcontractors. You can come and watch Constantin
working on your instrument. Any major restorations
(which require the removal of the top and or neck)
undertaken in our work-shop are guaranteed for as
long as you own the instrument.
BOW REHAIRING &
All work is performed by Constantin using only the
highest quality horse hair and replacement parts.
Our shop is always seeking quality violin family
instruments and bows. If you have an instrument or
bow you wish to sell, you have two options; to trade
it in for one of our instruments or to sell it
directly to us for immediate cash.
We accept instruments and bows in consignment. All
repairs must be performed and paid before we can
present the item to the potential buyers. Our
commission is 30% of the selling price.
Our program is designed with students of all ages
and levels in mind. All our rental instruments are
of highest quality, European made, the same
instruments that we have in our sales inventory.
Each instrument is expertly adjusted and in top
playing condition. Additional adjustments are
provided free of charge. Our rental to purchase
program offers the option to apply the rental fee
towards the purchase of any of our instruments in
accordance with our sliding schedule. A 10% discount
off the initial price will be applied if the rental
instrument is purchased within the first 3 months of
the rental period. We offer trade up from size to
size at any time.
An appraisal is a document that gives a description
of the instrument or bow, and gives an expert's
opinion of its fair replacement value. These
documents are accepted by insurance companies as
evidence of value but not as proof of ownership.
Instruments are appraised for a flat fee, and never
for a percentage of the value of the instruments.
Our fee is $60 for a verbal appraisal, $150 for a
written document. Updates are $50. Appraisals are
provided gratis whenever an instrument is purchased
in our store.
Greenwich/Cos Cob address is:
403 East Putnam Avenue
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Open M-F 10am-6pm
Extended hours during
the Back to School Season
The new address for the Riverside School
of Music that is located in Greenwich/Cos Cob
401 East Putnam Avenue
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Click for directions
Our Westport facility is
available by appointment ONLY:
25 Davenport Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Click for directions
The Finest Selection Of Stringed Instruments
Personal Attention To The Individual