Instruments

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 modern generation.

We are exclusive dealers for fine double basses made by:

-Roberto Salvianti -Italy
-Anton Holzlechner Germany
-Raffaello Di Biagio -Italy

We also carry 5 string basses made by various makers.

We import both student and fine professional bows from France and Germany. Some of the makers we have in stock are:

-Jean Francois Daber
-Paul Guillaume
-H.R. Pfretzschner
-Lothar Seifert
-Egidius Doerfler
-Horst Schicker

Some fine bows are made specifically for Constantin.

For 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 as:

-A. Stradivarius SOLD
-N. Amati SOLD
-N. Lupot SOLD
-A. Nurnberger
-F. Gobetti
-E. Sartory
-G. Antoniazzi
-A. Lamy
-A. Bernardel
-A. Klotz
-L. Morizot
-G. Rivolta
-W. Hill & Sons
-R. Pressenta SOLD
-C. Bazin
-J. Dodd
-G.X. Jacquet
-K.A. Horlein

SALES
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.

REPAIRS & RESTORATIONS
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 & RESTORATION
All work is performed by Constantin using only the highest quality horse hair and replacement parts.

PURCHASE OF INSTRUMENTS
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.

CONSIGNMENTS
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.

RENTAL PROGRAM
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.

APPRAISALS
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
Telephone: 203.661.9500

Open M-F 10am-6pm
Sat 10am-2pm
Closed Sunday
Extended hours during
the Back to School Season

The new address for the Riverside School of Music that is located in Greenwich/Cos Cob is:
401 East Putnam Avenue
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Telephone: 203.661.9501

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Our Westport facility is
available by appointment 
ONLY:

25 Davenport Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203.227.9577

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The Finest Selection Of Stringed Instruments
Personal Attention To The Individual