Fine and rare violins, viola and cellos
Rentals, repairs and restorations in the European tradition
Jan and Anna van Rooyen.
Gainesville Violins is dedicated to providing superior quality instruments and service to all of our customers around the world.
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PLEASE CHECK THE "SCHEDULE" PAGE TO SEE WHETHER THE SHOP IS OPEN AND WHETHER WE ARE AVAILABLE. THANKS!
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Judge for yourself ... read what our customers say.
Tricia Gura in Dallas TX wrote:
"Dear Jan and Anna: I LOVE my new violin! I could never pick up my old one again. I joked about not being able to afford this unless I won the lottery - well, now I feel like I DID win the lottery. Thank you for all the extras you have given me. I have told many people that I've never received such wonderful customer service before. You are truly exceptional. Even though this entire transaction has been processed over the internet, I feel like we've dealt with each other face-to-face. One day, I do hope to meet you in person."
Doing business with Gainesville Violins is easy and painless. Please visit our shop. Alternatively, just call us. We ship daily via UPS and can easily serve you in this way. We are committed to serve you to the very best of our abilities!
Check our "Customers" page for more comments by customers. Also see the "About Us" page and please be sure to visit the "Contact Us" page. Our most popular pages are the "Rentals" and "Catalog" pages.
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Please hit the "Contact Us" button for information on how to contact us and for directions on how to reach us. Also check our "Schedule" page to see whether we are available.
Mon-Thu 1-6 pm for walk-in customers (but please check our "Schedule" on this website, since we are sometimes closed due to commitments elsewhere). CLOSED Fri-Sun in order to devote ourselves to the workshop. However, we may be available in the mornings and Fri-Sun by special appointment - please contact us (see the "Contact Us" page) to make the necessary arrangements. We'll bend over backwards to serve you!
One of Gainesville Violins's claims to fame is that we are a niche business that adds considerable value to each and every instrument in our workshop. We don't just grab them from a warehouse or a shelf and ship them like a Walmart. We work on them meticulously (see the "Workshop" page on this website). That is why -
they sound so great and are so comfortably playable
we can give a lifetime warranty
our customers rave (see the "Rental", "Customers" and "Catalog" pages on this website).
All of this takes TIME, EFFORT and EXPERTISE. Therefore we request our customers kindly to please allow us ample time to provide you with an extraordinarily great-sounding instrument produced according to the very best of our ability.
Also, to be fair, we must follow the "First come, first served" principle. Orders are processed and shipped in the order in which they have been received.
Accordingly, please place your order well ahead of the time that you will need it. Please allow up to three weeks, and sometimes even longer, for delivery - depending on what you are ordering. (In true emergencies, and for professional players and teachers, we can always make exceptions.)
Thanks so much for understanding!
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