Jan Hampton Violins Jan Hampton Violins



Violins / Violas / Cellos

Beginner models – new

Violins, violas and cellos

Excellent quality of sound and playability

  • Perfect for a student’s first instrument
  • Finest economy priced violins available
  • Backs, sides, and carved tops from solid spruce and maple
  • Inlaid purling with ebony fingerboards, pegs and end buttons
  • High quality strings and German Whittner tailpiece
  • Includes case, horsehair bow and complete professional setup

Violin: $550-825 / Viola: $675-850 / Cello $1,500-1,650
*Previously rented instruments may be available at lower prices – call to inquire.

Intermediate models – new

We are constantly searching for the best sounding and well made instruments for the money. Therefore, the brands of intermediate level instruments we carry changes over time. We order in samples from many suppliers and only keep the best of what we see.

  • Beautiful flamed maple and select spruce tonewoods
  • Hand varnished in a variety of shades
  • Hand made, high-quality workmanship
  • Excellent, rich tone
  • Includes professional setup

Violin: $850-1150 / Viola: $925-1,225 / Cello $1,650-1,950

Advanced models

Martin Beck

Made in Romania from aged spruce and maple. Refined, inspected and hand varnished in U.S. by the shop of Mr. William Weaver. One of our most popular European instruments.
Violin: $1,295 / Viola: $1,500 / Cello $2,500

Jurgen Klier

Finely crafted with aged tonewood, possessing a warm, rich sound. Maple is highly flamed and antique varnish is a deep red to golden brown. Excellent upgrade for the serious musician.
Violin: $2,200 / Viola: $2,300 / Cello $3,500

Also, Hiroshi Kono, Gunther Prager and assorted old world and vintage instruments from Germany, France and Eastern Europe

We have a great selection of European violins from the late 19th and early 20th century. All have been restored to excellent playing condition and come with the same one year warranty as our new instruments. Please call regarding specific details and availability.
From $2,300 up

Bass outfits


We set up and adjust each bass we sell and outfit them with adjustable bridges and high quality strings. All basses have ebony fingerboards, tailpieces and a high-quality cork lined endpin. All outfits include a canvas cover, rosin, and Glasser horsehair bow (French or German style).

Howard Core Academy A40 Outfit

Laminated bass. Gamba corners, fine spruce and maple. A great sounding, durable student bass available for purchase or rent.

Eastman Model 95 Outfit

Features a carved spruce top with high quality laminated maple sides and back. Beautiful antiqued varnish. Fuller, warm tone for the advancing player.

Advanced bows


Fine wooden bows

Selection includes:

  • Arcos Brasil: fine wooden bows from Brazil using only the most select straight grain pernambuco
  • L’Archet Brasil: finely balanced pernambuco bows from Brazil. Excellent playability



Need to purchase new strings for your instrument or have a professional replace strings for you?

We carry an assortment of strings for most playing styles and abilities. We can help recommend the best strings for your instrument, and can usually install new strings on your instrument while you wait.




We carry a wide selection of accessories for the beginner to advanced player.

In-stock accessories include:

  • Instrument cases
  • Electronic tuners and metronones (including clip-on tuners)
  • Shoulder rests for all sizes of violins and violas
  • Instrument stands and music stands
  • A variety of music books (including Essential Elements and Suzuki)
  • High quality rosin

and much more!

Call us at (804) 231-7463 or stop by the shop to see all that we have to offer.