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Welcome to the Long Island Violin Shop!

The Long Island Violin Shop is your complete resource for orchestral instruments in Long Island, NY. We buy, sell, repair, and service violins, violas, and cellos, and we offer rentals and lessons, too.

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Unparalleled Customer Service

Our experts will assist you in choosing the perfect instrument and offer post-sale services, including 100% trade-in value on most instruments and bows, and free wellness checks, to maintain your investment's quality.

Outstanding Value

Rent top-notch instruments from us and use 100% of the rental cost towards a purchase. Buy an instrument or bow from us and apply 100% of the price towards a trade-up when you're ready.

World Class Expertise

We're a family-owned shop established in 1983 by Master Violin Maker Charles J. Rufino. We offer a range of services, including rentals, lessons, repairs, and appraisals for all levels.


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Revelle Model 500QX Step-Up Violin - Feature
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Long Island Violin Shop

Our History

The Long Island Violin Shop is a premier full-service shop for players of bowed stringed instruments. We offer instruments and bows of exceptional value for players of all ages, ability, and budget.

Our Founder

Meet, Charles

Charles Rufino, born in New York in 1952, has been immersed in the art of the violin since 1974. His apprenticeship at the Newark School of Violin Making in England included periods of study at the great London workshops of J&A Beare, and W.E. Hill & Sons.


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What is Violin Rosin?

What is Violin Rosin?

Violin rosin, also known as Bow rosin, which can be specified to Violin Rosin, is a substance used by violinists to enhance the grip and friction between the bow hair...

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