Introduction to the Article and Visit to Charles Beare's London Shop In December 21, 1976, Charles Rufino had a unique opportunity to study a breathtaking collection of rare master Italian...
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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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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.
The Long Island Violin Shop offers one of the best instrument rental programs in Long Island. Unlike other standard rental programs, when you rent an instrument from us, you get 100% equity as long as you continue to rent your instrument. This means that with every rental payment you make, you are that much closer to owning your instrument.
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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