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About Us

Charles J. Rufino - Master Luthier, Owner of The Long Island Violin ShopAs we approach our 30th anniversary, and reflect on the history of The Long Island Violin Shop, we're in awe of the friends made, stories collected, and growth of our little engine that could. It has been an amazing journey from a one-room shop to our beautiful retail location in the heart of Huntington, NY, and I feel most fortunate to have been a part of this adventure.

What has made The Long Island Violin Shop successful through the years still continues today - people choosing to enrich their lives with music and an outstanding staff serving them with knowledge and skill.

Our core values remain unchanged: respect for every musician regardless of ability or age, providing lasting value with our goods and services, and our belief that music builds understanding between people.

We bring our experience to serve musicians, no matter where they are on their journey. The study and sharing of music has been shown to increase intelligence and enrich lives in a way no other activity can match. Our passion for music is equaled only by our desire to share it with others.

If you have always wanted to play an instrument but did not know how to start, I invite you to call us and learn more about how we might serve you.

Thank you for considering The Long Island Violin Shop. We look forward to meeting you soon!


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