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Who We Are

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. Other services include rental instruments, expert repairs of instrument and bows, appraisals, consignments, and music lessons. All this we do with family-friendly service that will satisfy your highest standards of customer care.

We are in Huntington, just 30 miles east of midtown Manhattan. We relocated to this beautiful village known as the center of the arts on Long Island in 2008. Our clients love its combination of charm and history in a setting with other fine shops, excellent dining and free parking.

The Long Island Violin Shop was founded by Master Violin Maker Charles Rufino. After many years of study in the finest violin studios of Europe and America, Mr. Rufino returned home with a dream: to create a studio which would provide the finest service to musicians from student to professional regardless of age or level of accomplishment. Since 1983 that dream has flourished to serve thousands of happy clients - parents who came here as children now bring their own children for their first instrument!

After many years in a small private studio, we moved to expanded quarters in the autumn of 2008 to create a place where music lovers will feel comfortable browsing, trying out, and discussing instruments, bows, and music. The Long Island Violin Shop is very proud to be a cultural and social center for our community and we provide workshops, masterclasses, children's programs and other events for our customers. In addition, we have ongoing poetry readings and concerts by distinguished artists featuring innovative programming in an intimate setting.

As a family-owned store, we pride ourselves on our customer service, our broad selection, and above all, our love and knowledge of instruments and bows. We appreciate the loyal support we have received from our customers and look forward to providing fine instruments and quality services to our community for many years to come.