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Welcome!   If you're shopping for an orchestra instrument in Minnesota, you need to visit The String Shop at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center!

Minneapolis String Shop, Orchestra instrument

The String Shop is filled with instruments, bows, and accessories suitable for the advancing high school or college player. Our mission is to support students throughout their musical studies, from the youngest beginner to the player headed off to college.

Whether your student simply loves music or wants to make a career out of it, The String Shop has the tools to help them reach their goals.  Visit us today at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center.

Shop and play the latest instruments and must-have accessories from Amati, Eastman, Galiano, Yamaha, Arcos Brasil, Thomastik-Infeld, Pirastro, Bobelock and more! We have a special room for beginning orchestra students with 1/16 to 4/4 size violins, violas at 12" to 16.5", 1/8 to 4/4 size cellos and basses up to 3/4 size.

Visit us today and try instruments in a special room designed for comfortable, private testing. Call or email to set up a special showing, and get one-on-one help from our String Specialist!

String Shop Contact:
Nathan Waller, Orchestra Specialist
Phone: 763-566-4560
Email: stringshop@schmittmusic.com

String Shop Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 10am-8pm
Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm

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String Manufacturers

We've got a great selection of instruments and must-have accessories!

Violin Manufacturers:  Yamaha, Amati (including Min Jiang Zhu instruments), Eastman (including the Galiano line), Arcos Brasil

Viola Manufacturers:  Amati, Eastman (including Galiano), Arcos Brasil

Cello Manufacturers:  Amati, Eastman (including Galiano)

Bows:  Arcos Brasil, Amati, Eastman, Connoly Revelle

Accessories:  The String Shop carries rosins and strings by Pirastro and Thomastik-Infeld Vienna, and others; shoulder rests by manufacturers including Everest, Bon Musica, Viva la Musica, KUN, Mach One and more; a variety of cases, including Bobelock cases by special order.

Print Music:  As well as the basic methods, we carry a wide offering of scale books, etudes, concerti, and show pieces suitable for advanced players.

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