About

Violinmaking is not a dying art, but it is a rare one.  Luthiers who are fully trained, skilled, and experienced are artists who have spent years studying, analyzing, and practicing their craft to razor sharpness.  They shun the spotlight, instead focusing their energies into the artisanship required in producing instruments and bows themselves.

Williams Fine Violins opened in 2004 in our old location on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee. We moved to our current location just a few blocks away in 2008.  We at Williams Fine Violins strive to serve customers who seek highly skilled, trained luthiers to work on their instruments and bows.  In addition to our luthiers, our wonderful and friendly sales staff is comprised of talented musicians and experienced teachers who are ready to help you with any instrument or accessory questions you may have.  We are a committed, full-service team of specialists that truly care about you and your musical goals.

Because we believe in what we do, we offer 100% trade-in/trade-up on all instruments and bows purchased from us worth over $100.  When you choose from our large selection of instruments and bows and maintain good condition of your purchase, you may use the full purchase price toward any other instrument or bow in our store at any time.  Beware:  If you are considering purchasing an instrument from another source, check for “trade-in” or “reconditioning” fees – these can be up to $200 per trade-in depending upon where you may go!

We want to always be honest with you, treat you with respect, and we will work hard to earn your trust and loyalty.

Because we respect you and your instrument/bow, we offer a virtually limitless list of repair options.  We give accurate estimates, and you have the final say on what is done.  We work with your budget for the best possible options.

We are highly skilled and highly trained and we can craft an instrument tailored to you, on a commission basis.  If you have had difficulty finding the “perfect” instrument, call and speak with us. 

Our clientele is as diverse as music itself.  Here in Nashville we serve musicians of all styles of music; from jazz to classical, bluegrass to avant garde, porch fiddle players to Grand Ol’ Opry stars, to recording session players to professional symphonic musicians.  As we frequently tell people, “Now it is not a question of who has come in, but who has not come in!”

At Williams Fine Violins & Luthier Studios, our Luthiers know violins, violas, cellos, double basses, and all bows like few others.  A full service shop, we feature Tennessee’s largest selection of instruments in every price range, new and old instruments, in perfect working order, and adjusted to the highest standards.  We understand the needs of our diverse clientele,  which includes musicians whose talents, training, and interests range from Celtic to orchestral, from jazz to country, from pop to classical, and from back porch to recording studio. Our skilled team of luthiers can help you choose and maintain your perfect instrument.

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