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Music Store Near Me

When people hear handmade violin they often think expensive. While some handmade instruments can be expensive there are many great options out there for the modern string player. At Fegley Instruments & Bows we acquire most of our inventory through a private sale. Meaning we buy instruments and bows from players for players. Violin bows can range in price too, we try to keep a quality selection of violin bows for every level of players. When searching for a music store near you there are many things to consider and violin players should take many things into account. We believe that word of mouth is our best form of advertising. Simply ask a violin player who has made the trip to Fegley Instruments & Bows and get the most honest feedback! We offer a wide selection of violins and bows. Whether you are looking for a violin rental or to purchase a new violin or bow. Give us a call to make an appointment and check out our constantly changing inventory. Here is a handmade violin by Joseph McDevitt.


Andrzej Swietlinski Violin

Andrzej Swietlinski was born into the violin-making town of Nowy Targ, Poland. Andrzej apprenticed with master violinmaker Jan Bobak. He later started a workshop with notable violinmakers Andrzej Glodek and Jan Szlachtowski. Swietlinki focuses his making on violins and violas. His instruments are perfect for the advancing student who needs more focus and projection in their sound. Andrzej Swietlinski is a fine luthier and makes with only the finest material. His Euro Workshop Instruments make for a great addition to our inventory to provide players with a quality instrument at a reasonable price point. Contact us today to take on of his instruments for a test trial!


Adult and Student Violin Rentals

Picking the right instrument and bow rental program is crucial. When it comes to String instrument rentals a poorly set up instrument can make playing very difficult if not almost impossible. Every rental instrument at Fegley Instruments & Bows is carefully set up and properly fit to each individual player. We rent superior quality violins, violas, cellos and bows. We offer a wide variety of rental instruments from beginner to advanced players who are looking for an upgrade instrument from the standard violin school rental programs.

We also offer a Professional level rental program, which is selected out of our instruments and bows that are currently available for purchase. Quality violin rentals can often be hard to come by; we strive to provide the player with a superior instrument rental that can compete with often more expensive instruments and bows. Contact us today to come hand select the instrument or bow of your choosing!


Piano Restringing

Changing of piano strings is a service that needs to be preformed after so many years of playing. While it can be a costly repair depending on the style of piano it is definitely a more cost effective route then buying a new piano. In the pictures below you can see how involved and tedious it can be to go through and replace all of the strings on a piano.

There are a few things to consider when replacing strings on your piano. If the piano is a family heirloom you have to decide if you would like to keep the piano in top shape even if the new string cost out weighs the actual value of the piano. If the piano is an expensive piano, then it makes sense to move forward and replace the strings to bring the piano back to life.

An option that might be more cost effective is to decide if the piano needs both treble and bass strings. You can always do one or the other. Replacing strings on a piano can bring a dull sounding piano back to life quite easily and make playing more enjoyable again. We are happy to custom tailor an estimate depending on the various needs of our clients. Contact us today to get an estimate for restringing your piano.


Violin Rental

Offering the community a quality violin viola and cello rental program. Every rental instrument at Fegley Violin is professionally set up in our workshop. Avoid poorly set up rental instruments and stand out from the standard violin rentals. This ¾ Fegley Violin Rental is a great example of the selection of rental instruments that we have available for trial. This is no student level ¾ violin rental. Come try this Fegley violin in our showroom or take on loan to your music teacher for approval! We offer low monthly payments that apply towards your very own purchase or instrument upgrades.


DeLong Del Gesu Violin

A congratulations is in order to the DeLong Family on the purchase of their McDevitt made violin! Sophia has a bright future ahead of her in the violin world. I am looking forward to watching Sophia and her violin “Milene” grow together. This is a Guarneri Del Gesu violin and works perfectly with her playing style. My last violin of 2018, I am fortune enough that it will be being played locally by such a talented musician. My work is only half complete until the instruments I build find a good home where they will be played and enjoyed to the fullest!

Why Rent from Fegleys?

We offer a superior quality of rental instruments with proper setup standards by our luthier. Whether you are new to stringed instruments and are just starting out or are looking for an upgrade rental for orchestra, we provide the following two levels of rental programs: Standard or Elite.

There are many benefits to working with Fegley’s for your instrument rental:

– Fegley’s is a local, owner-operated small business which puts you in direct contact with the owner and luthier, Joseph McDevitt, who will also be the person maintaining your instrument.

– Fegley’s works solely on string instruments and bows, loyally serving the string community for over 40+ years, offering a wide selection of instruments for all levels of musicians and budgets.

– Joseph is a certified Violin Maker and Restorer with significant experience and industry knowledge. He has been custom building and restoring instruments for over 12 years.

Rental Program

We offer a wide variety of rental instruments and bows. Whether you are new to the string instrument or in need of an upgrade for your Schools Orchestra we have all of your rental needs. We have a small, quality rental fleet that is set up and maintained by our in house Luthier. Joseph was trained at the North Bennet Street School in Boston makes and restores instruments and bows.

Our rentals start at the smallest size and up to full-size instruments. With a zero hassle trade up policy you can upgrade your size at any time. Make an appointment today to start your rental trial!

17″ McDevitt Amati Viola

It is only fitting that I build my largest viola now since I recently finished my smallest viola build. This viola measures 17” and is based off of the massive 18” Brothers Amati viola from 1592. High arching and a tall rib structure should make for an interesting large sounding viola. I had to scale the original viola down over an inch to meet my 17” viola requirement for this build. Stay tuned to see the finished product! This McDevitt viola will be off to its new home in Florida shortly to be played in the Sarasota Orchestra.