If you are looking for a reputable violin store in Philadelphia, consider Fegley Instruments & Bows in Reading, PA. Founded by the late James E. Fegley and his wife, Margie, we have been home to the stringed instrument business since 1979. Today, Fegley’s is owned by Joseph P. McDevitt, a luthier who continues the Fegley’s tradition by making, restoring, and selling the finest stringed instruments and bows.
When violin players reach a level of artistry that demands the very best instruments and bows, we are here to offer them. Joe was trained at the prestigious North Bennet Street School in Boston, where he studied with Roman Barnas. He worked with Marco Coppiardi, a master violin maker from Cremona, Italy, and attends the courses offered by Hans J. Nebel, a world-renowned violin restorer. His practiced hand enables him to craft the finest violins.
The quality of the wood used is the most important factor in how a violin sounds. Richer, more complex sound comes from certain grades of wood. The best violins are hand-carved, use high-quality, aged wood, and are set up by a real luthier. Owning your own violin will give you confidence as you embark on a lifelong adventure of making music.
Fegley Instruments & Bows has an extensive and continually expanding collection of fine instruments in our inventory. We also offer a selection of fine violin, viola and cello bows. Our goal is to be the most complete violin store in Philadelphia, Reading, Allentown, New York and the surrounding area, providing the best possible service to every customer, from beginner to soloist.