We are very excited to announce that we have started to carry the Revelle line of instruments! Here are our first two, Model 600 and 500QX.
The 500QX is made from Siberian tonewoods in the French style, with a French bridge and Dominant strings. Set up with built-in fine tuners for the advancing student.
The 600 is made from Romanian tonewoods in the Italian style, with a French bridge and Dominant strings. Set up with one fine tuner for the advanced student.
Both use wood that has been air dried for 3 years and finished with 6 coats of hand applied oil varnish.
These violins are perfect for the advancing student and pair nicely with the Revelle case and carbon bows they come with.
Stop by the shop and give them a try, we know you'll be hooked!
It's not too late for back to school at Gainesville Violins! For the next month, through October 20th, we are running a special including 15% all instruments in stock and 10% off all accessories. Stop by during our regular business hours or book your appointment today!
Gainesville Violins will be closed to appointments Saturday – Monday due to Hurricane Irma. We hope everyone remains safe in the coming days. Please, make sure to have an emergency plan ready if you need to evacuate.
We know you have many personal items you wish to protect from the storm, so we wanted to give you some suggestions on how to protect your stringed instruments. If you have your instrument insured through a personal article policy, double check to make sure you are up to date. The safest thing for the instrument is to take it with you, should you evacuate, since they do not do well in excessive moisture or heat. If that cannot be done then we suggest the following steps to reduce damage:
1. Return the instrument to its case
2. Place the case inside a thick plastic bag that has been filled with several cups of uncooked rice (this helps absorb any remaining moisture)
3. Tape the bag closed to ensure a tight seal
4. Place the bag with the case high on a secured shelf away from windows, preferably a closet.
Again please stay safe everyone!
Gainesville Violins is now open to walk-ins with regular hours. We are also excited to announce that the workshop is ready to accept repairs.
Our hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm. All other times will be by appointment only.
Directions From I-75 South & North Bound:
Take High Springs exit 399 and from either off ramp, turn right onto US HWY 441 and travel for 4.6 miles.
Take slight left onto US-27 for 9 miles. (You will be driving through High Springs).
Turn right onto Fielding Rd.
At the first fork, go right and right again at the second fork.
Park in the driveway and take walkway around the right side of the house.
Shop is on the right side of the house. Please ring doorbell if you are not greeted.
We are thrilled to announce that Gainesville Violins is open once more! Former Gainesville Violins repair specialist Paul Tousignant and his sister Adrianna are taking over. Making rental instruments available again is the main focus for us at the beginning but repairs and sales will follow soon after. All previous warranties and credits will continue to be honored by the new owners. More updates to follow. Hope you had a great summer and we will see you soon!