How to Clean a Violin

How to Clean a Violin

So, you just got your violin (or maybe you found an old one in a closet or attic someplace) and you want to know how to keep it looking beautiful? How do you keep the violin from getting dusty and … Continued

Rental Nights Are Back!

Rental Nights Are Back!

Teachers and youth orchestra directors, don’t forget! Rental nights are here again. And this year it is easier than ever to help your young musicians get the quality instruments and accessories they need at affordable prices. Want to schedule a … Continued

It’s Back to School Time at Atlantic Strings!

It’s Back to School Time at Atlantic Strings!

Extended store hours, incredible sales, and more!   Back to school time doesn’t just mean time to get notebooks and pencils. It’s also time to upgrade an instrument, pick out a new one, get some rosin, a new bow, cleaning … Continued

New Web Site Design About to Go Live!

New Web Site Design About to Go Live!

At Atlantic Strings, we are constantly trying to find new ways to improve our products and customer service. In that continuing effort, we have completely overhauled our website to improve its look, layout, and ease of use. Highlights of the … Continued

Summer Repair Season

Summer Repair Season

Summer is here, and for many that means a break from school and regular rehearsals. So why not take advantage of your time off to fix up your instrument? We can: Replace your strings Improve your tone and sound Fix … Continued

Our Vision

Atlantic Strings was born with the idea that all players of bowed stringed instruments – Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass – need a customer-focused shop that is part of their local community and dedicated to addressing their specific needs for professional advice, great variety of quality instruments (for sale, lease, or rent-to-own), bows, accessories, music, repairs, and restorations. We carry everything that makes playing these wonderful instruments fun and enjoyable. We are also committed to supporting you and making your shopping/playing experience the best that it can be.

Superior Quality

Our owner, Allen Gatchell, is a professional luthier and our staff is made up of luthiers, restoration specialists, and musicians. No matter what your need, we can help. All of our violins, violas, cellos, and basses are made of the finest materials with superb hand-craftsmanship. Before you receive your instrument, we take great care in its setup and final adjustment. In fact, this is done in our shop to ensure great sound, playability, and outstanding value. Nothing leaves our store that has not met our exacting standards of quality, and our customers have noticed. In fact, they think so much of us and our store that they have voted us #1!

Huge Selection

We have traveled all over the world in search of the best quality instruments at the most reasonable prices. As a result, Atlantic Strings offers exceptional stringed instruments that have the best combination of craftsmanship, materials, and quality. Our pursuit has taken us to Romania, Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, China, and Italy. It is in these places that we have found the highest quality modern and antique violins, violas, cellos, and basses at the best prices, and we have brought these instruments home for you.