BENNING VIOLINS IS OPEN
OUR SHOP IS OPEN AS USUAL
INSTRUMENT AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT

"MUSIC IS ESSENTIAL"

We are also filling product orders placed through our online store!
BENNING VIOLINS IS OPEN
BENNING INSTRUMENTS
CRAFTED IN THE STYLE AND TRADITION
OF THE MASTER CREMONESE VIOLINMAKERS

FINE VIOLINS, VIOLAS AND CELLOS

Fine Instruments Crafted by Eric Benning Now Available for Examination and Trial.
BENNING INSTRUMENTS
MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP
OLD-WORLD MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP

OLD-WORLD SERVICE MEETS

Benning Violins has a long tradition of expert service and meeting the needs of collectors and the most discerning musicians - from the beginner to professional - since 1953.
MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP
RENOWNED INSTRUMENTS
BEAUTY, SOUND & CRAFTSMANSHIP

INSTRUMENTS RENOWNED FOR THEIR

Since the early 20th century, the Benning family name has been synonymous with the old world craft of making fine, master-crafted violins, violas and cellos.
RENOWNED INSTRUMENTS
FINELY-CRAFTED VIOLINS
POWER AND BEAUTY IN YOUR HANDS

ITALIAN MODELING. LUSTROUS VARNISH. POWERFUL TONE.

Finely-crafted Pressenda, Bergonzi, Balestrieri, Guarneri and Stradivari-model violins by Eric Benning.
FINELY-CRAFTED VIOLINS
LARGEST CATALOG
FINE VIOLINS, VIOLAS & CELLOS

WE MAINTAIN THE LARGEST CATALOG OF

Benning Violins offers the most extensive collection on the West Coast of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows crafted by modern and old-world masters
LARGEST CATALOG
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"MUSIC IS ESSENTIAL"

OUR SHOP IS OPEN AS USUAL. INSTRUMENT AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT
We are also filling product orders placed through our online store!

SHOP ONLINEHOURS

FINE VIOLINS, VIOLAS AND CELLOS

CRAFTED IN THE STYLE AND TRADITION OF THE MASTER CREMONESE VIOLINMAKERS
Fine Instruments Crafted by Eric Benning Now Available for Examination and Trial

View Benning-Crafted Instruments

OLD-WORLD SERVICE MEETS

OLD-WORLD MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP
Benning Violins has a long tradition of expert service and meeting the needs of collectors and the most discerning musicians - from the beginner to professional - since 1953.

Learn more

INSTRUMENTS RENOWNED FOR THEIR

BEAUTY, SOUND & CRAFTSMANSHIP
Since the early 20th century, the Benning family name has been synonymous with the old world craft of making fine, master-crafted violins, violas and cellos.

Learn more

ITALIAN MODELING. LUSTROUS VARNISH. POWERFUL TONE

POWER AND BEAUTY IN YOUR HANDS
Finely-crafted Pressenda, Bergonzi, Balestrieri, Guarneri and Stradivari-model violins by Eric Benning.

VIEW CATALOG

WE MAINTAIN THE LARGEST CATALOG OF

FINE VIOLINS, VIOLAS & CELLOS
Benning Violins offers the most extensive collection on the West Coast of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows crafted by modern and old-world masters.

VIEW CATALOG

"MUSIC IS ESSENTIAL"

OUR SHOP IS OPEN AS USUAL. INSTRUMENT AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT

We are also filling product orders placed through our online store!

SHOP ONLINEHOURS

FINE VIOLINS, VIOLAS AND CELLOS

CRAFTED IN THE STYLE AND TRADITION OF THE MASTER CREMONESE VIOLINMAKERS

Fine Instruments Crafted by Eric Benning Now Available for Examination and Trial

View Benning-Crafted Instruments

OLD-WORLD SERVICE MEETS

OLD-WORLD MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP

Benning Violins has a long tradition of expert service and meeting the needs of collectors and the most discerning musicians - from the beginner to professional - since 1953.

Learn more

INSTRUMENTS RENOWNED FOR THEIR

BEAUTY, SOUND & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Since the early 20th century, the Benning family name has been synonymous with the old world craft of making fine, master-crafted violins, violas and cellos.

Learn more

ITALIAN MODELING. LUSTROUS VARNISH. POWERFUL TONE

POWER AND BEAUTY IN YOUR HANDS

Finely-crafted Pressenda, Bergonzi, Balestrieri, Guarneri and Stradivari-model violins by Eric Benning.

VIEW CATALOG

WE MAINTAIN THE LARGEST CATALOG OF

FINE VIOLINS, VIOLAS & CELLOS

Benning Violins offers the most extensive collection on the West Coast of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows crafted by modern and old-world masters.

VIEW CATALOG
  • Scarampella Violin Front
  • Scarampella Violin Back
  • Zanotti Violin Front
  • Zanotti Violin Back
FINDING BESPOKE:
"THE VIOLINMAKER"

Director, cinematographer and filmmaker Michael Bernard released an original short film chronicling the story of the Bennings, the family of distinguished violinmakers.

FINDING BESPOKE:
"THE VIOLINMAKER"

Director, cinematographer and filmmaker Michael Bernard released an original short film chronicling the story of the Bennings, the family of distinguished violinmakers.

A SELECTION FROM OUR CATALOG OF NOTABLE VIOLINS, VIOLAS, CELLOS AND BOWS

FEATURED INSTRUMENTS
AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF SARTORY'S FINEST BOWS
AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF SARTORY'S FINEST BOWS

1920's Eugene Sartory Violin Bow

Available for Examination and Trial

ACQUIRE THE CELLO BOW OF CELLIST RON LEONARD
ACQUIRE THE CELLO BOW OF CELLIST RON LEONARD

Crafted in 1905 by Claude A. Thomassin

Available for Examination and Trial

RICH AND POWERFUL WITH FLAWLESS WORKMANSHIP
RICH AND POWERFUL WITH FLAWLESS WORKMANSHIP

1854 Cello crafted by Georges Chanot

Available for Examination and Trial

LAVISH AND MAGNIFICENT WITH A SOLID CORE TO THE SOUND
LAVISH AND MAGNIFICENT WITH A SOLID CORE TO THE SOUND

1950 Violin crafted by Giuseppe Ornati

Available for Examination and Trial

ROBUST AND SUPERB EXAMPLE OF MAIRE'S BOWS
ROBUST AND SUPERB EXAMPLE OF MAIRE'S BOWS

1835 Nicolas Maire Violin Bow

Available for Examination and Trial

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THROUGH OUR SKILL, ARTISTRY AND EXPERTISE WE PROVIDE THE HIGHEST QUALITY SERVICES TO PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS.

WE ARE A FULL SERVICE VIOLIN SHOP

APPRAISALS

We draw on our 60 years of experience to perform expert appraisals of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows.

COMMISSIONS

Eric Benning accepts commissioned work to craft individualized violins, violas and cellos by request.

CONSIGNMENTS

We accept consignments of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows to place before our international clientele.

RESTORATIONS

Expert restoration and repair of violins, violas, cellos and bows have long been a staple of our studio.

THROUGH OUR SKILL, ARTISTRY AND EXPERTISE WE PROVIDE THE HIGHEST QUALITY SERVICES TO PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS.

WE ARE A FULL SERVICE VIOLIN SHOP

APPRAISALS

We draw on our 60 years of experience to perform expert appraisals of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows.

COMMISSIONS

Eric Benning accepts commissioned work to craft individualized violins, violas and cellos by request.

CONSIGNMENTS

We accept consignments of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows to place before our international clientele.

RESTORATIONS

Expert restoration and repair of violins, violas, cellos and bows have long been a staple of our studio.

FINE VIOLINS, VIOLAS AND CELLOS CRAFTED BY ERIC BENNING ARE PLAYED BY A NUMBER OF PREMIER PLAYERS, CONCERT PERFORMERS AND RECORDING ARTISTS.

PLAYERS OF BENNING-CRAFTED INSTRUMENTS