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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

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Due to State-wide mandates, we have temporarily ceased operations at our brick and mortar shop until further notice.

Like you, we believe in the power of music to bring people together in the most difficult of times. We’re heartened and inspired to see so many performing music online and on your balconies to share your talents with others, and to safeguard your livelihood.

We want you know that that we are here for you, as always, to support and assist you in your endeavors.


Our Online Store Is Open and Active!

Until such time that we continue operations, our online store is accepting orders with FREE shipping, as usual.

If there are any products, strings or accessories you need from our shop that are not available on our online store, please email us at and we will fulfill your order through email.

Unfortunately, until further notice, we are not accepting instrument or bow repairs or rehairs while the shop is closed.

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Fine Instruments for Examination and Trial

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

While we are temporarily closed, we are offering examination and trial of fine instruments and bows to qualified buyers by way of shipping.

If you are interested in auditioning an instrument, simply press the “Inquire about this Instrument” button on the listing and we will get back to you soon.

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Please be assured that best practices of sanitation and safe handling are being observed while fulfilling your orders. This has always been the case. 

Our first priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff.

Please remember, however, that players utilizing alcohol-based hand sanitizers should not handle instruments. Wipes, chemical cleaners and disinfectants should not be used on instruments.


The Silver Lining

We regret the inconvenience these difficult circumstances have caused you and we appreciate your understanding. It is always darkest before the light, and we have deep faith that these difficult times will give way to new opportunities and avenues to fulfillment, success and prosperity, if we recognize them. Until then, we wish you and yours health and safety until the storm passes.


~ Benning Violins Family