Expertise Craftsmanship

Led by Ken Sullivan, award-winning member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, our experienced staff is trained in luthier traditions that have been handed down for generations. We’re dedicated to providing the expertise, craftsmanship, and individual attention that will enrich and enhance your playing experience and sound.

Find Your Great-Sounding Instrument or Bow

Our Sound Investment Guarantee

From initial fit to future trade-in, our process means you can buy with confidence. Read more about the Sound Investment Guarantee »

Discover Your Sound

Let Sullivan Violins help you discover your personal sound preferences and match you with an instrument you’ll love.

Sullivan Violins has been my go-to for all things instrument related since I came to Rochester in 2005…. The work is impeccable and their customer service is fabulous.   
Julaina Athayde | Concertmaster, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Fine craftsmanship, extraordinary service, and a remarkable sensitivity to the individual instrument’s capabilities is what you can expect from Sullivan Violins.
Pia Liptak | String Department Co-chair, The Hochstein School

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Repairs & Restoration

Repairs and Restoration

Our trained luthiers provide a full range of services to get your instrument or bow back into optimal playing condition. Make an appointment for a free evaluation and estimate.

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Teacher Ensemble or Music School

Looking for a Teacher, Ensemble or Music School?

Visit The Sullivan Bridge, your guide to the world-class talent and string resources available in the Rochester region.

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