We are teacher approved, recommended and award winning!
Hoffmann Strings Ltd. specializes in traditional stringed instruments including Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses, and Tamburitzas.
I you have that attic find or that project that has been sitting around for years, you should visit us for a Free evaluation.
William Hoffmann, luthier and owner of Hoffmann Strings Ltd. has been in business over 23 years in the Buffalo Grove area. Bill studied at the University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship Institute, under the guidance of Karl Roy, master violin maker of Germany. Karl Roy was instructor and director for the Bavarian State School for Violin Making in Mittenwald. Bill has also studied at Oberlin Conservatory restoration and repair of stringed instruments and bow rehairs.
Hoffmann Strings is an award winning violin shop. Hoffmann Strings received has been awarded 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 The Best Musical Instrument store in the state of Illinois. Hoffmann Strings is the Best of the Best and Top Pick.
Hoffmann Strings, Ltd. is conveniently located near your school and home. Sales, Rentals, and Repair Service are supported by our trained staff whom also play stringed instruments. Hoffmann Strings Ltd. services local Cook and Lake County as well as the world, the Midwest, local school districts, students, and professional players. We provide a full-service shop with quality rentals, instruments to purchase, and restoration & repairs for your stringed instrument(s). High quality rental instruments are available with rental credit applied toward purchase. Hoffmann Strings, Ltd. supports musicians of all ages and abilities. We work carefully with your school and teacher to provide exactly what you need.
- We can provide teacher referrals for private study
- As the student grows, larger instruments are supplied
- Rental Credit Program for past rentals
- Support for ethnic instruments, such as the tamburitza and mandolin