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Hoffmann Strings, Ltd. has been serving the Midwest States as well as all of the many 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). We support musicians of all ages and abilities. Hoffmann Strings is following the CDC Guidelines and is giving the cleanest instruments for you to use.
Hoffmann Strings Ltd. specializes in traditional stringed instruments including Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses, and Tamburitzas.
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William Hoffmann, luthier and owner of Hoffmann Strings Ltd. has been in business 25 years in Buffalo Grove. 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 staff is musically trained and play professionaly in area orchestra’s in Chicagoland and nationwide.
Nikray is a talented violist, and professionaly trained violin maker currently attending the Chicago School of violin making. Nick is the shop manager for the rental department and heads sales to custom find the instrument you are looking for.
Jack is a retired string eduactor / admistration department chairperson who assists in everyday activities, customer service, school representation, and deliveries.
Shin is a professionaly trained violin maker currently attending the Chicago School of violin making. Shin is setting up our finer instruments.
Sandi, Mary Sue, Katie, Mary Kay, heads or book keeping department. Elizabeth, and Michael help with organization of materials.
William and Joseph are full time students who help in everyday activities, with marketing, customer relations, and service calls. William and Jospeh have many years of experience with stringed instruments.
Hoffmann Strings is an award winning violin shop. Hoffmann Strings has been awarded 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, The Best Musical Instrument store in the state of Illinois. Hoffmann Strings is the Best of the Best and Top Pick among customers.
Hoffmann Strings, Ltd. is conveniently located in the greater Chicagoland area. We provide Sales, Rentals, and Repair Service supported by our trained staff whom also play stringed instruments. Hoffmann Strings Ltd. services local Cook, Lake County, Mc Henry, DuPage, Kane Counties as well as Southern Wisconsin, 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.
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Hoffmann Strings is Buffalo Grove's Favorite Violin Shop Serving the community quality music Since 1997. We are your Only choice in Quality Instruments! Stop in and come visit our staff to make that great selection to help you in our many great choices.View Hours & Location
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