• 16571 W. Easton Ave., Prairie View/Lincolnshire, IL 60069
  • (847) 478-1163


Jonathan M. Northbrook, IL

5 Stars  Oct 8, 2021

We have been renting string instruments from Hoffmann for many years now. At one point we had 2 instruments a year. They always deliver quality products for the young students that need them. Their relationships with the local school districts are just awesome. Even if you have an accident an the instrument gets damaged they will take care of it(insurance included). But overall they are just a nice family run business which I really appreciate this day in age.

Rebecca W., 2018

I have been renting violins of every size for my 3 children for the past 8 years. Hoffman Strings is professional, very knowledgeable, and has always provided good quality instruments. The prices are fair and they offer everything needed to play a stringed instrument. I also like that they are a small, family owned business.

A.J., 2014

Terrific locally owned music shop. Repaired my son’s cello for a very reasonable price. They hand-make string instruments here so they really know their stuff. Knowledgeable, friendly service and a truly local business! It’s a little tough to find as it’s a tiny little house tucked behind a larger one. It’s worth the hunt, though. We’ll definitely be back!

Sonja J.

There is nothing quiet like having a shop that specializes in your instrument. I found this shop from a recommendation by my violin teacher. There customer service is great with offering a loaner violin, while I left a violin there to get new pegs. Also I was totally anamored with the fact that they could specially make a bow with green horse hair.

Franco L.

Great friendly shop. Very nice family business, Old world charm always. Great selection of music books.

Galexy Girl

Very knowledgeable for fixing and all aspect of string instrument.

Danielle E.

Very helpful to this new musician! I love my new Violin Coda Bow.

Jim C.

These folks are pros! They are also super friendly and accommodating.

Benjamin A.

Got my viola here seems to be working fine service was amazing went in there and got the instrument there was no hassle whatsoever

Robert O.

Just as nice as can be. Beautiful instrument in perfect condition. Fair pricing. The type of business you can trust.

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