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The Violin Shop in Lincoln, founded in 1982, exists to serve the needs of Nebraska's string community. Since that time we have become the premier string specialty shop of Nebraska, providing over 1000 rentals each year for the area's growing string population, offering the largest inventory of modern and antique instruments and bows for aspiring player, and boasting an internationally-recognized workshop that maintains the instruments and bows of some of the most demanding players.

Long regarded as a staple in Lincoln's music community, The Violin Shop looks for ways to give back to the community, whether through the support of the LMTA Music Outreach Program, S.A.I.L. camp scholarships, providing instruments to the under-served students in the Lincoln Public Schools or Partnering with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra in support of the Lincoln Youth Orchestra.

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David Frederick


David is a Violin & Bow Maker, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, with over 30 years experience in the making and repairing of string instruments and bows. He has studied with several notable makers from the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and spent three years in Atlanta, GA working under a German Master Violin Maker.

In 2001, He established David Frederick Violins, which focused on the making of new instruments and bows while assisting shops throughout the Midwest and Southeast with restorations.

David joined The Violin Shop in Lincoln, Inc. in 2010, to manage the workshop and serve the growing string community of Lincoln.

In 2016 He was installed as President of The Violin Shop in Lincoln, Inc. carrying on the tradition of service and excellence that Lincoln's teachers and players have come to depend on.

The Violin Shop in Lincoln is your most complete shop for sales, service, rental, and repair of string instruments in Nebraska.

All repairs and rehairs are carried out using time-tested methods and materials that stress a conservative approach.

Stop by and see why The Violin Shop has been Nebraska's favorite for over 35 years.

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 to 6
Closed Sundays & Mondays

The Violin Shop will close on LPS Snow days and most major Holidays.

1641 South 17th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502