910 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60202 | (847) 440-7940 | Hours: M-F 11-5, Sat by appointment


All cases in stock discounted below internet prices
           Gewa 40% off
           BAM 25% off
          Musafia 15% off
        All other cases 25% off

      All instruments under $8,000 15% off
        All bows under $2000 15% off
         sale prices through Dec 23, 2016

Chicago Strings is a full service violin shop located in the heart of Evanston, offering both fine antique and modern stringed instruments as well as professional level instrument and bow repairs and high quality instrument rentals.  We offer fine antique instruments, top modern instruments and the best sounding student instruments available at a fair price.  Chicago Strings also carries strings, accessories, cases, sheet music, instructional books, and  titles used by local music schools and teachers.  We offer a full service workshop including quality bow and instrument repairs as well as  tonal adjustments.

Chicago Strings feature BAM & Musafia cases, Yamaha electric instruments, Coda bows, Arcos Brasil fine bows, Arcus carbon fiber bows, Luis & Clark carbon instruments, Ted Brewer electric violins, as well as Headway and Realist pickups and preamps. We have a full line of accessories including MIghty Bright stand lights, K&M music stands, and a complete line of strings and rosins.  We are also an authorized dealer of AER acoustic instrument amplifiers and are now authorized dealer of Gamut gut strings for baroque instruments.

List of services:

  • Antique and modern instrument and bows
  • Expert repairs, restoration, instrument adjustments
  • Quality student instrument rentals
  • Full line of accessories, strings, cases
  • Electric instruments, pickups and amplifiers
  • Instrument appraisals

Member of Violin Society of America