910 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60202 | (847) 440-7940 | Hours: M-F 10-5, Sat by appointment


Welcome to Chicago Strings

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.  We offer fine antique instruments, top modern instruments, as well as 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.  Beginning in March of 2011, we will be offering a limited number higher quality string rentals for students that need  instruments better than the average rentals that are out on the market.  Please inquire for more details.

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