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The White House String Shoppe

Fine Orchestral Instruments

When you make the important decision to buy an orchestral string instrument, our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in finding the right fit for your needs and budget. We offer a beautiful, well-crafted, large selection of violins, violas, cellos, and basses for sale from reputable makers at attractive prices with affordable financing options available.

Visit our Waukesha Store and let our expert string staff introduce you to new products, accessories, and sheet music that will heighten your enjoyment of your instrument while developing your skills as a musician. We carry:

  • New instruments from Snow, Sofia Violins, Eastman Strings, and more previously-owned, vintage, and consignment instruments
  • Exceptional selection of orchestral instrument bows
  • Cases, strings, accessories
  • Sheet music and method books

Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. Visit our White House String Shoppe at our Waukesha location today.

Selecting a New String Instrument or Bow

Visit the String Shoppe

If you are a string player and plan to visit the White House String Shoppe to try some of our wonderful violins, violas, cellos, or basses, you may wish to bring easy, familiar sheet music with you. If you have a bow, shoulder rest, or other accessory that you would like to keep using with your new instrument, you are welcome to bring them. Encountering an unfamiliar instrument can be challenging, and we want you to be able to focus on the feel and tone of the instruments you are playing without distractions. If you visit the White House String Shoppe to purchase a bow, please bring your current instrument with you. This is the best way for you to decide which bow is the most comfortable and will produce the best sound from your instrument. As always, parents and teachers are welcome to join string players in the String Shoppe at any time. We look forward to serving you!

Orchestral String Environment

Orchestral String Environment

When you visit the White House String Shoppe showroom, warm wood floors, soft lighting, and an elegant atmosphere invite you to try our fine instruments. Our unique soundproof showroom allows orchestral string players to try instruments confidently, with comfortable seating provided for parents and educators.

Tuned & Play Tested

Tuned & Tested Instruments

You will always find each instrument perfectly in tune and ready to play. That’s because our staff of string players quality-tests each instrument daily to ensure that it is in optimal condition for prospective players to experience the best the instrument has to offer.

Extensive Accessory Selection

Extensive Accessory Selection

Outside the String Shoppe, orchestra accessories including strings, rosins, rockstops, and more are for sale, attractively arranged and neatly organized. Browse our expansive sheet music collection, featuring WSMA contest pieces, orchestral string methods, and excitingly arranged anthologies.

Schedule an Appointment with an Orchestral String Expert

Schedule an Appointment with an Orchestral String Expert

An Elegant Shopping Experience

Tour the String Shoppe

The personal connection that a string player has with their instrument is a fine emotion. Touch, feel, resonation, even the overall aesthetics play a part in the experience.

To make the string shopping experience more elegant and personalized, we dedicated a special area of our Waukesha Store to our String Shoppe. Learn more about the String Shoppe as owner Chris White takes you on a tour in this video.

Stop in today and find Music for Life!