V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd.

Calgary’s First Choice for
All Things Strings

Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass

Proudly Serving Calgary’s Musicians for over 25 Years

V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd. is the largest full-service orchestral string instrument shop in Calgary. Whether you are a beginner, an advancing student, or a professional musician, we're confident you'll find our violin shop inviting, our shelves well-stocked, and our staff extremely knowledgeable.

Since our humble beginnings in a backyard garage, V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd. has been committed to not only meeting, but surpassing, our customers' expectations. This level of commitment has earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau

All our instruments are professionally set-up, adjusted, and checked by the musicians and technicians on staff. In addition to our extensive line of student-level instruments, we also acquire and restore fine, older instruments for the advanced to professional player.

Our commitment to musical excellence in our community and abroad has resulted in an outstanding reputation for friendly, professional service. We would like to thank all of our long-time customers for their support over the past 25 years, and if you have never been to V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd., we look forward to having you visit our shop!

Musical Donations to Third-World Countries

Tourists who are travelling to third-world countries and willing to take musical donations (strings, repair parts, accessories, etc.) with them in their luggage, please contact our shop as we have many items to pass along to musicians in need.

Thank you!

We are open Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are closed on Sundays and all statutory holidays.

For the upcoming holiday weekend, our hours are: 

Good Friday, March 30: CLOSED 

Saturday, March 31: CLOSED

Easter Monday, April 2: CLOSED 

We wish all our customers and staff a wonderful Easter long weekend!


Perfect your sound with the right investment

Trade-In Policy

Upgrade your current instrument by using it as a trade-in towards a new one


We carry a wide range of accessories to enhance your playing experience

Repairs & Restorations

From bow re-hairs to major restorations, we do it all!

V. A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd.

Bay 4, 6325 – 11 Street SE

Calgary, AB T2H 2L6


Toll free



Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Sat 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

We are closed on Sundays and all statutory holidays.

We’d love to hear from you!

Please Note: Due to technical difficulties, we did not receive customer comments and questions between May and November 2017. If you attempted to contact us and did not receive a response, please complete and submit another form, or contact us directly at 403-640-3773. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience!

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