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.
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
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!