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V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd.

Calgary’s First Choice for
All Things Strings

Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass

Your Preferred Music Store in Calgary: Proudly Serving Musicians for Over 25 Years

V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd. is the largest full-service orchestral string instrument store in Calgary. Whether you are a beginner, an advancing student, or a professional musician, we're confident you'll find our store 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. Our shop is dedicated to providing outstanding service, expert repairs and restorations, and high-quality string instrument sales, rentals, and accessories. This level of commitment has earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau


All instruments in our Calgary shop are professionally set up, adjusted, and checked by the experienced musicians and luthiers on staff. We have an extensive range of student-level instruments as well as fine, older instruments for the advanced to professional players.


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 invite you to visit our Calgary music store!

Services We Provide


Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass Rentals

If you or your child are new to learning a string instrument and are not yet ready to commit to a purchase, you can rely on our rental services. We have a large inventory of violins, violas, cellos, and double basses available for rent, and if you decide to purchase ANY instrument while renting, up to 6 months' rental fees (and the $100 damage deposit) will be applied!

String Instrument Repairs and Restorations

When your orchestral string instruments need repair or restoration, you can trust the expertise of our qualified staff! Whether it is a simple or a complex repair, we are equipped with the knowledge and tools to restore your instrument to optimal condition. Bring your instrument to the shop for a complimentary evaluation, and we will be glad to offer our opinion and any recommendations.

String Instruments and Accessories

From beginners to intermediate students to professionals, everyone is welcome at our Calgary music shop! We have an extensive inventory of old and new orchestral string instruments for musicians at every level. We also stock quality musical accessories that you will need, from stands and chairs to musical books and cases.

Contact Us


Visit our music store in Calgary to browse and buy string instruments or inquire about our instruments online. Our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you if you need help finding the right string instrument, matching a bow, or selecting accessories.


Musical Donations To Third-World Countries

Tourists who are travelling to third-world countries and are 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!

Stay Up-to-Date


Watch this space for changes to our hours of operation, announcements, and useful information.
Don't forget to check out our Specials page!


We look forward to your visit!



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 at our music store in Calgary.


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

Repairs & Restorations

From bow repairs to major restorations, we do it all!

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Best in Calgary
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