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 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 instruments in our Calgary shop 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 Calgary string instrument shop!
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.
From beginners to intermediate students to professionals, everyone is welcome to 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.
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.