Contemporary instruments offer performers an exciting option in instrument choices.
Contemporary instruments of the highest quality can be much more affordable
than older instruments of similar quality. Contemporary violin makers
work to further the art of violin making and take great pride in continuing
a long tradition of the highest quality of craftsmanship. Each individual
instrument is a part of the process of cultivating and enriching violin
making today. For the performer, owning a contemporary instrument allows
the unique opportunity to mold an instrument with your own personality.
Having been in business for more than fifteen years, the Beckmann Violin
Shop has earned a national reputation as a shop of the highest
quality and integrity. We are a full service violin shop, taking
in catering to all levels of string players, from students to professionals.
The Beckmann Violin Shop staff strives to provide our customers with
the expertise to help choose the instrument which best suits their needs.
This guidance can make choosing the perfect instrument a rewarding experience.
Repair & Restoration
We are able to accomplish any necessary repair, from a minor problem
to a major restoration. Having years of repair and restoration
experience creates an environment where your instrument and bow
will receive the highest
quality care and service necessary to keep it in optimum playing
The Beckmann Violin Shop carries a wide range of the highest quality
student instruments and bows available. We carry violins, violas and
cellos by Snow, Eastman, Caligari and various other fine Chinese manufacturers.
We are the sole representative for Sophia Violins in the Kansas City
We carry violin, viola, and cello bows by a number of German
makers as well as the fine bows being made in Brazil today
by Arcos Brazil and others.
All instruments and bows are set up and adjusted on the premises
to ensure optimal playing condition.
We work with many fine small violin shops around the country to provide
our customers with a variety of choices of fine modern and antique
instruments and bows.
The Beckmann Violin Shop also has a rental program for fractional violins, violas, and cellos. More information can be found on the rentals page.