In my opinion, buying online is similar to buying in person in that you want to work with a shop and people that specialize in selling violins. Too often I see people buy violins from shops that specialize in band instruments or woodwinds, and most of the time these shops will not be as effective in selling high quality violins. Customer service is very important, and I try very hard to keep a level of personality to what I offer and how I promote it. Just drop-shipping a violin from China is going to create a bad experience for a customer, while personally hand picking a violin, personally setting it up and caring about each and every one of the customers that either walks through your door of your shop (or website) goes a long way especially in the business of selling violins (in my opinion).
What makes Superior Violins unique is that we are very personal with not just selling, but also helping people learn. Most of my day consists of helping people improve on the violin, which is different than what most shops focus on. I enjoy teaching violin, and wanting my students to have a quality instrument has honestly been a part of what I do since day one of teaching my very first student.
Hope you’ll consider us when the time is right! http://www.superiorviolins.com