I first met Juan when he was traveling from Los Angeles 1-2 time a month to donate his time to repair instruments and bows for a non-profit organization FAYM to help underprivileged kids learn violin, viola, & cello. He was paying his own gas and not even charging for mater...moreials. Then I discovered that he learned is craft from Robert Cauer and worked in that shop for about 24 years. I was really impressed. We are lucky that he finally moved here and is available full time. Another LA violin maker confided in me that Juan is among the 10 best in the world at varnish restoration. Juan has done a number of restorations and repairs for me over the last several years and his work is both impeccable and very reasonably priced. We owned a expensive old French violin that dried out in this desert climate and cracked all the way to the sound post. Before meeting Juan I had a different experienced Luthier do the repair. I showed the violin to Peter Prier in SLC who was interested in selling it. He said that the violin would sell for $12-15,000, however, he couldn't sell it because the repair was done incorrectly and he didn't know anyone that would tackle the job after it had been botched. Juan agreed to fix it and did a masterful job on the repair and was very reasonable on the cost. I was then able to sell the violin. Another great service is that Juan is willing to make adjustments to an instrument while you play it to make sure you get exactly the sound you are looking for. I don't believe any other Las Vegas shop will do this. Juan Soto also has instrument rentals and sales and has some extraordinary violins on hand for sale as well as some fine bows. I trust him completely.view less
361 Gondola WayHenderson, NV 89074
I bought a guitar here last year and it is still as good as new! Great quality instruments that fit your budget. Come visit them if you are a music lover.
the same great service as you expect from SIR.