1379 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone: (321) 725-4904
TollFree: (866) 284-6546
Atlantic Strings Violin Shop
Atlantic Strings Inc
We previously purchased a violin from Atlantic Strings for our grandson, and recently traded it in on a more expensive one. This is one of the most incredible companies that I have ever encountered! Mr. Gatchell seems to truly care about the customers, and has “gone the extra mile” for us on numerous occasions. Each time we visit this store, whether for service or purchases, we leave more impressed than the time before! I cannot express enough praise for Atlantic Strings. The people are caring, knowledgeable, informative, and skilled in their work. Mr. Gatchell and his team have taken much time to help us and provide valuable information on the subject of violins.
I purchased this for my 12 year old daughter who has been playing violin for two years. The staff at Atlantic Strings were excellent, they played each instrument we were interested in for us. At first, I had selected the Stefan Petrov Workshop Model of this instrument (due to cost and an ongoing sale) and placed an order for the next day (middle school gives you almost no time to get an instrument, we had two business days notice). Unfortunately, the workshop model and the bow I selected for it were both "extremely" back-ordered. As a result the owner, Allen, became involved and he was amazing. He truly cared and didn't want my daughter to lose quality because of the manufacture being back-ordered (something completely outside his control). He helped ensure the prices for a standard Stefan Petrov violin instead of the workshop model and an upgraded H. Lugar VPB40 Bow were within our budget. In addition, he upgraded the strings on the violin as well to ensure a high quality sound and provided a bundle discount for also purchasing a new case, shoulder rest, and upgraded rosen. My daughter has been using this violin for about two months now. She loves it and I love listening to it. Even the mistakes she makes while practicing sound beautiful. I definitely recommend this violin if you are looking for a superior quality, "step-up" instrument. But more importantly, I recommend this store and especially Allen the owner - who truly cares for his customers and as a result has made a customer for life.
Not very neat work. My instruments peg box was sent home full of shavings and damaged strings not to mention the chip from the bottom of my brand new fiber glass case. I am not talking a mild scuff but chunks missing the size of my pinky nail. Also when they closed the case instead of lining up the top and bottom lid they just forced it shut and forced the locks closed. When I got home I notice that now the end of the case bows out from the forcing. Last time I will give them my business.