Our Services

Amati Violin Ship, Inc. is proud to offer a fine selection of instruments and bows for your approval.

  • Fractional size instruments and bows
  • Student to advanced instruments and bows
  • Advancing instruments and bows
  • Professional quality instruments and bows
  • Instruments for the discriminating collector

We invite you examine the instruments and bows currently being offered by us.


Amati Violin Shop, Inc. provides the highest quality in repairs and restorations.

We have an extensive knowledge of instruments, repair and restoration techniques, assessing tonal quality, and the set up and adjusting of string instruments.

Some of our clients include members of the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet and Opera Orchestras, Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Cleveland, Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestras, professors from Rice University Shepherd School of Music, University of Houston, University of Texas, LSU, and many of the top private educators in the country rely on our services.

Amati Violin Shop, Inc. offers verbal and insurance appraisals on instruments and bows. An appointment is required for all evaluations.

Appraisal fees are:
Verbal Appraisal: $45.00
Written Appraisal: $85.00
Updated Appraisal: $45.00

Strings: We carry a great selection of strings for violin, viola, cello and bass from Thomastik-Infeld, Pirastro, Larsen, Jargar, D’Addario and more.

Accessories: Rosin, Chinrests, Shoulder Rests, Mutes, Wolf Eliminators, and other Accessories can be found here from brands like Kin, Wolf, Melos, Mach 1. Pops, and Wittner.

Cases: We sell most of the top brands in cases like Ban, Gewa, Bobelock, Negri, Concord and many more.

Amati Violin Shop, Inc. has a variety of high quality rental instruments available for students.

  • Month to month rental contracts
  • Trade-in/ upgrade anytime
  • Insurance included
  • May apply rental credit towards the purchase of a new instrument