We drove all around the metro Atlanta looking for a viola in the $2000-$5000 price range and we have to say that Atlanta by far, for this price range, had the best quality of instruments. We were able to find an instrument that sounded so much more expensive than its $2500 (we tested more expensive ones in other shops and nothing compared to this instrument) price tag. But the best part about the experience was their customer service. Martha is a gem and helped us tremendously in narrowing down the instruments. She was there every step of the process and we can't say that with some of the other shops in the metro area (and we were at most of them). I can't say enough good things about this shop. Great experience!
Area Alpharetta, GA
Cost $1,000 - $2,999
Date January 2016
Posted: 3/28/2016 • Link to this review
I brought in my son's violin for a repair, and they were able to repair on the spot and for a very reasonable price. You can tell from chatting with them that they are very competent in dealing with stringed instruments, and I'll certainly be going to them for any future repair or rental / purchase needs.
Posted: 1/21/2015 • Link to this review
I have two children that play strings. Both have moved through very basic instruments to just recently quality crafted instrument. I am extremely ignorant about music and specifically strings. All of the staff are extremely helpful. The rental costs are very reasonable and competitive especially when about 70 percent of the rental each month goes toward a future purchase. We just rented a cello that had a bow that broke within the first week, they did not have a wooden bow to replace it so they provided a high end bow which I am sure cost them above normal upkeep. And to emphasize my support I drive from Mid-town to Roswell.
Posted: 1/19/2011 • Link to this review
I just saw this review- I remember the lady. I will not go into the details, but would just say do not judge our shop on this review. People can say whatever thay want on the internet- true or false. We have een in business for 17 years (30 counting my other business). Were I as the person says, I really don't think I would sill be there. And by the way, people really cannot learn to play on an instrument such as the lady had. And she thought that $35 was way to much to pay for a bow. Enough said.
Posted: 6/15/2010 • Link to this review
I went to Atlanta Violins today and was told my daughter will NEVER learn to play with a $45 violin. Bill McClain, the owner, who "helped" me was rude and arrogant. Isn't it better that my daughter learns to play on something instead of nothing? Didn't Pele' learn to play soccer with a sock stuffed with newspaper instead of a proper soccer ball? I will never step foot in Atlanta Violins again, instead I will stick with Stephanie B. Voss. She is knowledgeable and kind.
Posted: 1/28/2009 • Last edited: 8/14/2015 • Link to this review