The Violin House of Weaver
4706 Highland Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814


Tues-Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 8am – 12pm (by appt only)
Mon/Sun: Closed


Phone: (301) 654-2239
Fax: (301) 654-2287
No email available

Weaver and son working on violins

A brief story about Weavers Violins

The Violin House of Weaver has four generations of Weaver, with years of undeniable evidence of our sustaining power in making available fine instruments to musicians since 1898. Our family strives to provide musicians with the best sounding instruments possible at the most reasonable prices. Whether these instruments were made in Italy 300 years ago or last month in Germany, we strive to provide the best value to the musician who has reached a point where playing for fun becomes a way of life.

We have also supported violin shops all over the country with instruments that sound and play beautifully. We have a full line of unique offerings from 100 year old Germans to modern reproductions of Guarneri Del Gesu. If your shop is interested in our offerings, including extended warranty periods on every instrument, please contact us.

William Weaver, along with his wife Evy, his two daughters Heather and Kristi, know instruments in a very intrinsic way and look forward to helping you in your search for the perfect match.

violin strings

service for vendors

The Violin House of Weaver offers a wide variety of instruments available at wholesale pricing for violin shops. Great old Germans restored here at Weaver’s are perfect for the more advanced student or someone searching for a unique instrument. We have exciting new lines of instruments from Japan, Romania and Germany that will cover all of your needs whether your customer be a novice or an experienced player.

These are the successors of the famous “Rudolph Doetsch” created by Bill Weaver in the early 80’s, and are noteworthy in sound, color and quality. We understand fully that unsold merchandise is a financial drain on your business. Please feel free to send back any instrument that hasn’t sold and we will happily send you any combination of instruments of like value to replace it. Just include a note. You can never lose money dealing with Weavers. You have 100% guarantee on any instrument you buy.

Fine Old French and Modern Italian Instruments
Weavers Violins has an exceptional selection of French instruments, which includes makers like Mougenot, the Collin-Mezin family, Apparut, Deblaye, Dieudonne, Darte, Blondelet, Laberte-Humbert and of course J. Thibouville-Lamy. All instruments are in excellent condition and come with French certificates. We also carry instruments by the finest modern Italian makers and their workshops. These instruments are only available to dealers.

Violins to the trade:
Martin Beck (Romania), (Darche Bros. Belgium), Jurgen Klier (Germany), Claudiu Baltazar (Romania), Hiroshi Kono (Japan), old Germans restored and new Italians with our varnish & maker certificate – Perma & Cremona. Also modern Italians from with original certs at wholesale prices

Cellos to the trade:
High-end Chinese, Martin Beck goffriller copies (Romania), Michael Gerlach, Domenico Gabrielli replicas (Italy), Jurgen Klier Strad models(Germany), Johann Edler Testore model (Germany), Lothar Semmlinger replicas (Germany), Johan Koberling of Germany and many 100 year old cellos fully restored. New from Prague Karvina cellos with poplar back and sides-warm and powerful.

Violas to the trade:
Martin Beck (Romania), Darche Brothers -Belgium), Jurgen Klier (Germany), Gunther Prager (European), Otto Erdesz replicas finished inside and out here, Sean Peak (Chicago) Stanley Kiernoziak (Chicago) and Tetsuo Matsuda (Chicago)as well as many old French and Germans at wholesale. New from Prague -Josef Bakos violas with poplar back and sides-warm and powerful.

We ask that all orders received be paid within 30 days. Any unsold items may be returned for 100% trade-in value.

musician playing the violin

service for musicians

Our ever changing collection includes an impressive mix of new and old. We offer instruments from some of Italy’s most well known makers of today, including Laura Vigato and Stefano Conia, as well as those made by some of the all time greats such as Vuillaume and Guarneri. There is also an ample selection of old French and Italian violins, violas and cellos. If you’re a player and want to see something that is not available at your local luthier, please give us a call and we will make sure it will be!