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Welcome to John R. Waddle Violins.



John R. Waddle  Luthier: violin, viola, & cello maker and dealer-

For over 30 years we have provided the twin cities and the upper midwest with the finest in violins, violas, cellos and bows.  We carry a broad selection of strings, cases, and accessories to serve the needs of professional musicians and beginners alike.   Our repair and restoration department can handle any service your instrument may need.  From a new bridge or an annual cleaning,  to the complete restoration of a catastrophicly damaged instrument.

We have an extensive collection of the finest examples of the luthiers craft.   Each of our instruments has been hand picked by John R. Waddle personally..  We offer select violins, violas cellos, and bows from around the world, with an emphasis on hand made instruments by contemporary and past makers.  Including the largest collection by Minnesota makers in the country.

Whether you are looking for your first violin, or the instrument of your musical dreams we have the selection and experience that a serious musician demands.



John R. Waddle Violins, Inc.

2032 St. Clair Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota.  

(651) 698-4692

For best service hours are by appointment. 

To make an appointment, please call Phone # 651-698-4692
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John R. Waddle






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