Jan Hampton Violins Jan Hampton Violins

Getting Started


Playing an orchestral instrument can be the most rewarding activity in the world. It is also a challenging endeavor. That is why it is vital to get your instrument from a qualified violin shop. Any experienced player or teacher will tell you the proper set-up of the instrument is essential for a student’s success.

“Set-up” refers to the proper fitting of pegs, the proper height and shape of the bridge so the strings are not too high or too low, and the proper placement of the soundpost for maximum tone production. If these specifications are not exact, playing can be frustrating and discouraging. Every instrument in our shop, rentals as well as instruments for sale, has been inspected and adjusted to meet our strict standards for sound and ease of playing.