General Information

Local Stores and Rentals

Renting or Buying an Instrument

I recommend renting an instrument before you make a big investment to see if you even like playing the violin at all. If you are sure you want to play the violin, go ahead and buy one because it will be a cheaper investment than renting. To rent an instrument at any of the local stores, it will cost approximately $30 per month, plus an initial deposit.

Recommended Local Music Shops in Honolulu, HI

C K Violins
1888 Kalakaua Ave. C-308, Honolulu, HI   
Telephone: (808) 589-1188
Owner's Name: Nicholas Zou
Hours: After 1pm, or by appointment anytime.
For a google map, click here
Stringed instrument sales and rental, repairs, bow rehairs. Will ship to other areas.
Specializes in fine antique instruments but also has student level.

Global Music Supply
2758 S. King St. Ste. 102, Honolulu, HI 96816
Owner's Name: Adam Myers
Telephone: (808) 949-8863
For a google map, click here
Sales and rental of all orchestral instruments (strings, brass, wind), repairs. Will ship globally.

Music Center of Hawaii     

851 Pohukaina St. #F, Honolulu, HI 96813     
Telephone: (808) 596-8742 
For a google map, click here
Sheet music and accessories, sales and rentals of all orchestral instruments.

Students: If you are interested in purchasing an instrument, please come talk to me first. We will want to compare all violins in your price range from all recommended stores. Do not select a violin for its looks. It is the SOUND and fit that matters most.

If you intend to purchase an instrument or upgrade to a nicer one, please show it to me and have me try it out, or I will meet you at the violin shop. It is a big investment; remember that each instrument is different so we need to find the right fit for you or your child.