RSV St. Petersburg, FL

4155 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
By Appointment ONLY

Our Violin Shop in St. Petersburg, FL

In 2017, Ron Sachs relocated his family to St. Petersburg, FL, and started a violin shop on 5th Avenue. The shop originally only offered repair and restoration services for stringed instruments, but later expanded to include more retail space as a full-fledged sales and production operation as well. Some of the best Luthiers and restoration specialists in the industry work at our St. Petersburg, FL location today.

Our team in St. Petersburg has the skill and expertise needed to provide the high quality repair and restoration work. We utilize premier quality materials to ensure lasting results. All of our purchased or rented instruments include a 100% trade-in value benefit to be used toward any instrument upgrade or modifications to a rental instrument at no cost.

Our shop provides violin rental, violin restoration, bass restoration, violin bows, violin strings, viola instruments for sale, string basses for sale, and other services and products to meet your string instrument needs.

Our Talented Violin Repair and Restoration Team

For more than 20 years, Josue Pineda has applied his craft of repairing and restoring string instruments. Josue learned his trade under the co-founder of the Chicago School of Violin Making, Tfchu Ho Lee. Subsequent to his education, he went back home to Honduras, where he struggled in the stringed instrument restoration and repair business. After receiving some advice from his family who lived in Gwinnett County, he contacted Ron and asked for a position with him. Ron funded his relocation and Josue has been working with Ron and his talented team since that time.

Our team of Luthiers handle some of the most challenging restoration jobs. In addition, we also set up fine instruments for musicians in our St. Petersburg location and serve the education systems in the Greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area.

For violin restoration, violins for sale, and other stringed instrument needs, choose our team at Ronald Sachs Violins in St. Petersburg, FL. For more information about the stringed instrument products and services available at our violin and cello store, give us a call today at (727) 914-8212 or send us a message through our contact form.

Why Customers Choose Us

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Melissa Gilson
Excellent for new students who need a payment plan. Makes violin affordable for us single parents. They also suggested an amazing tutor. Thank you
J M Callahan
Ron and James saves the day for us! We were on vacation from out of state and found that an audition video for my high school student needed to be redone. After explaining the situation to James, who was wonderfully understanding and quick to reach Ron, we were able to get the recording done with a great quality violin. We...
Jet Blossom
I've had several positive exchanges with Ron Sachs, and my musician friends have told me the same. He seems to be doing what he was born to do. Here are a couple of my recent experiences at his St. Pete, FL shop: Bow trade-in/purchase: I made a trade-in of my old bow and bought a new bow from him this...
Johnny D
I had a total restoration done on my Mandelli Italian Bass. The instrument was battle damaged over the last 100 years with many repairs upon repairs. It took a long time especially because of the pandemic. The bass is now beautiful and the sound even more so. I would highly recommend Ronald Sachs and his very experienced staff including David...
Andrew Gordon
Stopped in to get my daughters violin fixed and Ronald was really awesome. The store was busy for the morning and Ronald handled everyone super courtesy and friendly. Got to me within minutes of waiting and fixed the violin with ease. Really appreciate it. What a cool store btw. Go check them out.
Chad Bayes
Our daughter is just starting on the violin and our instructor recommended Mr. Sachs. We couldn't be happier with the experience. He advised us on the size she needed, as well as the violin that would work best to start. His rent to own plan is more than fair & our instructor was impressed with the instrument Mr. Sachs sent...
Casey Nixon
Very professional. Very knowledgeable. Attentive. Great workmanship. Very Friendly. We received a vintage violin as a gift and Ron Sachs came highly recommended for an appraisal and any necessary repairs. We began correspondence with Ron via email and he was very attentive and quick to respond. We sent pictures and Ron responded in a timely fashion. Because of the rarity...
Jeannine Cavaliere
I am a professional cellist from South Florida and I recently purchased a world class Personal Model Cello made by Gary Garavaglia from Ron. What a beautiful instrument!! Not only is it gorgeous but the sound is beyond compare 🎶 It is my soul’s voice… I love my cello!!! Ron gave me a terrific trade in price on my existing...
Little Miss Sunshine
At Ron Sachs’s violin shop in St Petersburg,Fl, the luthiers Ron, David, and Josue have worked on some of the finest instruments in the world. They bring their million dollar expertise to any instrument they work on bringing sound and beauty. Whether it’s a beginner instrument or fine collectible instrument, these luthiers provide the same attention and detail to quality...
David Chase
Brought in a used violin, and was given first class service on the spot to bring it up to player's condition with 7 or 8 repairs, and a full setup, within about an hour.
rachel P
Beautiful place with a huge selection. The owner Ronald and his assistant Chris were both so friendly and very helpful as I am just learning how to play and came in for a violin rental. They didn't have their typical rentals available but rented me a very high quality violin off their show room floor. I found this very considerate...
Mark Cavitt
Ron took my cello to a new level of performance with his recommendations and those of my cello instructor, Fred Gratta. I am very pleased with Ron's attentiveness to detail, response to requests, competitive price matching on components and ancillaries, and timeliness. Thank you Ron and welcome to St. Petersburg.
Charlotte Vaughn
I've been a fan of Ron's instruments for several decades and I'm thrilled to find that he's opening the shop full time just in time for my relocation to Florida. Looking forward to being a regular here!
Katie Taylor
I am so glad I found Ronald Sachs!!! I was hesitant on bringing my violin in thinking I would be pressured to buy a new one or make very expensive upgrades when really all I wanted was new strings put on and to have him look it over for possible maintenance. Ron was able to take a quick look at...
Cori Lint
I'm thrilled at the work Ron did on my cello. He recommended some repairs and new parts (nut, bridge, resurface fingerboard) that I knew I needed. I was on the fence about his additional recommendation which was a rather major structural repair, but I went for it and could not be happier that I did. It opened up potential in...
Cathy Stevens
Beautifully detailed work on my instrument. Easily cooperated with me to get the repairs done around my trip to St Petersburg. Could not have been more pleased. So happy to find a luthier of this quality.
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