Our Violin Shop in St. Petersburg, FL
In 2017, Ron Sachs relocated his family to St. Petersburg, FL, and shortly thereafter started a violin shop located in the city on 5th Avenue. The original operation of the shop only included the repair and restoration of stringed instruments, but soon enough expanded with more retail space as a full-fledged sales and production operation for violin repair and other stringed instrument repairs. Some the best restoration specialists in the industry work at our St. Petersburg, FL location today.
Our team in St. Petersburg has the skill and expertise to produce the high quality repair, enhancement, upgrade, and restoration work you need for your instruments. We apply premier quality materials to ensure lasting results. All purchased or rented instruments from us 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 instrument for sale, string bass for sale, and other services and products to meet your violin and string instrument needs.
Our Talented Violin Repair and Restoration Team
David Sayers first worked in a violin store with the well-known John Ferwerda. David is the son of a New Zealand cabinet maker and a trained cellist. In Australia, he studied violin repair and in that nation he worked for many years and opened up his own shop. In pursuit of learning more about the repair and restoration process of fine stringed instruments, David took a sabbatical in 1987 to tour Europe and America. During this tour, he ended up apprenticing under some of the premier luthiers in New York City.
From 1990 to 1995, David worked for Jacques Francais Rare Violins. He relocated to Atlanta after retiring from the business to pursue a new venture as a wood sculptor. In order to help finance this new career, he started working with Ron Sachs part time. As he did, his passion for string instrument restoration reemerged. Now, David serves as Ron’s full time repair and restoration specialist at the St. Petersburg shop.
For more than 20 years, Josue Pineda, originally from Honduras, has applied his craft of repairing and restoring string instruments. 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. There he struggled in the stringed instrument restoration and repair business. After receiving some advice from members of his family who lived in Gwinnett County, he contacted Ron and asked for a position with him. Ron funded his relocation and since that time Josue has been working with Ron and his talented team.
Our team can handle some of the most challenging restoration jobs. In addition, we also setup finer instruments from 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, look no further than our team at Ronald Sachs Violins in St. Petersburg, Fl. For more information about the stringed instrument products and services we offer at our violin and cello store, give us a call today at 844.789.6909 or send us a message through our contact form.