Benning Violins - formerly known as Studio City Music - is a Los Angeles-area mainstay violin shop offering an extensive catalog of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows for sale crafted by old and modern masters.
We are a family-owned and operated store since 1953 and have a long tradition of expert service and meeting the needs of musicians, from the beginner to the professional.
We perform restorations and repairs on fine instruments and bows. We offer expert appraisals of instruments as well as consignment sales.
For three generations, the Benning family name has been synonymous with the making of fine, master-crafted violins, violas and cellos. Instruments crafted by Eric Benning are owned and played by a number of premier players, concert performers and recording artists.
Since the launch of our web site, we have grown into an International enterprise, shipping fine instruments and bows, accessories, as well as lesser-cost student outfits set up in our workshop, all over the world.
Benning Violins online store offers a wide range of violas from a number of different countries - from lesser-cost student violas to intermediate violas and advanced violas for the serious player. All violas are hand-crafted by reputable and esteemed violinmakers and are set up in our own storied workshop to our exacting specifications for optimal playability and tone.
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