About Benning Violins

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.

(818) 762-1374
Los Angeles, California, USA

New Instruments

Benning Violins online store offers a wide range of instruments from a number of different countries - from lesser-cost student outfits to to those for intermediate and advanced players. All violins, violas and cellos are hand-crafted by reputable and esteemed makers and are set up in our own storied workshop to our exacting specifications for optimal playability and tone.

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Otto Model 158 Violin Outfit

Otto Model 158 Violin Outfit

SKU: 158

This instrument offers high quality commitment to Old World craftsmanship at even the student level.

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This instrument offers high quality commitment to Old World craftsmanship at even the student level.

Hand-carved with ebony fittings; wooden bow and arrow shaped case included. Unlike many of the bigger shops that sell these violins with a "factory" set-up, we personally set-up each instrument with the finest pegs, tailpiece, Dominant strings, French Aubert bridge and select sound post material professionally adjusted to ensure superb tone and playability.