Pirastro Tonica violin strings are the popular synthetic core string similar to Thomastik Dominant strings.
They have a warmer tone in comparison.
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 instruments from a number of different countries - from lesser-cost student outfits 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. Can't find what you're looking for? Need expert advice? Please contact us.
We accept returns for up to 30 days from purchase date if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase.
We ensure that your order is expertly packed and quickly and safely delivered to you - Free of charge.
All new instruments are set up in our workshop to our exacting specifications for optimal playability and tone.
We always strive to provide top quality instruments and accessories at the lowest and most affordable prices.
Over 65 years as a family-owned business, we have mastered the art of friendly and personal customer service.
All violins, violas and cellos are hand-crafted by reputable and esteemed stringed instrument makers.