Violin, Viola, and Cello Sales & Services for Maryland & the Washington, D.C. Area

Welcome to Lashof Violins

Located in Old Towne Gaithersburg, Maryland, Lashof Violins offers rentals, sales, and on-site repair and restoration for violins, violas, cellos and their bows. Lashof Violins also offers a full line of violin family accessories and the most requested sheet music.

Lashof Violins offers a friendly, professionally-trained repair staff who have numerous hours behind the workbench and the music stand. As players, the staff understands the importance of a properly-functioning instrument or bow and the need for affordable instruments, bows, accessories, and repairs.

Whether you are an advancing player, the parent of a beginning student, or a professional musician, Lashof Violins' staff will be happy to answer questions in a friendly, respectful, and honest manner. Most importantly, Lashof Violins offers reliability by providing quality products and services for students and players of all ages.

The professionalism of the staff is high and very helpful. They are balanced and thoughtful in helping both the adults and the kids in understanding how to determine the right fit, equipment and instrument from the beginning and over time. Patient with questions; helpful with options and tips, the experience for us has been great! Douglas T. Read more testimonials from our happy customers


Featured Work

Lashof Violins from Paul Bothwell on Vimeo.

Lashof Violins is honored to share a short documentary featuring Genevieve, one of the fine luthiers here at our store. A huge thank you to Paul Bothwell who took a special interest in craftsmen and contacted us to work with him on this project. And a special thank you to Fred Lieder who provided the fantastic supporting music which set an amazing tone to the whole piece.

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Visit our blog to pick up care and maintenance tips, learn a little bit about your instrument, and see featured products!

Lashof Violins is happy to regularly fund, donate to, and work with a number of local and national organizations including:

The Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra

The Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra

The Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra

The National Philharmonic Summer String Institutes

The Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (Lashof Violins donated thousands of dollars in repairs and instruments sent out to students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.)

The Suzuki Organization of the Greater Washington Area

The funds donated are used to keep these organizations operating and also to help deserving students defray tuition expenses.







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