1 East Diamond Ave. Ste F Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301.330.2606

About 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. We also offer a full line of violin family accessories and the most requested sheet music.


Our friendly, professionally-trained repair staff are also musicians 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, great sounding instruments, bows, accessories, and dependable 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.

Our Mission


Our mission is to offer useful and truthful information about violins, violin care, and maintenance, to offer honest and fair estimates, and to provide quality products and services so our customers can feel confident about their purchases. We are dedicated to providing courteous and informative service to players of all levels. While there are many violin-related products available on the market, we pride ourselves in offering dependable products and the best prices for those products.

Why to Choose Lashof Violins


  • We specialize in violins, violas, cellos and their bows and understand the craft from all aspects--making, playing, repairing, and teaching. All our sales staff are players and are trained instrument repair technicians with countless hours behind the bench and extensive experience in the violin business.
  • All our dedicated staff are salaried employees so no commissions or sale-related bonuses are paid - our interests lie solely in helping you find the best instrument to meet your needs.
  • We stock a large selection of new and vintage instruments and bows--ranging from beginner to advanced student and professional levels. We stock instruments based on quality and dependability.
  • Instruments and bows are available for a free, no-obligation trial period. Credit Card required for trial; available to local customers only.
  • We do not sell instruments over the Internet.We are in the business of selling musical instruments and believe an instrument should be played before you pay! We want customers to look, listen, and hold an instrument before making such an important decision.
  • Lashof Violins carries a wide selection of Composite Bows--Graphite, Carbon fiber, and Pernambuco/Carbon Fiber Hybrid. We feel strongly about supporting this new, high-quality innovation since the Pernambuco wood used for fine bows is now an endangered species. Composite bows are available to ship for prepaid-trial anywhere within the continental US.
  • Up to 100% trade-in value makes it easy for students to advance (less any devaluation due to wear; available only on instruments still in a resalable condition).
  • Next-day bow rehairing on bows received before 5 pm) and a free "loaner" bow available while your bow is being rehaired. (Loaner bows kept more than 10 days past the rehair completion are subject to a rehairing/restocking fee. Lashof Violins reserves the right to refuse this option at any time; "loaners" are subject to availability.)
  • The most consumer-friendly rental purchase program around. Be an educated consumer--find out what questions to ask before you rent.
  • Easy directions, free parking, no appointment necessary to make purchases or for simple adjustments like string changes and soundpost setting.
  • An excellent Warranty on all instrument and bow purchases.
  • The beginner’s needs are always treated as seriously as those of the advanced player.
  • We have an excellent selection of the most requested music titles in stock, with all our collections of works cross-referenced by piece, title, and composer.
  • Your property is fully insured while in our possession and will never leave the premises because we do all repairs on-site.