I have the great pleasure of being invited to play with Collegium Musicum, an Early Music ensemble at CGU in April (more details on the performance to follow shortly…). Well, to do so, I needed to purchase a set of gut strings for my Tommy – it would not suit the performance for my brilliant Evah Pirazzi‘s to sing out brighter than the rest of the ensemble’s more mellow gut strings!
Anyway, in my search for the Pirastro Chorda set (Medium gauge) – which my Baroque violin teacher specifically instructed me to purchase, to best accommodate the more modern set-up of my instrument – I first tried my usual search through Woodwind Brasswind‘s collection, but I could not find the specific sizes of Chorda that I needed. So, after some surfing on Google, I was delighted to stumble upon a Minnesota based shop – Quinn Violins. As you can see from the above links, their prices are the best I’ve seen so far! As an example, the only other site I found with these specific strings was Shar, and their pricing was $30 higher than Quinn’s!!!!
Needless to say, that encouraged me to try this shop out! And I’m very glad I did. They were very prompt in sending my strings out to me – I received them, nicely packaged, in only a few days. Though I hadn’t received confirmation that they had shipped, when I emailed to ask for confirmation, they sent a friendly and prompt response to let me know when I could expect them to arrive. I believe I’m going to try purchasing my regular Evah’s from them next! So, kudos to Quinn Violins; keep up the great work! 8)