Welcome to Fein Violins

Violins    Violas   Cellos   Bows



Andy Fein 

Luthier - ANDY  FEIN -  Restorer 

 Makers of Handcrafted Instruments Modeled after Stradivarius

Thank you for choosing Fein Violins, the worldwide home of Fine Violins, Violas, and Cellos. With well over a million visitors, FineViolins.com is a premier destination for people searching for a fine stringed instrument. If you are searching for a new handcrafted violin, viola, or cello, we can make it an easy and enjoyable experience!  Our staff of professional string players can provide you with valuable advice and insight, and our spacious studio provides a private area to try instruments for as long as you like. We have violins, violas and cellos suitable for every level of playing - professional, beginner and anywhere in between!  

      You have 10 full days after you receive your instrument to play it, evaluate it, and fall in love with it. If, for any reason, you don't love your new instrument, we offer a free exchange or a full refund, and free return shipping.

FREE SHIPPING within the contiguous 48 United States.

Additional shipping fees will apply to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and any international destination.

We ship instruments all over the world!

Please contact us for a shipping quote.

 Purchasing an instrument as a gift? Your 10-day trial period can start when the player receives the instrument.


1850 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105



Call us at (651)-228-0783 -or- (800)-347-9172




10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 




We will be closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30), and we will reopen again on Tuesday, May 31st at 10 am  


     A Personal Message From Andy Fein:

    Before launching Fein Violins in 1982, I worked and trained with some of the finest makers and restorers all over the world.I served my apprenticeship at the Chicago School of Violin Making, studied instrument and bow identification with Kenneth Warren, Sr., and completed a B.A.(Cum Laude) in Music from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. I continue to study instruments, particularly the instruments of Antonius Stradivarius and his predecessors, at the National Music Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, with master violin maker Amnon Weinstein in Tel Aviv, and with esteemed colleagues and conservators from around the world.

    Despite all the activity on our website, we are still a small business with a personal approach to every instrument and every customer. Before an instrument is ready to leave our shop, it is set up and finished by me, played by one of the professional musicians on staff, and checked and adjusted for tone quality. Then we ship your instrument directly to you, set up and ready to play as soon as you open the case! 

    While we are dedicated to bringing you the best possible instrument to suit your needs, we are also dedicated to the environment. Our shop is powered by wind through Excel Energy's Windsource program. We also make a point to recycle, to use LED light bulbs, and to conserve energy and resources whenever possible.

    Friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our blogs, watch us on YouTube.  When you read our instrument reviews, you will discover that our clients are not just customers. We're interested in supporting your musical endeavors by providing quality instruments at reasonable prices. I'm proud of my shop and the excellent customer service provided by my staff of string players. We take great pride in what we do!

    Andy Fein