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Fine Instruments Crafted by Eric Benning Now Available for Examination and Trial.
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Benning Violins has a long tradition of expert service and meeting the needs of collectors and the most discerning musicians - from the beginner to professional - since 1953.
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INSTRUMENTS RENOWNED FOR THEIR

Since the early 20th century, the Benning family name has been synonymous with the old world craft of making fine, master-crafted violins, violas and cellos.
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ITALIAN MODELING. LUSTROUS VARNISH. POWERFUL TONE.

Finely-crafted Pressenda, Bergonzi, Balestrieri, Guarneri and Stradivari-model violins by Eric Benning.
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Benning Violins offers the most extensive collection on the West Coast of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows crafted by modern and old-world masters
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Finding Bespoke:
"The Violinmaker"

Director, cinematographer and filmmaker Michael Bernard released an original short film chronicling the story of the Bennings, the family of distinguished violinmakers.

Contact Us Instrument Catalog

A selection from our catalog of notable violins, violas, cellos and bows

Featured Instruments

200+ YEAR-OLD CELLO IN NEAR MINT CONDITION1816 Cello crafted by Raffaele and Antonio Gagliano

Available for Examination and Trial

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An Exceptional Example of Sartory's Finest Bows1920's Eugene Sartory Violin Bow

Available for Examination and Trial

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A GORGEOUS, CLEAR, VIBRANT AND ROBUST CELLO1894 Cello, St. Cecile model. Ex ‘Mark-Tanner’

Available for Examination and Trial

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A Powerful, Warm Soloistic Instrument2017 Amati-model Viola crafted by Eric Benning

Available for Examination and Trial

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Rich and Powerful with Flawless Workmanship1854 Cello crafted by Georges Chanot

Available for Examination and Trial

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Through our skill, artistry and expertise we provide the highest quality services to players of all levels.

We are a full service Violin Shop

Appraisals

We draw on our 60 years of experience to perform expert appraisals of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows.

Commissions

Eric Benning accepts commissioned work to craft individualized violins, violas and cellos by request.

Consignments

We accept consignments of fine violins, violas, cellos and bows to place before our international clientele.

Restorations

Expert restoration and repair of violins, violas, cellos and bows have long been a staple of our studio.

Fine violins, violas and cellos crafted by Eric Benning are played by a number of premier players, concert performers and recording artists.

Players of Benning-Crafted Instruments

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HOURS

Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday and Monday: Closed

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Society of Violin and Bow Makers
  • American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers
  • Deutscher Geigenbauer Verband

 

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