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1611, 2017

2017 Holiday Hours

The holidays are quickly approaching and with them comes the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. We will be spending time with our family over Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a result we will be closed November 21-25 for Thanksgiving and from December 24 - January 2 for Christmas and to celebrate the [...]

311, 2017

Types of Bow Hair Available for Rehair

When rehairing a bow we offer six standard varieties of horse hair, each with a different shade and texture. We only use natural horse hair that is never bleached or treated with harsh chemicals. It is hand sorted for texture, thickness and length. Since color and texture is correlated, the smoother hairs are white [...]

1010, 2017

Posture Pegs for Cello

Some cellists feel restricted by the location of their C and G pegs while playing. The pegs can hit their head, pull hair and cause them to subconsciously lean their neck forward while playing. These frustrations often result in tension, discomfort and limited artistic expression. Ergonomic Posture Pegs have been developed to solve this problem. [...]

709, 2017

Hurricane Irma

Muni Strings will be closing on Friday, September 8th at Noon to prepare for Hurricane Irma. We will resume regular hours on Wednesday, September 13th at 10am. Please stay safe during this significant weather event. Click for Storm Updates

2008, 2017

First-Time (String) Parent Survival Guide

It is that time of year again. Time to start talking about back-to-school and all it entails. For parents of first-time string players this means entering a whole new sphere - the string world. Trying to navigate an entangling web of information and misinformation can be confusing and frustrating. This guide is meant to provide answers [...]

2106, 2017

Summer Schedule

Muni Strings will be closed June 27th - July 6th 2017 for summer break and workshop reorganizing. We will be open again on Friday, July 7th at 10am. Please e-mail us during our closure if you have any questions, concerns or issues that develop. We will contact you as soon as possible once we [...]

1306, 2017

Types of Figured Maple Used by Violin Makers

Although the vast majority of violins, violas and cellos are constructed using the same species of wood they can vary greatly in appearance. The tops are always made from spruce while the ribs, back and necks are almost always made from maple. While spruce maintains a similar look among different specimens, the figure in maple [...]

2005, 2017

Carbon Fiber Bows

For centuries wood bows have been used to play stringed instruments. Though many species have been used, pernambuco from the Pau-Brasil tree is king. The unique combination of strength and elasticity allows the bow to be strong and nimble enabling nuanced expressions by the player. Due to centuries of over harvesting, the Pau-Brasil [...]

803, 2017

Muni Strings gets a new look!

This is the official blog for Muni Strings.  We are excited to announce that our website has been re-designed.  The new site is more responsive and mobile-friendly. Please browse our site or call us to learn more about our services.