The Potter Violin Co., Bethesda, MD

Welcome to Our Fine Instruments Department!

Please note that we will be closing our Bethesda Shop at 3:00pm on July 3rd and will be closed on July 4th. We wish you a safe and happy Independence Day!

The Cremona Consortium is Coming!

The Potter Violin Company, in partnership with the Washington Conservatory, is proud to announce an exclusive East Coast showing of violins, violas, and cellos from the Cremona Consortium.

From August 23 to September 13, over 100 of the finest modern Italian violins, violas and cellos made by luthiers who are members of the Cremona Consortium will be on display at our store.  Please visit our Cremona Consortium page for more details on this show and the showcase recital and reception on September 13th.

When string players achieve the level of artistry that demands the very best instruments and bows, we are here to offer the finest instruments by renowned modern makers as well as rare and antique American, French, English and Italian Instruments.

Matching a highly-skilled musician to the right instrument or bow is an art form. Our experienced fine instrument consultants work closely with each client in order to find the instrument and/or bow to best fit their specific needs and playing styles.

Recent and Featured Acquisitions

If you plan to purchase one of our fine instruments, please note that they are available for viewing by appointment only. (No appointment is necessary to rent an instrument. Rentals are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Please call us at 301-652-7070 to speak with one of our Fine Instrument Consultants. To contact us by email, please click here.

Order your rental instrument online now!

Store hours: Tuesday thru Friday 10am to 6pm EST; Saturday 9:30am to 4pm EST. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Please call ahead if you plan to purchase an instrument so that we may better serve you.

Convenient public parking is available in MC Parking Lot 10B directly across the street from the Highland Avenue Shop. Metered parking is in effect Monday through Friday. Parking is FREE on Saturdays.

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