Violin Sales, Repair, and Lessons

We carry new and vintage stringed instruments.

Specialists in Violin Sales and Service

Welcome to TC Violin Company, a full-service violin shop in Traverse City, Michigan. We specialize in new and vintage instruments for professionals and students alike. Our team of experts provides top-notch repair, restoration, and adjustment services for violins, violas, cellos, basses, and bows to ensure that your instrument is in optimal playing condition.

At TC Violin Co, our goal is to be your partner on your musical journey. We provide credible and reliable services to meet your musical needs, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned musician. We understand that we’re all navigating through a unique moment in history, and we’re excited to meet new customers who are just starting their musical journey.

So, whether you need to purchase a new instrument, or your current one requires repair or restoration, TC Violin Company is the perfect destination for you. We can’t wait to see you and help you achieve your musical goals. Visit us today and experience the unparalleled quality of our services.

Meet Our Luthier

William Koucky started his instrument-making career studying at the NW School of Instrument Design. It was a yearlong apprenticeship learning the trade of guitar making. He started with a full month, 8-5 pm+, just sharpening tools. He made his own tools from planes to knives to clamps and benches and finally a guitar. He then studied violin repair and restoration at Bien and Fushi Violins in Chicago. Wanting to learn more about making violins, Mr. Koucky built his first violin in Alton, Hampshire, UK under the tutelage of Paul Bickle, a Newark Violin Making School graduate. While waiting to go to the Violin Making School of America, Mr. Koucky studied at Campbell’s Chimneys Violin shop in Carlyle, Pennsylvania for six months. Mr. Koucky spent four years at the Violin Making School of America and graduated in 1988. Ettienne Vatlot was Mr. Koucky’s guest examiner. Mr. Koucky spent several summers during violin making school at UNH Violin Institute. He learned bow making in the traditional French techniques taught by William Salchow spending four summers at the Institute. After graduating VMSA, Mr. Koucky worked at Michael Becker Violins in Chicago. He was there for two years doing violin restoration as well as bow repair and re-hairing for the shop. He left Chicago and ran a small shop in East Lansing, MI for two years selling and restoring violins and cellos.

Contact Us

Learn music the fun way.

Address:

3003 Garfield Road N, Traverse City. MI 49686

Store Hours:
Mondays | 12 PM – 6 PM
Tuesdays |  11 AM – 7 PM
Wednesdays | 11 AM – 7 PM
Thursdays | 11 AM – 7 PM
Fridays | 12 PM – 6 PM
Saturdays  by appointment, and Sundays always closed

Contact Us

Learn music the fun way.

Address:

3003 Garfield Road N, Traverse City. MI 49686

Store Hours:
Mondays | 12 PM – 6 PM
Tuesdays |  11 AM – 7 PM
Wednesdays | 11 AM – 7 PM
Thursdays | 11 AM – 7 PM
Fridays | 12 PM – 6 PM
Saturdays by appointment, and Sundays always closed