Providing high quality bow rehairs, instrument repairs, sales, and rentals to the string playing community in the Annapolis, Eastern Shore, and surrounding DMV area.

COVID-19: ​We are operating by appointment only! Book online or call 410-440-7938.

Only one customer/family is permitted inside at a time. Curbside service is available for even more efficient and no-contact service. For secure, no-contact payments online or over the phone, just ask!

Our priority is everyone’s safety, while still providing necessary repair services to our local string players. Employees and customers are strictly required to wear a mask during their visit. At Annapolis Bows & Violins, we take everyone’s health and safety very seriously. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. If you or a member of your party is unwilling to wear a mask, we ask that you delay your visit to Annapolis Bows & Violins until it is deemed safe by public health officials that masks are not necessary. 

Because of social distancing guidelines, we are not performing any while-you-wait rehairs, setup, or tonal adjustments at this time. We do our best to provide our usual efficient turnaround time to get you playing again!


Business Hours: By Appointment Only

Tues: 11am - 5pm
Wed: 11am - 5pm
Thurs: 11am - 5pm
Fri: 11am - 3pm
Sat: By Appointment
Sun & Mon: Closed


Instrument & Bow Sales

We have a wonderful selection of old and new instruments and bows in a range that can fit your needs and budget. All instruments are professionally set up in the shop for the best possible sound quality and playability. We stand behind the instruments we sell with a trade-in/trade-up policy.

Our inventory is always changing and growing, so be sure to visit to see what we have to offer!



At Annapolis Bows & Violins, we do everything in our power to make sure our customer's instruments are operating at their fullest potential. From set ups to restorations, we are happy to take care of any need you have for a violin, viola, cello, or bow.

For questions or to inquire about repairs/adjustments not listed below, please contact.


Instrument Repairs:

Violins, Violas, & Cellos​

New Strings
Open Seams
Crack Repair
Soundpost Patch
Varnish Touch Up


Bow Repairs:

Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass Bows

Leather Grip 
Silver Winding
Whalebone Winding
Tip Plate
Screw/Eyelet Replace
Frog Cracks
Pearl Eye
Pearl Slide
Broken Stick Repair
Head Spline


Instrument Rentals

Everything You Need to Get Started

A properly working instrument is vital in the learning process - if your instrument isn’t working well, neither is your practicing! At Annapolis Bows & Violins, we are passionate about supporting string instrument education by providing well-made, professionally set-up instruments at affordable rental prices to students of all ages and levels. 

  • All rentals include the instrument, bow, case, rosin, shoulder sponge, and cleaning cloth. Every instrument is set-up in shop to our high standards of sound and playability.

  • A percentage of your monthly fee goes towards the purchase price of your instrument.

  • Repairs and maintenance are covered within your rental fee for no additional cost! If anything pops, snaps, or breaks, simply bring it back in a timely manner and we will take care of it by either repairing or replacing it. 

  • We currently offer violin and viola rentals of any size. Contact for pricing and availability!

Need lessons? We can help with that, too! Ask us for a recommendation for a great local teacher to help you in your musical journey.
(Teachers, please contact us to be added to our current recommendations list!)


Our Story


Annapolis Bows & Violins is owned and operated by Rebecca Hannigan. Rebecca is an Annapolis native who graduated from MNSE Tech (Red Wing, MN) at the top of her class for String Instrument Repair. She continued her luthier education by attending more repair/restoration, bow restoration, and bow making workshops. She has been working in music and violin shops for over eighteen years in Nashville, Chicago, and Maryland. Rebecca has also continued performing in chamber groups and orchestras, including traveling to 40+ countries while entertaining aboard cruise ships. 


Recognizing the need for a resource for the many string players in the Annapolis area, Rebecca returned to Maryland in 2017 to open Annapolis Bows & Violins on State Circle in Downtown Annapolis. The shop quickly grew, establishing a reputation for top quality workmanship at fair and honest prices; it has become the "go-to" place for players of all ages and abilities, from near and far. In 2020, we moved to a larger and more accessible location at 177 Defense Highway. 



Belmont University Bachelor of Music: Violin Performance

Minnesota State College Southeast Technical String Instrument Repair

UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute 

​Recipient of the 2015 Tarisio Young Artists Grant 

for "The Luthier's Workshop" in Chicago.