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Violins of all sizes, small violins, full size violins

Annapolis Bows & Violins

Providing high quality instruments and repairs/maintenance to the string playing community in the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan area.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are operating on a by-appointment-only basis.

This is the best way to limit the number of people arriving at the shop at the same time. 

Our priority is everyone’s safety, while still providing necessary repairs and maintenance to our local string players.

Employees and customers will be 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 respectfully 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



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 repairs/adjustments not listed below, please contact.


Violins, Violas, & Cellos

Nut (Adjust/New)
Fingerboard Plane
Fingerboard Reglue/Reseat
Bridge (Adjust/New)
Soundpost (Adjust/New)
New Strings
Open Seams
Crack Repair
Soundpost Patch
Varnish Touch-up

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 & 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 drop in to see what we have to offer!


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. 

  • 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.

  • All instruments set up in shop. 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 email us to be added to our current recommendations list!) 


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About Us

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 has been working in music and violin shops for over seventeen years in Nashville, Chicago, and Maryland. She continued her luthier education by attending advanced bow repair/restoration and bowmaking workshops. Recognizing the need for a resource for string players in the Annapolis area, Rebecca returned to Maryland in 2017 to open Annapolis Bows & Violins on State Circle in Downtown Annapolis. In 2020, the shop moved to 177 Defense Highway.​​


Belmont University

Bachelor of Music: Violin Performance

Minnesota State College Southeast Technical:

String Instrument Repair

UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute:

Bow Repair I, Bow Repair II, Bow Making 

Recipient of the 2015 Tarisio Young Artists Grant for "The Luthier's Workshop" in Chicago. 

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(410) 440-7938

177 Defense Hwy Suite 7, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA

©2020 by Annapolis Bows & Violins.