Welcome to the Callier-Scollard Violin Shop.
This "Dusty Old Violin Shop" is a well-established violin repair shop that has been in business since 1928. Located in the historic Green Hotel at the corner of Fair Oaks and Green Street. Customers will find a wide variety of violins, violas, cellos and basses in various states of repair, some dating back to the 18th century. The shop's luthier has been working there since the 1970s, and is a true craftsman with a wealth of knowledge and skill when it comes to repairing and restoring violin family instruments and their bows. Customers tell me that the shop reminds them of old traditional Europian violin shops. From simple setups to complex restorations, this "Dusty Old Violin Shop" is dedicated to bringing new life to these beautiful instruments and ensuring they are playable for many years to come.
If you need to get in touch with me, please call (626) 795-2870 and leave a message on my machine. I check messages daily and will return your call. Or, if you want to send me an e-mail Click Here.
I rent violin, viola and cellos. Small size violin rentals are $12 per month including tax and full size violins are $14 per month including tax. Larger size violas rent $ 18 per month including tax and cellos rent for $35 per month including tax.
I have all sizes and they are adjusted by fitting bridges, adjusting the pegs, nut and sound post. Please call ahead if you know what size instrument your child needs so that I can make sure I have one set up.
Additional Rental Information.
We are located in historic Old Town Pasadena at the corner of Fair Oaks and Green in the Green Hotel. The entrance to the building is in the center of the block, it's the door with the stairs. Press 142 and the "Call Button" and I can buzz you in.
No appointment is necessary during normal business hours. If you are picking up a violin or bow, please call ahead to make sure it''s ready. Violin Bow rehairing is still $22 if you leave it for one week and violin repairs are still reasonably priced.
Here are a few shots of the front room.
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Of all the violin shops in Pasadena we are Pasadena's oldest violin shop. Paul was originally on Fair Oaks then he had a shop located at his home on Los Robles. The Green Hotel has been the current location for nearly 40 years.
The original Hollywood shop was established in 1928 and was located at 5906 W. Sunset near Bronson. When Craig Scollard took over the Hollywood shop, it was moved to 1438 N. Wilcox near Sunset.
Violin repair customers frequent the Pasadena shop from the following local communities. Pasadena, South Pasadena, Glendale, Hollywood, Los Angeles, North Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Studio City.
Front Counter, Craig Hallway, Chaz Waltz Workshop, Craig
I wonder how it can be done but one thing I'm sure that Craig is a REAL musician! If I have a chance, I want to learn how to fix a violin.
My best, Henry
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