© McHugh Violins 2020
Welcome to the "McFiddles" website, the home of McHugh Violins in Wichita, Kansas. We're a full-service violin shop specializing in step-up and professional quality instruments and bows. With over 200 instruments in stock, we're sure to be able to find that special instrument for you. We're particularly fortunate to have sources in Europe that can provide lovely German, French and British instruments - all at competitive prices. Along with the best of the Chinese instruments, our range covers delightful small violins for around $300 to full size models in excess of $15,000. A few new makers are represented, as well, for a good comparison of new and old. Renowned names from the old French Thibouville-Lamy workshops include "Medio-Fino," "Sarasate," "Breton Brevete" and "Dulcis et Forte." Other workshop violins such as the Caussin, Vosges school and many unlabeled violins round out the French offerings. English and Scottish makers can be found in our collection, so you can be assured of a variety of sounds and styles. Broadly, these fine violins range from the period 1850 to 1930. This year, we hope to be expanding our website as time allows, with pictures and descriptions of many of the instruments available. What we can provide… A comprehensive selection of old and new violins, violas and cellos for sale. All sizes of instruments from 1/16 to full size violins; 12" to 17" violas, and 1/10 size to 4/4 size cellos. The range extends from correctly set up student violins, all the way to professional quality instruments and bows. Full service repairs and restorations. Everyday work comprises bridges, peg and string fitting, crack work, seam gluings and varnish touch in. Long term restorations of fine instruments are always carried out carefully and correctly. Serious repairs include soundpost cracks, broken necks and extensive edge rebuilding. A full line of accessories, strings, cases and fittings - all competitively priced. Advice on old and new instrument assessment. We are happy to spend a few minutes giving free verbal evaluations. If it is deemed necessary, we may spend a little more time on a written evaluation, for a reasonable charge. Bow work, just about everything -from everyday rehairs, tip plates, grips and windings to involved restorations. A fine bow may need a choice abalone shell eye or slide to replace a missing piece; we keep multiple shells from which to cut, shape and polish color-appropriate pieces. Tip plates these days are often cut from mastodon tusk instead of contemporary ivory, but we are using “Tip Armor” white carbon graphite with more frequency. It’s tough on tools, but we haven’t seen one break yet. A new synthetic, “Elforyn” is available, which is softer and easier to cut. Later this year we’ll know more about the longevity of these, too.
For all of your orchestral stringed instrument needs…
McHugh Violins 1626 Geo Washington Blvd Wichita, Kansas 67211 look@mcfiddles.com
NOTE: Closed Weds 27th May…. NEW SHOP HOURS: Weekdays, Noon to 5:30pm
McFiddles

The internet home of McHugh Violins, Wichita, Kansas USA.

I’m very pleased to announce that the shop is open once again. The entrance door handles will be cleaned throughout the day, and we recommend that you email so that we have the opportunity to space customers out a little. There will be a large table in the shop to enable separation and distancing within reason. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please try to shop locally whenever possible, and thank you so much for your support!
© McHugh Violins 2020
Welcome to the "McFiddles" website, the home of McHugh Violins in Wichita, Kansas. We're a full-service violin shop specializing in step-up and professional quality instruments and bows. With over 200 instruments in stock, we're sure to be able to find that special instrument for you. We're particularly fortunate to have sources in Europe that can provide lovely German, French and British instruments - all at competitive prices. Along with the best of the Chinese instruments, our range covers delightful small violins for around $300 to full size models in excess of $15,000. A few new makers are represented, as well, for a good comparison of new and old. Renowned names from the old French Thibouville-Lamy workshops include "Medio-Fino," "Sarasate," "Breton Brevete" and "Dulcis et Forte." Other workshop violins such as the Caussin, Vosges school and many unlabeled violins round out the French offerings. English and Scottish makers can be found in our collection, so you can be assured of a variety of sounds and styles. Broadly, these fine violins range from the period 1850 to 1930. This year, we hope to be expanding our website as time allows, with pictures and descriptions of many of the instruments available. What we can provide… A comprehensive selection of old and new violins, violas and cellos for sale. All sizes of instruments from 1/16 to full size violins; 12" to 17" violas, and 1/10 size to 4/4 size cellos. The range extends from correctly set up student violins, all the way to professional quality instruments and bows. Full service repairs and restorations. Everyday work comprises bridges, peg and string fitting, crack work, seam gluings and varnish touch in. Long term restorations of fine instruments are always carried out carefully and correctly. Serious repairs include soundpost cracks, broken necks and extensive edge rebuilding. A full line of accessories, strings, cases and fittings - all competitively priced. Advice on old and new instrument assessment. We are happy to spend a few minutes giving free verbal evaluations. If it is deemed necessary, we may spend a little more time on a written evaluation, for a reasonable charge. Bow work, just about everything -from everyday rehairs, tip plates, grips and windings to involved restorations. A fine bow may need a choice abalone shell eye or slide to replace a missing piece; we keep multiple shells from which to cut, shape and polish color-appropriate pieces. Tip plates these days are often cut from mastodon tusk instead of contemporary ivory, but we are using “Tip Armor” white carbon graphite with more frequency. It’s tough on tools, but we haven’t seen one break yet. A new synthetic, “Elforyn” is available, which is softer and easier to cut. Later this year we’ll know more about the longevity of these, too.
Home of McHugh Violins 1626 S. George Washington Blvd., Wichita, Kansas USA
McFiddles
HOURS: Weekdays, Noon - 5:30pm Note: we’ll be closed on 5/27…sorry!
We’re open again! The entrance door handles will be cleaned throughout the day, and we recommend that you email so that we have the opportunity to space customers out a little. There will be a large table in the shop to enable separation and distancing within reason. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please try to shop locally whenever possible, and thank you so much for your support!