Hoffmann Strings, Ltd. services northern Cook and Lake County as well as the local school districts, students, and professional players. We provide a full-service shop with quality rentals, instruments to purchase, and restoration & repairs for your stringed instrument(s). Hoffmann Strings, Ltd. We support musicians of all ages and abilities.


We are teacher approved and recommended!

Hoffmann Strings Ltd. specializes in traditional stringed instruments including Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses, Accoustic Guitars and Tamburitzas.

Bill Hoffmann, luthier and owner of Hoffmann Strings,Ltd. has been in business over 15 years in the Buffalo Grove area. Bill studied at the University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship Institute, under the guidance of Karl Roy, master violin maker of Germany. Karl Roy was instructor and director for the Bavarian State School for Violin Making in Mittenwald. Bill has also studied at Oberlein Conservatory restoration and repair of stringed instruments and bow rehairs.

Services

Hoffmann Strings, Ltd. is conveniently located near your school and home. Sales, Rentals, and Repair Service are supported by our trained staff. Hoffmann Strings Ltd. services northern Cook and Lake County as well as the local school districts, students, and professional players. We provide a full-service shop with quality rentals, instruments to purchase, and restoration & repairs for your stringed instrument(s). High quality rental instruments are available with rental credit applied toward purchase. Hoffmann Strings, Ltd. supports musicians of all ages and abilities.  We work carefully with your school and teacher to provide exactly what you need.

  • We can provide teacher referrals for private study
  • As the student grows, larger instruments are supplied
  • Rental Credit Program for past rentals
  • Support for ethnic instruments, such as the tamburitza and mandolin
Our Instruments

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Our Rentals

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