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Bowen Violin Shop


Welcome to the Bowen Violin Shop web site!

We are a family owned and operated source for affordable new and older violin-family instruments, bows and accessories. We were founded in Chicago in 1981.

Our shop is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood near the University of Chicago, and is open from 11:00 till 5:30 M-W-F and 2:30 till 5:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays. We provide sales of violin family instruments, bows, cases and accessories. We rent instruments in all sizes and we maintain a fully equipped repair shop.
Our downtown shop has closed after many years in the Fine Arts Building.  John Bowen has joined Sharon at the Hyde Park shop and is available to his customers by appointment.  We have retained our downtown telephone number; both numbers and easy directions to our Hyde Park shop are listed on our Contact Us page.

Our clients include beginners and musicians of all ages and levels of accomplishment. We're located in Chicago, Illinois, but our friends are everywhere. Please explore our web site and enjoy your visit.

Sharon at our shop.

John at our shop.

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Bowen Violin Shop * 1525 E. 53rd St, Ste 828 * Chicago, IL * 60615 * 773-752-1156