Visit Us At Our New Location

We are thrilled to announce that we have officially moved to a brand-new location in heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts. We will continue to bring you the exceptional craftsmanship, instruments and service that you have come to expect over the years, but with more offerings and events than ever before.

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Find Your Great-Sounding Instrument or Bow

Our Sound Investment Guarantee

From initial fit to future trade-in, our process means you can buy with confidence. Read more about the Sound Investment Guarantee »

Discover Your Sound

Let Payton Violins help you discover your personal sound preferences and match you with an instrument you’ll love.

I absolutely love my Sam Payton made Guadanini copy. It has a dark yet penetrating power and really kicks out fire in the 4 position and up!… Never bottoms out and yet has sweetness in the sound. Bravo!  
Owen Valentine

I have loved working with Sam on my instruments!  He is a first-rate luthier, craftsman, and restorer, and is extremely attentive to the demands of each musician working with him. His patience and calm demeanor are so reassuring.
Arnaud Sussmann

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Repairs and Restoration

Our trained luthiers provide a full range of services to get your instrument or bow back into optimal playing condition. Make an appointment for a free evaluation and estimate.

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Teacher Ensemble or Music School

Looking for a Teacher, Ensemble or Music School?

Visit The Payton Bridge, your guide to the world-class talent and string resources available in the Rochester region.

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Our Violin Shop in Rochester NY

At our violin shop in Rochester NY, we have a wide selection of instruments for you to choose from. Our knowledgeable staff members are passionate about music and are dedicated to helping you find the perfect instrument that suits your musical preferences and degree of expertise.

We know every musician has their own unique style and preferences, and we supply a variety of options that will fulfill your specific requirements. Our cello, viola, and violin shop in Rochester NY carry handmade instruments, ensuring that you receive instruments of the highest quality that sound incredible.

At Payton Violins, we are committed to providing exceptional service and support to all of our customers. Whether you have questions about instrument care, need assistance with instrument rental or purchase, or require repair services, our knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to help. Sam Payton is a knowledgeable & respected luthier that upholds the highest standards when it comes to building relationships with customers.

Don’t settle for anything less than perfection. Discover the instrument that speaks to you by browsing our Rochester violin shop. We are sure to find you the ideal instrument to drive your musical journey with our wide selection and professional advice. Contact us today with any questions!