Our owner and founder is Allen Gatchell. He has been classically trained in the art of violin making and today spends most of his time traveling the world looking for exceptional makers that offer our dealers great instruments at every price point. Allen not only reviews the methods, but also the material and skill of the craftsman. He has a keen eye for the fine hand-work and quality materials that go into making an excellent instrument. Once he finds a maker whose shop consistently delivers exceptional instruments, he tests them in two retail locations. He also reaches out to teachers, students, players, and other makers to get their opinions. When an instrument is well received, it is added to our offering. Gatchell Violins (GVC) is committed to the idea that every beginning student must have an instrument that can help them learn how to play. Developing students need quality step up instruments that will enable mastery of skills and techniques. Advanced players need a wide selection of quality instruments with different attributes in order to connect with the instrument so that both the player and instrument can reach their potential. GVC offers our dealers across N. America affordable instruments that meet these demands at every level.
We are committed to your satisfactionOur consistent and extensive travel throughout the world in search of exceptional makers of bowed string instruments has resulted in sound relationships that provide quality products at exceptional price points. Letting us do the travel, find the exceptional instruments, provide setup services and a host of accessories, enables our dealers to focus on serving the needs of their customers. Since we only work with reputable makers and only with the bowed strings instruments - violins, violas, cellos, basses, bows and their accessories, we can guarantee your complete satisfaction.
Our GuaranteeWe welcome you to try any of our instruments or other products risk free. You may return or exchange any of your item purchases within thirty (30) days of receipt.
WarrantyWe offer a one-year limited warranty on most instruments and other products.
ShippingMost orders will be shipped within twenty-four (24) hours. Those needing extensive setup work will ship well within five (5) days. Same day shipping is available for most orders that are received by 2 PM ET.
Consistently wow our dealers so they can wow their customers! We do that by professionally providing the finest quality violins, violas, cellos, basses, bows and accessories to our dealers at impressive price points. We are constantly striving to provide the finest quality instruments and products and firmly believe that we provide better products at comparable or lower prices. This allows our dealers to provide a superior value to their customers - wow! We have put forth great effort to seek out, find and create lasting relationships with some of the finest makers in the world. These shops consistently provide superior quality instruments that exceed our expectations for craftsmanship, tone, playability, materials, appearance and overall value. In turn we are a customer focused organization that knows that nothing happens until a sale is made. We want to know how we can help you at every turn. If this sounds like the kind of company you would like to work with, please complete and submit our confidential dealer application by clicking on this link now.