Dealers in Violins, Violas, Cellos and their Bows

Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument. Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins maintains its unique brand as a full-service violin shop, offering a wide array of both fine antique instruments and modern instruments by today’s best makers.

Owned by Adam Johnson, son of Johnson String Instrument founders Roger and Carol Johnson, Carriage House Violins and Johnson String Instrument make up the east coast’s largest, most comprehensive violin shop.

Carriage House Violins was founded in 2005 by Christopher Reuning, of Reuning & Son Violins. In November 2013, Johnson String Instrument assumed ownership of Carriage House Violins, to better serve the growing customer base of both firms. The merger offered an expanded inventory of first-class instruments while retaining the high caliber of personalized service loyal Carriage House Violins customers have come to expect.

Carriage House Violins offers every serious stringed instrument player a lifetime of opportunity, convenience, service and support.


Dear Friends and Valued Customers,

Welcome to the new website of Carriage House Violins of Johnson String Instrument. Here you will find a listing of the high-quality instruments and bows that we carry as well as information about our workshop and sales department.

If you are looking to invest in a violin, viola, cello, or bow, we invite you to visit us at our home in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts. If a visit is not possible, we would be happy to consult with you about what you are looking for in an instrument or bow. Our talented sales staff, all of whom are professionally-trained string players, will select from our extensive inventory to find the instrument that suits your needs.

When Carriage House Violins merged with Johnson String Instrument, we not only combined our inventory of instruments and bows but also our knowledge and experience. We are better equipped now than ever before to enable players of all ages and abilities to find their voice, and I am confident that you will find it well worth your time to contact us.

Best wishes,
Matthew Fritz, Director of Sales & Acquisitions

Matthew Fritz