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Annapolis Bows & Violins provides
high quality bow rehairs, instrument repairs, sales, and rentals to the string playing community in the Annapolis, Eastern Shore, and surrounding DMV area.


There is no need to make an appointment!

 Visit the shop anytime during our

regular business hours:  

Sunday & Monday Closed

Tuesday        11am - 6pm
Wednesday  11am - 6pm
Thursday      11am - 6pm
Friday          11am - 3pm
11am - 3pm

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Instrument & Bow Sales

We have a selection of old and new instruments and bows in a range that can fit your needs and budget. All instruments are professionally set up in the shop for the best possible sound quality and playability. We stand behind the instruments we sell with a trade-in/trade-up policy.

Our inventory is always changing and growing, so be sure to visit to see what we have to offer!



At Annapolis Bows & Violins, we strive to ensure that our customers' instruments operate at their fullest potential. From setups to restorations, we are happy to address any needs you may have for a violin, viola, cello, or bow.


Instrument Repairs:

Violins, Violas, & Cellos​

Bow Repairs:

Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass Bows


Instrument Rentals

Everything You Need to Get Started

A properly working instrument is vital in the learning process - if your instrument isn’t working well, neither is your practicing! At Annapolis Bows & Violins, we are passionate about supporting string instrument education by providing well-made, professionally set-up instruments at affordable rental prices to students of all ages and levels. 

  • All rentals include the instrument, bow, case, rosin, shoulder sponge, and microfiber cleaning cloth. Every instrument undergoes a professional setup here in the workshop to our high standards of sound and playability. 

  • If needed, we can help determine the correct size for each student. As the student grows, trade up to the next size at any time!

  • Instrument maintenance is provided and all repairs are covered by the rental fee; bring it to the shop in a timely manner and we will replace or repair it for no additional cost. This includes one bow replacement/rehair and one new set of strings per year. This does not include loss, theft, or damages caused by willful destruction. 

  • A credit/debit card is required. Rental fees are billed automatically the 1st day of each month. 

  • A percentage of your monthly fee builds store credit towards the purchase price of your instrument.


Rental Prices:

  • Violins 1/16 - 4/4   30/month

  • Violas 11" - 16.5"     35/month

  • Cellos are not available for rent at this time. 

Need lessons?
We can help with that, too! 

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Our Story

Annapolis Bows & Violins is owned and operated by Rebecca Hannigan, a native of Annapolis. Rebecca graduated from MNSE Tech (Red Wing, MN) at the top of her class for String Instrument Repair. She furthered her luthier education by attending workshops focused on repair/restoration, bow restoration, and bow making. With two decades of experience, she has worked in music and violin shops in Nashville, Chicago, and Maryland. Rebecca has also continued her passion for performing in chamber groups and orchestras, including traveling to over 40 countries while entertaining aboard cruise ships.

Recognizing the need for a resource for the numerous string players in Annapolis and the surrounding areas, Rebecca returned to Maryland in 2017 to establish Annapolis Bows & Violins on State Circle in Downtown Annapolis. The shop quickly grew, becoming the preferred destination for players of all ages and abilities, both local and from afar. In 2020, Annapolis Bows & Violins relocated to a larger and more accessible location at 177 Defense Highway.

Rebecca's educational background includes a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Belmont University; String Instrument Repair from Minnesota State College Southeast Technical; and the UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute for Bow Restoration and Bow Making. She was awarded the 2015 Tarisio Young Artist's Grant for "The Luthier's Workshop" project in Chicago. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Board for the Southern Violin Association.

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