the finest selection of string instruments for musicians of all skill levels in Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and the Fox Valley. Visit our store in downtown Batavia, Il., for a look at our range of quality string instruments.
From violins and cellos to the upright bass and the viola, string instruments hold a very special place among the many instruments we provide our valued customers from Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and Chicago, Il.
String instruments are the typically the largest section in an orchestra. There are four sizes of string instruments, with the violin the smallest and the double bass the biggest.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The violin and viola produce higher-pitched sounds, and the larger instruments like the cello and double bass make the deeper, richer tones that are so important to the sound of a modern orchestra.
Whichever the size of the instruments, they have a similar shape and curved wooden bodies with wooden necks. The strings stretch across the body and neck and connect to a decorative heads. It’s at the head of the neck where the strings are tuned with small but sturdy tuning pegs.
String instruments have a hollow body that allows sound to vibrate within. Different models are made from different kinds of wood, but the string itself is also vital to the type of sound. Strings are available in steel, nylon or gut. The instruments are played by pulling a bow across the strings with a bow, which typically has a wooden handle with horsehair serving as the bow’s “strings.” This type of instrument can be played by plucking the strings too
As you’re considering the fine instruments we carry, here are a few things to keep in mind:
OUR STRING INSTRUMENT EXPERTISES
Visit our convenient location right in downtown Batavia – where we’ve been serving the musical communities of the Fox Valley since 1992 – for affordable rates and a wide selection of string instruments. We also offer lessons for string instrumentalists of all ages and experience. Call 630-879-2815.