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Because our rental instruments are in such high demand, there may be a short wait in our Rental Dept., especially on Saturdays. If you are trading sizes, please call us (at least 24 hours in advance) and we will set an instrument aside for you.
Please help us to serve you better (see our "Recent Reviews" below to get a sense of what you may expect) by calling ahead to make an appointment when you intend to purchase an instrument.
(Please note that instrument appraisals are done by appointment only.)
I've been playing violin for 12 years and it was time for an upgrade. I [had] heard of Potter's Violins for years, but this was my first time being there ... and it was an excellent experience.
I called them the day before to check on a time for trying out a new violin. They asked for some basic info and my price range. I showed up the next day and I was surprised [to see] that they had already set aside a selection of violins in my price range in a private room for me to try out. The seller gave me his honest opinions on the violins and he was not pushy at all... He left me alone to give me all the time I needed to try out the violins and make a decision. Overall, it seems like I was in and out of there in a flash with a brand new quality violin.
There's no question that if you're looking for a great new violin, this is the place to go to... I'm very pleased with my purchase and the service was perfect. I only wish it was closer to my home!
Jon F., Lovettsville, VA [More reviews...]
Violin Maker Keeps Family Tradition Alive
Meet Rich Maxham of The Potter Violin Company in this VOA piece.
The Potter Violin Company is the largest purveyor of exceptional bowed string instruments in the mid-Atlantic region.
We strive to be a pillar of support for the teaching and performing communities. Working with music educators, we constantly refine our entire line of student instruments for optimum ease of play, reliability and tone color.
Generations of music instructors, students and professionals have come to us with the confidence of obtaining the finest instruments, accessories, repairs, restorations, and maintenance because of our exacting professional standards, high level of service, and reasonable prices.
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Our shop is located at 4706 Highland Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland.
We are open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We're closed Sundays and Mondays.
Of course, our online store is OPEN around the clock.
For our patrons, convenient public parking is available right across the street from the shop in Montgomery County Public Parking Lot 10B. Parking costs only 25¢ per quarter-hour -- less on a long-term meter -- during the week and is FREE on Saturdays!