We will have normal shop hours on Tuesday, December 23rd. On December 24th we will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thereafter, we will be closed from December 25th through January 1st in celebration of Christmas and New Years Holidays. There will be no rehair services while the shop is closed. We will re-open the shop on Friday, January 2nd. Please plan accordingly and have a very Happy Holiday Season!
“Rafael Carrabba completely transformed my cello! The nearly 200 year old instrument was passed down to me by my grandfather Dr. Robert Popper, who smuggled it out of Austria in 1938 just weeks before Kristallnacht. It was in need of major surgery for a very long time. When I got the cello back, not only was it in absolute pristine condition, but it sounded many times more rich and vibrant. Honestly, I had no idea the cello was ever capable of sounding this fantastic, and every day I am more and more impressed by it. Mr. Carrabba and his fellow craftsmen are truly magicians, and extremely courteous and helpful." ~ John-Henry Crawford
"Rafael and his team have worked on and set-up four different very fine instruments for me (including a Vuillaume and a Stradivari), each time with the best success in sound quality, projection, and playability. In addition to the ultra-accommodating and very rapid expert service that I have personally received every time I have visited, they have been very generous with their time, reasonable with pricing, and respectful in all of their dealings. I love this shop, and wish I could take them everywhere with me! Bravi tutti to Rafael and all the staff at Carrabba Violins!" ~ Robert deMaine
A beautiful documentary about music in Seattle: Portait of a city from KCTS9
Portrait of a City explores the profound impact music has had on shaping the character and culture of Seattle, WA. Through intimate direct-to-camera interviews, we hear from the innovators who are in turn shaping this city’s music scene. They share their reflections, ideas, and passion for this unique force within the community.
Portrait of a City is inspired by photographer and artist Chase Jarvis, whose Seattle 100 book and online project combined portraits and interviews of more than 100 changemakers describing their worlds within the city. Chase serves as both interviewer and director of Portrait of a City, a co-production with KCTS 9.
Interviewees include KEXP music curator John Richards, cellist Joshua Roman, actor Sarah Rudinoff, DJ Riz Rollins, music impresario/David Meinert, SubPop Records’ Megan Jasper, and musician John Roderick among others