Rafael Carrabba Violins is one of the country’s finest violin shops. Musicians from around the globe have brought their instruments to our expert luthiers for repairs, restorations, and valuations. We sell instruments and bows in all price ranges. We also sell cases, strings, and accessories.  

Rafael Carrabba Violins is located on Queen Anne Hill at 405 W Galer Street in beautiful Seattle, Washington.

If you are traveling to Seattle to try one of our instruments, we can help you find a hotel close to the shop. More information? Please call us at 206-283-5566.


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Carrabba Violins

405 W Galer St
Seattle, WA 98119 
206-283-5566             email click here

BUSINESS HOURS

Wed through Fri 9-5
Sat 10-5

Tuesdays by appointment only.

Bow repair and rehair done on Fridays, by appointment only.  

 

 

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Friday
Oct132017

My thanks for the work you've done on my cello. I am amazed at the sound it makes because of your attention to so many details. The cello has all the power in the world and has gained a more round tone. Other luthiers can't touch your work. By all means raise your prices as you have brought all of your education and work to Seattle. We musicians are so very fortunate to have you and everyone in your shop here. You deliver the quality that so many others just can't. Again all my thanks for your striving for perfection.
 
Sincerely,
 
Don

www.seattlecellist.com

Saturday
Feb042017

Seattle Times article

Rafael Carrabba Violins is the name of his business — but “violins,” in this context, is shorthand for the entire family of bowed string instruments. Carrabba is particularly celebrated for his expertise with cellos.

(Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)

He is the son of parents who played jazz gigs together at the old clubs on First Avenue, and Carrabba’s family members were fixtures in the Seattle music scene. Aunt Lucy played piano at the legendary King Oscar’s on Aurora, and Uncle Sal served as president of the local musicians union."

Read the full article written by Thomas May Strad on the Run

Thursday
Jan052017

Tarizio article

"It is one of the earliest Strads to retain its original label and is original in every important part. Raphael Carrabba has just spent 19 months doing a fantastic restoration; his work in my mind deserves as much credit as the Hill’s – he’s brought it back to perfection."

Tarizio.com recently highlighted the "General Kyd" Stradivari that our team of luthiers restored online. Here is the link : ‘General Kyd, Leo Stern’ Stradivari of 1684 Tarizio.com May 26, 2016