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


Wed through Fri 9-5
Sat 10-5

Tuesdays by appointment only.

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

* Bows must be in anytime before 9:30 am the day of the scheduled rehair.




Aronoff Chamber Music Series

The end of June brings several concerts at Bastyr University Chapel, 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore.

The series begins on Sunday June 28th at 7:30 PM and concludes with a final concert on July 2 at 2:00PM. To find out details about each of the five concerts offered go to: www.viola.com/aronoff



Fact & Fable Productions

Fact & Fable is a full service production company in the Northwest. They recently spent some time at Carrabba Violins. They made a beautiful film that gives a glimpse of what it is like at our workshop. 

"We dream in pictures. We remember by seeing pictures. We think in pictures. And when we travel to the future, we picture ourselves there." Fact & Fable Productions

You can find out more about the production company at www.factandfable.com or by calling 509-747-2425.


Midori at Benaroya Hall

Violinist, Midori will be performing at Benaroya Hall on June 18, 19 and 20th. Named as one of the world's top child prodigies to make a signifigant contribution to society by CNN, she has devoted her career to promoting access to music and instruments.  Midori & Friends, founded in 1992 provides musical instruction, performance and workshops to children in New York, over 150,000 children have participated in this program. www.seattlesymphony.org

"In the 2008-2009 season, violinist Midori concocts the blend of worldwide performances (90), expanding commitment to community engagement, devotion to her various roles at the prestigious University of Southern California, and enthusiastic exploration of new territory that fans, students, and media alike have come to expect from this brilliant and multi-faceted artist. Her season will include a first-ever tour of trio repertoire with two distinguished colleagues, pianist Jonathan Biss and cellist Johannes Moser; her first appearances in Central America, with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica; two rare appearances at the intimate Wigmore Hall in London, and the opening of the Bruckner Festival with Bruckner Orchestra Linz."

From her website, www.gotomidori.com