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

*We will be closed November 18th through the 24th for Thanksgiving Holiday!

*Limited rehairs for the month of November. We have space November 9th for next day rehairs.  There is limited space for rehairs on the 16th, but those bows willl not be available for pick up until December 1.  Please schedule your appointment asap!


Tuesdays by appointment only.

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




Inauguration Quartet

Violinist Itzhak Perlman and cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed at the Inauguration to a crowd of over 1.8 million people. 

Inauguration quartet simply filled with hope


It was written by an iconic American movie composer and performed by a quartet direct from central casting — in front of a worldwide audience of millions.

It was a simple gift from composer John Williams.

The Oscar-winning composer of "Star Wars," "Jaws" and "Schindler's List" pulled together this five-minute piece to commemorate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president.

To read the full Associated Press article, click here




Chamber Series at Benaroya Hall

New Chamber Series with violinist Elisa Barston, 2 p.m. Sunday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $19 (206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org).

From an article in the Seattle Times about the new Chamber Series at Benaroya Hall, "On Sunday afternoon, Barston will star in the debut program of the New Chamber Series, an innovative project featuring chamber music chosen and performed by Seattle Symphony musicians and their guests."

To read the full article, click here.


Holiday concerts in Seattle

The Seattle Symphony hosts several Holiday events, as well as concerts at Benaroya Hall.

For a complete list of Symphony events go to their website at: www.seattlesymphony.org

For Benaroya Hall information and tickets go to: Benaroya Calendar