Choosing the Right String Instrument
Gramercy Music understands that buying any string instrument is a huge investment, and a financial burden; therefore, our company wants to offer you our reliable services and help you get the best value for your money.

Now lets go through this process step by step.

  • 1. Decide on a budget

    After you are comfortable with your decision, our staff will guide you through the different makers that differ in various aspects and quality based on your desired budget. We will do our best to provide you with straightforward, honest, and reliable recommendaions.

  • 2. Browse and try different instruments!

    Take all the time you want to feel and test out which instrument fits you most. For an instrument to feel right, and be the one for you, it must spark a special feeling inside when you play it.

  • 3. Fitting

    String instruments vary in width, length, thickness, and material. We make sure your choice of instrument does not hinder playing the right way.

  • 4. Figuring out your preference for tonal quality

    Do you like your instrument to have a 'brighter' or 'darker' sound? Are you in need of a solo or an orchestral instrument? Different tonal characteristics are required in both and our friendly staff will be glad to answer your needs.

  • 5. Check the instrument for structural damage

    Our instruments go through a thorough inspection before we put it up on display. We make sure that there are absolutely no area cracks or structural damage and that the varnish is evenly coated in any original instrument.

  • 6. Wrapping things up

    In Gramercy Music, our customers deserve respect, honesty, and a fair treatment. We want you to enter as a well-informed customer, and leave with a smile.

Tip of the day
If you have a more extensive budget, you may want to enquire about our antique instruments. World famous makers who are prized for the richness in sound, quality, and prestige in their instruments make these antique instruments.
Taking Good Care of your Instrument

After you make your purchase, we will guide you on how to take good care of your instrument. Following a couple of simple rules will keep your instrument in great shape, and most importantly, save you time and money.

Here are a few simple rules to keep in mind!

  1. When you are not using your instrument, keep it in the case. Your instrument needs to be protected from sudden changes in temperature.
  2. Wipe your instrument with a soft cloth to keep your instrument free of rosin dust and fingerprints.
  3. Handle your instrument carefully by the neck and the chinrest because you never know, sometimes accidents may occur.

If your instrument does not fit snugly in your case, here’s a tip for you!
Cover your instrument with a soft cloth when placing it securely in the case.

  1. Inspect the bridge once in a while. Make sure that it is in the correct position. It should be tilting very slightly towards the tailpiece. The bridge is held in place only by the pressure of the strings. It is not glued to the instrument.
  2. Therefore, never release the tension of more than one string at a time. You might risk the bridge and sound post falling off, or shifting out of place.
  3. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good quality string.
  4. Try not to touch the bow hair with your fingers.
  5. We also cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good quality rosin (used sparingly).
  6. Do not try to repair your instrument yourself! We are always here to answer any questions you have (however minor it is)! There is no such thing as a stupid question! We encourage our customers to first advice you, then only if necessary, leave the repair work to our experienced repairman because you might physically damage your instrument if you try to do it yourself.