So, I kinda want the Rutmans to adopt me.
I bought a used violin [from someone else] with the health equivalent of a pneumatic stepchild. I got bridge work done here, a couple snazzy strings, and a practice mute. Mr. Rutman is always so nice when I come in and he runs through the logistics of the instrument since I’m a violin newbie.
He also gives me options that span different price ranges. He doesn’t shove the most expensive products in my face. Here’s a list of services they provide:
VIOLINS * VIOLAS * CELLOS * DOUBLE BASSES
CUSTOM HANDMADE INSTRUMENTS
INSTRUMENTS REPAIRS & RESTORATIONS
NEW AND USED INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
BOWS * CASES * ACCESSORIES
BOW REHAIRING WITHIN 24 HOURS
They’re nice folks, Mr. and Mrs. Rutman. They have an email address, too:
Check ’em out. There are tons of music shops in Boston / Cambridge, but it’s always nice to go to a shop where the people know what they’re doing.