Gliga Violins Canada, an established violin shop in Vancouver, offers a large selection of European made violins, for all skill levels, from beginners to intermediate and advanced players. We carry a large inventory of violins, in all standard sizes, from 1/32 size for 3 year olds to 4/4 size for adults.
Gliga Violin store is much more than a violin store. It is quite literally a labor of love. The care and attention that goes into the production of these fine instruments is due to the dedication and expert craftsmanship of one of the finest luthiers in the world, Vasile Gliga. Based in Romania, Vasile has decades of experience in the design, hand-crafting and quality testing of violins, violas and cellos.
While we carry only one brand, Gliga, many violin stores obtain their instruments from various sources that may vary in quality. Having only one supplier guarantees a high standard of quality, consistent from an instrument to another and easy comparison. This makes the process of shopping for a violin much easier and clearer.
Where to Buy a Violin in Vancouver - Large Inventory in all Standard Sizes
We carry a large inventory of violins, in all standard sizes, from 1/32 size (for 3 year olds) to 4/4 size (for adult violin students). Also, our store offers a variety of violin accessories (violin cases, violin bows, fine tuners, rosin, music stands, etc.).
We can help you select a violin that will match your skill level and tone preference. So, if you are an advanced violinist looking for a particular sound, we invite you to try our violins for advanced players. Otherwise, if you are in search of a violin for a child or a young beginning violin student or looking for the best violin brands for intermediate players, we will play several violins for you, will point out the differences and guide you in the selection process. You will be the one who ultimately makes the choice, based on your own taste. :-)
Our violin store in located in West Vancouver, by the Park Royal mall. There is easy access to us from the Lions Gate bridge or from highway 1.
More about the Gliga Violin Store - Where to Buy a Violin in Vancouver
Our violin shop in Vancouver has been in existence since 2011, known as a specialty store offering hand-made violins. Gliga makes his violins from the resonance spruce and flamed maple found in the "Italian Valley" of the Transylvania forests. Gliga chooses the most dense and homogenous woods from Romania's 150 year old forests that surround the city of Reghin. For those who are new to the violin world, Reghin is to Romania what Cremona is to Italy. These two cities are the place where the greatest violins of the world are born. While Cremona is famous for Antonio Stradivari, Reghin is famous for Vasile Gliga. Gliga is a contemporary violin maker who continues to surprise his followers with the perfection of his craft.
Gliga violins sell in violin shops all over the world. The Gliga brand is a respected and sought after brand, known all over the world. He has combined traditional Romanian techniques in wood working and tool making with modern manufacturing technologies. Gliga violins have an elevated structural integrity and excellent artistic beauty. Gliga violins fall in the fine contemporary instruments category, with a superior tonal quality and a distinguished visual appeal.
All Gliga instruments, from the beginning models (Genial 1 and Gems 2) to the intermediate level (Gems 1), advanced level (Gama) and maestro level (Gliga and Gliga Elite) use the finest materials and the traditional craftsmanship secrets learned right there, at the workbench. They all are infused with a great passion for the art of violin making and love for the music and the musicians who plays these wonderful musical instruments.
All violin sizes available, for all age groups
We carry a large inventory of violins, in all standard sizes, from 1/32 size for 3 year olds to 4/4 size for adults.
We will assist you with selecting the instrument that will match your taste, skill and preference. If you do not play yet, we will play several violins for you, will point out the differences and guide you in the selection process. You will be the one who ultimately makes the choice, based on your own taste.
If you are in search of a beginner's violin for a child who is interested in learning how to play the violin, you have to pick a size that will accommodate the child's size. Violins come in several sizes - 1/32, 1/16, 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 - and they are specifically adapted for the ergonomic variations that are required for the players in each age group. Adult violin learners typically choose a 4/4 size violin or a 7/8 size violin.