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Andrew Fein
Works at Fein Violins, Ltd.
Attended Wesleyan University
Lives in St. Paul, MN
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Musings from the workbench of violin maker, Andy Fein, on makers, instruments, bows, musicians, and the joys of a life in the world of stringed instruments. Cameo appearances by the musicians on staff at Fein Violins. Pages. Home · Fein Violins · About Fein Violins. Sunday, June 28, 2015 ...
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Violins- New, Used, Vintage, Old, and Antique. What's Best?
By Andy Fein, violin maker, Fein Violins "I have an old violin that's been in my family for generations......" We get a phone call that starts out like that almost every day at the shop. There's a common belief that because a violin is old, it must be valua...
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An American in Paris
Not many pieces of classical music can claim to have inspired a series of ballets, movies, and musicals, but Gershwin's 'An American in Paris' has done all of that! An American in Paris played by LA Phil conducted by Gustavo Dudamel  Written after Gershwin'...
Musings from the workbench of violin maker, Andy Fein, on makers, instruments, bows, musicians, and the joys of a life in the world of stringed instruments. Cameo appearances by the musicians on staff at Fein Violins. Pages. Home · Fein Violins · About Fein Violins. Sunday, August 9, 2015 ...
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Your (Violin) Neck Used To Be Shorter
By Andy Fein and Martha McDermott Have you ever experienced this phenomena?- You or an orchestra friend gets some new string that's just hit the market, or a shoulder rest, or some other doodad AND it makes that violin sound GREAT! Next thing you know, ever...
Musings from the workbench of violin maker, Andy Fein, on makers, instruments, bows, musicians, and the joys of a life in the world of stringed instruments. Cameo appearances by the musicians on staff at Fein Violins. Pages. Home · Fein Violins · About Fein Violins. Sunday, June 28, 2015 ...
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Stradivarius At His Peak, 1715
By Andy Fein and Martha McDermott This year, 2015, marks three hundred years since Antonius Stradivarius hit his peak in craftsmanship and tone quality. That's not just my humble opinion. The period around the year 1715 is called Stradivarius' "Golden Perio...
Musings from the workbench of violin maker, Andy Fein, on makers, instruments, bows, musicians, and the joys of a life in the world of stringed instruments. Cameo appearances by the musicians on staff at Fein Violins. Pages. Home · Fein Violins · About Fein Violins. Sunday, May 3, 2015 ...
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Violin Maker
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  • Fein Violins, Ltd.
    Violin Maker, 1982 - present
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St. Paul, MN
Previously
Cherry Hill, NJ
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I'm Andy Fein. Since 1982, I've been the violin maker, president, and owner of Fein Violins, Ltd.
Introduction
I'm the violin maker, bow maker, luthier, president and owner at Fein Violins, Ltd., a business I founded in 1982. We specialize in Fine Violins, Fine Violas, Fine Cellos, and Fine Wood Music Stands. 
We also rent violins, violas and cellos.
I do repairs, restorations and appraisals on violins, violas, and cellos.

I trained at the Chicago School of Violin Making and have worked with fine craftsmen all over the world. 

You can find Fein Violins at 1850 Grand Ave. in St. Paul, MN or on the web at www.FineViolins.com
651-228-0783 or 800-347-9172 
Education
  • Wesleyan University
    1977
  • Chicago School of Violin Making
    1980
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