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The Country String Shop is the workshop home of Robert Kain Violins, where owner/luthier Bob Kain has been repairing, restoring and building instruments since 1976.

Robert Kain Violins are instruments of handcrafted beauty, distinct personality and pleasing sound.  They are available in a variety of models which span student, intermediate and professional levels.  Each instrument is a product of discerning, individual attention, handcrafted in the Old World tradition.  Our Artist Series, Spring Run and CSS (Country String Shop) models are generally patterned after Stradivari instruments with a bold, strong voice.  Our Robert Kain, Signature, Soloist and Premier Series are generally patterned after Guarneri models using select woods. They possess a sweet voice with the strength of a solo instrument. We are delighted that many Robert Kain violins, violas and cellos have become the instrument of choice for school-aged players, college students, orchestra members and professionals.

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Violins are principally produced in our restored 200-year-old springhouse at Spring Run Farm near Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Much of the finish work and accessorizing takes place at the Country String Shop in nearby Campbelltown, PA, where these instruments can be seen and played.



"Ever since I heard one of my students play a Robert Kain violin for me several years ago, I have wanted a Kain instrument for myself.  Now I have a viola made by Bob and I couldn't be more pleased - with tone quality, ease of playing, and aesthetic appeal. I am eager to spread the word about this talented violinmaker!"                                                                                   --Joseph Lin, First Violinist, Julliard String Quartet

“I still feel that it's the most versatile violin I've played in that it crosses over from classical to Celtic to gypsy to Americana tunes easily, which can be tough with violins. And whenever I've been rough on her (she's got a nice scar from a crazy NYC show to prove it!), Robert has been fantastic in getting her fixed up and turned around for my next show. And perhaps most important of all when it comes to making instruments, after years of knowing him, I know Robert to be a good man and I'm proud to call him a friend."                                    —Alexander Fedoryka, Scythian

Whenever I am looking to purchase a newly constructed violin, I want it to sound good from the start.  The instrument will then only sound better over the years, as it is played.  Robert Kain's violins are among the best sounding new violins I have ever played."                                                                                                                                                                                                --Ken Gehret, professional violinist

"I have been playing Robert Kain violins on stages and in studios for years, and you will not find a better value in a violin.  Bob's violins consistently sound great and look beautiful.  His workmanship is exceptional."                   
                            --Troy Engle, professional musician

"As the audience expects quality in my performance, I expect quality in my instrument.  Whether Bob Kain has completed a repair, refurbished an older instrument, or made one of his own, I know that it will be the difference between a decent performance and a great performance.  A musician's talent and ability is enhanced by the craftsmanship of his or her instrument."
                        --Aaron Wexler, classical performance musician




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         2849 Horseshoe Pike (Lower Level), PO Box 499
Campbelltown, PA  17010
          Phone (717) 838-8732    FAX (717) 838-9206