Welcome to the shop!
Thank you for visiting Applebaum’s. We are a full service violin shop in the business of making, buying and selling fine violins, violas and cellos since 1975. Our skilled violin makers perform the highest quality repair and restoration, and our experienced sales staff can help you find anything to meet your playing needs. Whether you are a beginner or professional, we invite you to explore our fine selection of instruments and accessories. We have developed a particular expertise in the setup and adjustment of cellos, and carry an excellent inventory of cellos for sale.

Please drop in and visit us in our spacious shop at 1948 Pacific Avenue, in the most vibrant neighborhood of downtown Tacoma. Our location offers convenient access and parking, the professional and knowledgeable service you deserve, and a wide range of instruments, bows, cases and accessories.


Tuesday thru Friday
11am - 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm




We are easy to reach from anywhere in the Puget Sound region, as we are located across the street from the first freeway exit to downtown Tacoma.

We are dedicated to excellence. We respect and adhere to a long tradition of art, science and craft in the making of musical instruments.

We also rent and sell instruments for students, and you’ll find useful information and tips for both students and parents here on our site.

Please explore this site to get to know us, our work and our instruments.


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