Our violin shop has moved to 792 Gladstone Ave.

Posted on | July 26, 2009 | 2 Comments|

We are pleased announce our new workshop in Ottawa’s little Italy opening on August 1. Visit the new convenient location at 792 Gladstone Avenue, next door to the beautiful St. Anthony’s church, just east of Booth Street.

We are having an open house:

When: Saturday, August 1st from 10:00 to 4:00.

Where: 792 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa

download-9 Enjoy some treats from little Italy and see our making and restoration workshop.


We continue to make fine concert instruments. Our recently made violin, a copy of Guarneri Del Gesu used by Yehudi Menuhin was sold to a young violinist who is now studying in London, England.

We also offer the following:

-Restoration and sound optimization on instruments.

-Fine antique instruments – such as Joseph Hel, Lille, France,1892.

-Antique and contempory bows from France, England, Germany, Canada, Brazil and United States.

-Bow rehairing

-A complete range of strings

-Quality cases by Musifia and Bam.

We look forward to seeing you at our new location

For more information visit: http://www.guyharrison.com


2 Responses to “Our violin shop has moved to 792 Gladstone Ave.”

  1. John Cathrae
    October 31st, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

    Hello – I enjoyed looking at your website. I have a 42 year old cello that was played by both my sister and I during our high school years. I am intending to start playing again and obtained the cello from my sister. It turns out the cello neck has separated from the body – well, at least it is obviously loose. The bow needs new hair as well. The instrument was not that expensive but seemed to have a much better sound than the school instruments that we had at the time. Do you think it is worth repairing? I know you deal in very fine instruments, but is this something you can help me with?

    John Cathrae

  2. Albert Woods
    April 22nd, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    Mr Harrison, I have a Copy of an Amati violin, has it any significant value. ? Ab

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    Guy Harrison Violin Maker
    792 Gladstone Avenue
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1R 6X9
    Tel: 613 569 4803

    1997 Silver medal for viola in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2010 Bronze medal for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2014 Workmanship award for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2016 Silver Workmanship medal for cello in the VSA Violin Making Competition, USA.

    Member of the American Federation of Violin & Bow Makers and Violin Society of America.

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