Pernambuco Perfected: SAVE up to 40% off on Bows for Violin, Cello, and Viola

Keller Strings’ Month of Black Fridays
Special Pricing on In-stock Pernambuco Bows
From Germany, Brazil & China
For Violin, Viola, & Cello
Save up to 40%

(Not applicable with any other discounts or equity)
Three days only:
Friday, November 16th
Saturday, November 17th
Sunday, November 18th
Sales Event Hours:
Friday & Saturday 10-4
Sunday Noon-4
View a sampling of our sale bows below!
Fourth generation German makers, W. Dörfler  Bows exercise a maximum of influence to sound, purity, strength and polish of the tone. It is only the Dörfler Bow which enables the art of playing to be put into its true light. Model D017 Pernambuco Octagonal Cello bow: fully lined silver, three-part button. Cello Bow 82g $610. SALE $518.
A best seller from Howard Core comes this sturdy octagonal Violin Bow made in China. The “whalebone” winding is a handsome addition. Solid silver button, and weighs in at 136g $260. SALE $220.
The Brazilian Bow makers from Atelier Casara work  under  Mr. Renato Casara’s personal supervision – he has been making bows since 1998. This significant Cello Bow features a round, pernambuco stick, a half lined frog, with an Mother-of-pearl slide, Large Parisian eye, 3 part button. 81g $595. SALE $475.

VIVA VIOLA! Save 20% on all things Viola…(Cases, Bows, Strings, Rosin, Shoulder Rests)


We have planned some amazing specials for the season.  A different sales offering for you each weekend in November starting NOW!
Save 20% on all things that start with Viola, November 9, 10 and 11…


*Save 20% on all things that start with VIOLA
Ask us about 0% deferred financing through Syncrony Bank

Sales Event Hours:
Savings applied to Online Shop during Sale Days.
This Friday & Saturday 10-4
And Sunday Noon-4

*Only on in-stock merchandise
*Not applicable on leased violas
*Questions? Call us at 504-265-0530


It’s Summertime! & String Summer Camps are in session!

It’s Summertime!

Keep playing all summer long at one of these fantastic string summer programs!


GNOYO’s 10th annual Summer Orchestras Program will

 be  at Loyola University New Orleans! Rehearsals will begin on June 26th and will continue every Tuesday through July 31st, from 6:30-8 p.m. The Final Concert will be held on July 31st at 7:30 p.m. at Roussel Hall and is free and open to the public – invite your family and friends!

No audition is necessary; placement is based on proficiency. Enrollment is on a first-come basis and open to students who play violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, or trombone.

Tuition: $225


The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music (EMCM) is a place where children are at the heart of our mission of training the next generation of New Orleans musicians. We see music lessons and arts education as tools that help young people learn discipline and dedication, and allows them to explore their creativity.

In the Summer, we engage our youth through a wide variety of music, dance, reading and math instruction to enhance and cultivate their creativity.

Enrolled students are provided with an instrument, and all have the opportunity to take beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons in: Piano (mandatory for all students except those taking Dance or Saturday classes, Strings – Violin, Viola and Cello, Guitar – Acoustic and Bass Guitar, Percussion and Drums (weekdays only), Woodwinds, Brass, and more (check out their website for more of their class offerings here!).

All students have an opportunity to participate in recitals at the end of each semester. In addition, the Center is equipped with four practice rooms that allows students to sign up for times to practice in private, soundproof booths.

EMCM proudly serves the 9th Ward and New Orleans East communities. As such, new students must live in one of the following zip codes: 70117, 70126, 70127, 70128, 70129, 70032 and 70122.

Students must be at least 7 years old and no older than 18 years old. No prior musical experience is required.

The registration fee for the Spring, Summer and Fall programs is $30.00 per student. The registration fee is non-refundable. EMCM accepts cash, check or money order. Checks are payable to EMCM or Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.

For more information on enrolling in classes, please call us at 504-940-3400 or e-mail us


• Learn to play an instrument in one week
• Instructed by local professional musicians
• Perform a concert for friends and family
• Enjoy summer fun, arts & crafts, a field trip, and more
• For children who were in Grades K-5 in the 2017-2018 School Year
(children entering Kindergarten in August 2018 will NOT be accepted)

Session 1: June 18-22 Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass (2nd-5th) – Music Fundamentals (K-1st*)

Session 2: June 25-29 Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion (2nd-5th) – Music Fundamentals (K-1st*)

Weekly Tuition $250 ($50 deposit) Instrument, breakfast, lunch & snack daily, field trip, t-shirt, and other camp keepsakes are included!

Episcopal High School (VPAC)
3200 Woodland Ridge
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.



2018 NAAM Show!

We will be attending the 2018 NAAM show this year! Next week, January 24th-30th, we will have special hours as John & Paula travel to Anaheim, CA in search of the latest and the greatest in new string products!


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24th: 10:00a – 2:00p

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25th: 10:00a – 2:00p

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26th: 12:00p – 4:00p

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th (normal hours): 10:00a – 4:00p

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28th (normal hours): 12:00p – 4:00p


We apologize for any inconvenience! Resuming normal hours on January 31st, 10:00a – 6:00p!

The NAMM Show is held in Anaheim, CA every year, and is a platform for music related industries to showcase their products with lots of fascinating exhibits! We will be searching for the latest technology and the coolest instruments! Stay tuned!

The NAMM Show is the definitive platform for the music, sound and event technology communities to unite with the mission of strengthening the music products industry and promoting the pleasures and benefits of making music. Held in Anaheim every January, The NAMM Show offers the latest products from more than 7,000 brands, cutting edge industry education across hundreds of sessions, as well as special events, concerts and experiences where “only at NAMM” moments take place.

Learn more here!

Happy Holidays!

May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season.

Thank you for your business, loyalty, and support.

Holiday Hours:

OPEN Christmas Eve 12-4pm
OPEN December 27th, 28th, 28th, and 30th 10a – 4p
CLOSED Christmas & December 26th
CLOSED New Years’ Eve & New Years’ Day

AMP IT UP! Open House Dec. 2nd 3-6PM


Electric Weekend at Keller Strings!

Open House Dec. 2nd 3-6PM

Performance by Donald Surtain // Wine & Refreshments


VISIT Keller Strings for In-Store Specials

GIVE Inspiration to Your Musician

PLAY  Yamaha Electrics including SILENT CELLO
(Practice Quiet or Play it Loud)

LEARN  How to Play it Loud using our array of

BROADEN  your skills on ACOUSTIC 5-String Violins
or Yamaha 5-String YEV

Realist SoundClip Acoustic Transducer for Violin (LATEST in sound technology from David Gage) $269.99

Realist Copperhead Upright Bass Pickup $220 

Lifeline Bass Pickup $250

Realist Copperhead Cello Pickup $199 

Kremona Violin Pickup Model VV3 $99 

L.R. Baggs for Violin Pickup $209 

Fishman V100 Violin Pickup $119 


Pernambuco Perfected: Savings on Bows for You! Starts Friday @ Keller Strings

Pernambuco Perfected:

Savings on Bows for You!

Bow makers call the heartwood from the Pau Brasil tree ‘Pernambuco’.

The significance of sound on your instrument is advanced by the finesse of your bow. This weekend it is all about the bow!  No carbon fiber,  carbon graphite, or composite material in this sales event!  Also available for order from our Online Shop during Sale Days.
Special Pricing on In-stock Bows
for Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass
Save up to 40%

Three days only:
Friday, November 17th
Saturday, November 18th
Sunday, November 19th

Sales Event Hours:
Friday & Saturday 10-4
Sunday Noon-4

Pernambuco bows made in Germany and Brazil

For private showing or more information, call 504-265-0530

View a sampling of our sale bows below!

 Manoel Francisco, maker since 1995, is without a doubt one of the premier bow makers in Brazil. Elegant finishing and complex craftsmanship are hallmarks of a Manoel Francisco bow. This is a special edition Villaume style bow. Silver tinsel winding, bone tip, lizard-leather thumb-grip. Frog is finished by bowmaker himself.

VIOLIN bow: 62g


Fourth generation German makers, Dörfler Master Bows exercise a maximum of influence to sound, purity, strength and polish of the tone. It is only the Dörfler Master Bow which enables the art of playing to be put into its true light. Model D022 Three Star Master Violin bow: sterling silver.

Violin Bow: 60g


Alfons Riedl is a German made, German Style Bass Bow with a strong but delicate stick. The new lined frog houses salt and pepper hair, which gives the bow more grit! The stick was made circa 1950, and weighs in at 136g $750. SALE $675.

BASS bow: 136g


 The Brazilian Bow makers from Atelier Casara work  under  Mr. Renato Casara’s personal supervision – he has been making bows since 1998. This significant Viola Bow features a round, pernambuco stick, a fully lined frog, with an abalone shell Parisian eye, 3 part button.

VIOLA Bow: 72g


Juliano Oliveira has worked as a bow maker for over 10 years. He is without a doubt an excellent example of the new  generation of Brazilian Bow makers. Aged Pernambuco wood; frogs crafted in Italy with fine finishing by the bow maker, proprietary frog styling, lizard-leather thumb-grip, goldfish slide, silver winding, bone tip, inlayed button.
CELLO Bow: 82g

Luan Ruy has worked as a bow maker since 2005. Perfect craftsmanship and clean work made his bows top quality among bow makers in Brazil. Aged Pernambuco wood; single-eye, half-mounted frog; bone tip, goat-leather thumb-grip, nickel-silver lapping.

Founded in Schonbach, Germany in 1887, the Hofner shop has consistently delivered a superior product. Their bows still bear the founder’s name – Karl Hofner. This Violin bow has an octagonal pernambuco stick with silver fittings. The ebony frog has a mother of pearl slide and a Parisian style eye, which is also mother of pearl.



Started by Alfred in 1932 the Knoll Bow making company has now spanned three generations of Knolls. Alfred Knoll Cello Bow 316C features a round, pernambuco stick, and is sterling silver mounted. The frog is ebony, with a large Parisian eye. The screw is three parts, sterling silver rings, ebony core, and abalone shell button.

CELLO Bow: 80.05g


Stunning Spruce & Magnificent Maple Finance Event Starts Friday!


Stunning Spruce & Magnificent Maple Finance Event Starts Friday!

Special Pricing on Select Cellos and Basses paired with
12 Months of No Interest Financing

Includes 1/4, 1/2, 3/4-sized Cellos In Store!

Friday, November 10th
Saturday, November 11th
Sunday, November 12th

Sales Event Hours:
Friday & Saturday 10-4
Sunday Noon-4

Affordable fresh arrivals of Basses and Cellos… just in time!

*Special No Interest Financing on our magnificent Cellos and Basses if paid in Fullwithin 12 months! Valid only on sale dates.

For private showing or more information, please call 504-265-0530

Come on in for your summer checkup!

Time for your summer checkup!

Have you and your student been considering the possibility of learning a stringed instrument?  The summertime is the best time to start preparing! Come in today to get sized for the instrument of your choice! Check out our rental services here.

& to all our existing customers – Come on in for a checkup! When’s the last time you had your instrument cleaned, or changed your strings, gotten a bow re-hair or a sound post adjustment? Don’t wait any longer!

Father’s Day Weekend Sale and Activities!

Join us for a Unique Father’s Day Outing!

Bring dad in for our bow rehairing demo on Saturday June 17th, 11a-2pm! While you’re here, take advantage of our weekend specials!

Get 10% off complete string sets in store and online June 16th-June 18th!

You will need THIS special code to receive the discount, fathersdaystringsale! Check out our selection of strings here!

Special pricing on entry level outfits for you or your student!*


Johannes Kohr K500 Violin (with Evah Pirazzi strings) // Carbon Fiber Violin Bow // Heritage Deluxe Challenger Violin Case

List $808 Our price $649

Novizio SU354 Violin // CFX Braided CF Violin Bow  // Courier Violin Case Moel 547 Case

List $758.99 Our price $609

Novizio SU03  // J. Remy Bow Brazilwood Violin Bow// Heritage Deluxe Challenger Case

List $668 Our price $535

Scherl & Roth R101E4 // CFX Braided Carbon Fiber with infused blue Violin Bow  // GEWA Bios Shaped Case

List $669 Our price $535

Ton Klar Herrman German Used Violin // Jacques Remy Model 2187F Pernambuco Violin Bow   // Metro Oblong Violin Case

List $1,074.95 Our price $859 


Yamaha Student 15″ Viola Outfit

List $865 Our price $699


Johannes Kohr Cello K515C //  Herman Luger Pernambuco Cello Bow  // Protec Deluxe Gig Bag

List $2,648 Our price $2,100 

Eligible for financing!

*Existing rental equity is not applicable to the purchase of these outfits.*

Bow Re-hairing Demonstration on June 17th!

Bow Re-hairing Demonstration on June 17th!

Saturday 17th 11:00am – 2:00pm 

Come watch Paula, our bow expert, in action while she re-hairs bows! She will go through the process step-by-step and describe the goings-ons to her audience. Refreshments will be provided for audience members to enjoy!


Anniversary Weekend: Celebrating 4 years here in New Orleans!

Anniversary Weekend: Celebrating 4 years here in New Orleans!

Yesterday, June 1st, was the first day we opened up shop in New Orleans back in 2013, and we want to take a minute to say thank you to all of our customers! We couldn’t have done it without you, and we certainly appreciate your business! Thank you for supporting local businesses, and we look forward to our future together!