CK Violins

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1888 Kalakaua Ave,Suite C 308

Honolulu, HI

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We really had no idea what we were getting into when lookin for a Cello for our son. Fortunately, the owner was very thoughtful and gave us some instructions on what to look for in a Cello. He spent a lot of time with us educating us and helping us to find the right instrument. He also helped us to get the instrument to fit our budget. He was great! I know we will go to CK Violins agian for our future needs. Thank you CK!!

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We really had no idea what we were getting into when lookin for a Cello for our son. Fortunately, the owner was very thoughtful and gave us some instructions on what to look for in a Cello. He spent a lot of time with us educating us and helping us to find the right instrument. He also helped us to get the instrument to fit our budget. He was great! I know we will go to CK Violins agian for our future needs. Thank you CK!!

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This was the first time to get my violin, I didn't have any knowledge about violins and not know which should I pick for my self. Well they found the right violin for me. They helped me in a very kindly and patient way. CK violins is a great place. No other store is better than this!

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This was the first time to get my violin, I didn't have any knowledge about violins and not know which should I pick for my self. Well they found the right violin for me. They helped me in a very kindly and patient way. CK violins is a great place. No other store is better than this!

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Store: What really draws me in to CK Violins is comfort. Once I step in to Mr. Nicholas Zou's shop, I see neat rows of violins and violas hanging in cabinets, and to my left, rows of cellos carefully arranged in reasonable order. The entire store is clean, organized, and even chic! To the right of the store are several private rooms where lessons are occasionally held. Everything is open and "exposed," so to speak; the glass walls reveal the tidiness of the store. If I were a potential customer, I'd definitely be interested in at least stepping in to CK because it's neat and spacious. There are even sofas and a coffee table for you! "Upgrading" to the Landmark shop on Kalakaua Avenue has been a great decision - the store is now much more spacious than before at its Ward Avenue location.

Quality: I'm a violist, so I don't have the best knowledge on the quality of CK's violins or cellos, but I can say that, in the years that I've been to CK, not once have I been disappointed about my instrument or the quality that CK provides. Even my beginner instrument played well (and looked good)! To purchase an instrument, whether it be your first or sixth, is an exciting moment, but it is also a very serious one that should require some thought. With this in mind, I'm glad that CK allows me to test, or try out, several instruments of my choosing (or on CK's recommendation) before I commit to any viola. Prices vary depending on the type, quality, and brand of instrument, but from my experience, there's a "right" instrument for everyone of all levels (string players at least!).

Service: In the times I've been to CK, there have been few employees, maybe only two. However, Mr. Nicholas Zou, the owner, is always there (at least, in the times I've been there), and he's very dedicated and helpful to providing quality service! Mr. Zou is courteous and meticulous about his work. Not only are the repairs and services efficient, but they are also of high quality. In other words, CK doesn't get things done fast. It makes sure that its customers' needs are fully met. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Overall, I not only enjoy CK's service, but I also enjoy just being physically in the store because of its comfort and space (and air conditioning)! I'm sure that first time customers will be impressed by CK Violins. I know I was, and I still am!

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Store: What really draws me in to CK Violins is comfort. Once I step in to Mr. Nicholas Zou's shop, I see neat rows of violins and violas hanging in cabinets, and to my left, rows of cellos carefully arranged in reasonable order. The entire store is clean, organized, and even chic! To the right of the store are several private rooms where lessons are occasionally held. Everything is open and "exposed," so to speak; the glass walls reveal the tidiness of the store. If I were a potential customer, I'd definitely be interested in at least stepping in to CK because it's neat and spacious. There are even sofas and a coffee table for you! "Upgrading" to the Landmark shop on Kalakaua Avenue has been a great decision - the store is now much more spacious than before at its Ward Avenue location.

Quality: I'm a violist, so I don't have the best knowledge on the quality of CK's violins or cellos, but I can say that, in the years that I've been to CK, not once have I been disappointed about my instrument or the quality that CK provides. Even my beginner instrument played well (and looked good)! To purchase an instrument, whether it be your first or sixth, is an exciting moment, but it is also a very serious one that should require some thought. With this in mind, I'm glad that CK allows me to test, or try out, several instruments of my choosing (or on CK's recommendation) before I commit to any viola. Prices vary depending on the type, quality, and brand of instrument, but from my experience, there's a "right" instrument for everyone of all levels (string players at least!).

Service: In the times I've been to CK, there have been few employees, maybe only two. However, Mr. Nicholas Zou, the owner, is always there (at least, in the times I've been there), and he's very dedicated and helpful to providing quality service! Mr. Zou is courteous and meticulous about his work. Not only are the repairs and services efficient, but they are also of high quality. In other words, CK doesn't get things done fast. It makes sure that its customers' needs are fully met. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Overall, I not only enjoy CK's service, but I also enjoy just being physically in the store because of its comfort and space (and air conditioning)! I'm sure that first time customers will be impressed by CK Violins. I know I was, and I still am!

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We've bought all three violins from CK Violins over the last five years.
Each time, the owner has worked with our daughter's teacher to understand the type of violin we were looking for. He has given us wonderful recommendations, and his service is excellent!
We'll definitely be lifetime customers of CK Violins.

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We've bought all three violins from CK Violins over the last five years.
Each time, the owner has worked with our daughter's teacher to understand the type of violin we were looking for. He has given us wonderful recommendations, and his service is excellent!
We'll definitely be lifetime customers of CK Violins.

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I am now a proud owner of a beautiful instrument from C K Violins. The owner, Nicholas was so patient and willing to work with me during my search for a violin that would better serve my needs at music school. He has been very considerate with my family's purchase and even threw in a free violin case and bow. I found just what I was looking for at C K Violins. I love the quality and personality of my instrument and I look forward to practicing on it even more!

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I am now a proud owner of a beautiful instrument from C K Violins. The owner, Nicholas was so patient and willing to work with me during my search for a violin that would better serve my needs at music school. He has been very considerate with my family's purchase and even threw in a free violin case and bow. I found just what I was looking for at C K Violins. I love the quality and personality of my instrument and I look forward to practicing on it even more!

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I've shopped at CK Violins for 15 years and have purchased or traded in approximately 13 violins and cellos. Each time my daughters (I have 5) outgrew their instruments, I knew I could count on CK Violin to help us find a bigger, better sounding instrument. Nicholas, the owner is never intimidating and always makes time and treats you as his most important customer no matter how large or small your purchase. He never charges extra for bows or cases and even throws in freebies like stands, donuts, and rosins. He even replaced broken bows at no charge. If you need repairs done on your instrument, just give him a call and schedule a time and he'll try to have it fixed quickly while you wait. He has also provided repair at no charge for all our instruments over the years. I've also shopped at another violin shop and have purchased a couple of violins from them, but the service is not the same. One suggestion is always take your child's teacher along to help you find the best sounding instrument within your price range. CK Violin has an excellent rapport with many string teachers on the island. In our case, our teachers called ahead to let Nicholas know what they're looking for in regards to quality, price, and size; and each time he picked out a range of instruments for our teacher and my child to try out at our convenience. You can't ask for better service anywhere else.

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I've shopped at CK Violins for 15 years and have purchased or traded in approximately 13 violins and cellos. Each time my daughters (I have 5) outgrew their instruments, I knew I could count on CK Violin to help us find a bigger, better sounding instrument. Nicholas, the owner is never intimidating and always makes time and treats you as his most important customer no matter how large or small your purchase. He never charges extra for bows or cases and even throws in freebies like stands, donuts, and rosins. He even replaced broken bows at no charge. If you need repairs done on your instrument, just give him a call and schedule a time and he'll try to have it fixed quickly while you wait. He has also provided repair at no charge for all our instruments over the years. I've also shopped at another violin shop and have purchased a couple of violins from them, but the service is not the same. One suggestion is always take your child's teacher along to help you find the best sounding instrument within your price range. CK Violin has an excellent rapport with many string teachers on the island. In our case, our teachers called ahead to let Nicholas know what they're looking for in regards to quality, price, and size; and each time he picked out a range of instruments for our teacher and my child to try out at our convenience. You can't ask for better service anywhere else.

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CK Violins has been the "go to" shop when it comes to string instrumental repair or buying a new instrument. Whether you are a new student searching your first violin or you are a professional looking for a new instrument CK Violins is the shop to go to because they will take good care of you.

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CK Violins has been the "go to" shop when it comes to string instrumental repair or buying a new instrument. Whether you are a new student searching your first violin or you are a professional looking for a new instrument CK Violins is the shop to go to because they will take good care of you.

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Unlimited service violin shop. This past Saturday, I was at ck violins for my cello that I purchased years ago. The owner was so busy with a lot of families, but he manages to make a lot of time for me to adjust the sound post and touch up the cello. He also explained how to take care of my instrument daily. Every time I go to this shop, I feel that I am welcome and I always get my business done right there. All the services since I purchased the cello were free. I highly recommend this friendly professional shop.

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Unlimited service violin shop. This past Saturday, I was at ck violins for my cello that I purchased years ago. The owner was so busy with a lot of families, but he manages to make a lot of time for me to adjust the sound post and touch up the cello. He also explained how to take care of my instrument daily. Every time I go to this shop, I feel that I am welcome and I always get my business done right there. All the services since I purchased the cello were free. I highly recommend this friendly professional shop.

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My wife became interested in learning to play the violin so we headed to CK Violins at its former location by Ward avenue. Upon entering, the friendly proprietor, Nicholas welcomed us and made us feel comfortable as we took our time to browse the wide array of instruments that are available for rental or purchase. Once we expressed interest in obtaining a starter violin he recommended that we rent one so she could start playing with only a small investment. She was so delighted with the brand new violin that he offered us that by the time the second installment was due she decided to buy it outright. CK Violins applied the amount of the previous monthly installments toward the purchase. We have since been regular customers at CK where Nicholas is always eager to help us with his unparalleled expertise and friendly advise.Our most recent visit led us to their new location at the Waikiki Landmark building at the end of Ala Wai ave. where we were happy to find Nicholas in his new and spacious shop very attentively helping many young school band virtuosos while the technician in the workshop fine tuned a high end violin for one of Honolulu's prestigious professional musicians.
I highly recommend CK Violins to anyone seeking qualified professional services and friendly personalized attention for their violins and other string instruments and don't forget to see the ornately painted russian balalaika thas is in the display glass case among the violins, it's a beauty!

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My wife became interested in learning to play the violin so we headed to CK Violins at its former location by Ward avenue. Upon entering, the friendly proprietor, Nicholas welcomed us and made us feel comfortable as we took our time to browse the wide array of instruments that are available for rental or purchase. Once we expressed interest in obtaining a starter violin he recommended that we rent one so she could start playing with only a small investment. She was so delighted with the brand new violin that he offered us that by the time the second installment was due she decided to buy it outright. CK Violins applied the amount of the previous monthly installments toward the purchase. We have since been regular customers at CK where Nicholas is always eager to help us with his unparalleled expertise and friendly advise.Our most recent visit led us to their new location at the Waikiki Landmark building at the end of Ala Wai ave. where we were happy to find Nicholas in his new and spacious shop very attentively helping many young school band virtuosos while the technician in the workshop fine tuned a high end violin for one of Honolulu's prestigious professional musicians.
I highly recommend CK Violins to anyone seeking qualified professional services and friendly personalized attention for their violins and other string instruments and don't forget to see the ornately painted russian balalaika thas is in the display glass case among the violins, it's a beauty!

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I have been coming to CK violins for over 4 years!! The owner is nice, the shop is neat and beautiful. It is a great place to buy a string instruments like a vilolin, cello, and viola. I always get great services for my violin. I strongly recommend this store!!

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I have been coming to CK violins for over 4 years!! The owner is nice, the shop is neat and beautiful. It is a great place to buy a string instruments like a vilolin, cello, and viola. I always get great services for my violin. I strongly recommend this store!!

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I came to CK Violins in 7th Grade, new to Orchestra and unsure I would find a violin. Nicholas, the owner, was attentive and encouraging, with an eye for what you want. I immediately bought my violin for 2.5k and will gladly and proudly show it off on the mainland as I continue playing in College :). CK Violins has variety and I admire Nicholas' dedication. 20 years now, and you will always be helped and greeted by him personally when you walk through the door.

Nicholas and those of CK Violins are easily located by Ward, and I'm sure we can agree the incredible favor he does for us musicians and students.
-Susan

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I came to CK Violins in 7th Grade, new to Orchestra and unsure I would find a violin. Nicholas, the owner, was attentive and encouraging, with an eye for what you want. I immediately bought my violin for 2.5k and will gladly and proudly show it off on the mainland as I continue playing in College :). CK Violins has variety and I admire Nicholas' dedication. 20 years now, and you will always be helped and greeted by him personally when you walk through the door.

Nicholas and those of CK Violins are easily located by Ward, and I'm sure we can agree the incredible favor he does for us musicians and students.
-Susan

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I think this is one of the best place to get your string instruments like violin, cello, and viola. They give you good costumer service, cheap prices for good quality instruments, and let you play the instrument for you to try. Since the owner is a professional violinist and celloist they can suggests on what fits for you. They also help people who never played before. CK Violins also have lesson books, accesesories, and other equipments for your instruments. What's good is that they can fix your instrument when something is wrong or parts that has been fallen apart or broken. I've came to this place for 3 years. And he never upsets me even once. If you need help in anything about your instrument, call CK Violins.(808) 589-1188.

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I think this is one of the best place to get your string instruments like violin, cello, and viola. They give you good costumer service, cheap prices for good quality instruments, and let you play the instrument for you to try. Since the owner is a professional violinist and celloist they can suggests on what fits for you. They also help people who never played before. CK Violins also have lesson books, accesesories, and other equipments for your instruments. What's good is that they can fix your instrument when something is wrong or parts that has been fallen apart or broken. I've came to this place for 3 years. And he never upsets me even once. If you need help in anything about your instrument, call CK Violins.(808) 589-1188.

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CK Violin has given me a great violin that I use for school performances. The violin they gave me helped me make a great sound during concerts and practice. Also the lessons here are very helpful. The lessons here are indivisual so they can help you with school music and other music you can recieve from them. These lessons will help you improve on your postures, your intonation, your fingering, and many others. CK violins also help you fix your violin or cello. They can fix from cases to the violin or cello to the bow or strings. They also have great quality of cellos and violin. They can introduce you to many different violins and cellos. Also they can show you and let you experience the violin or cello before you dicide to buy it. You can also buy rosins, bows, strings, CDs, shoulder rests, music books, and many more. CK Violin is the place to go if you need a violin or cello, need fixtures on them, private lesson, or an item for your instrument. CK Violin is a great store and I would recommend this to anyone who has an intrest for string instruments.

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CK Violin has given me a great violin that I use for school performances. The violin they gave me helped me make a great sound during concerts and practice. Also the lessons here are very helpful. The lessons here are indivisual so they can help you with school music and other music you can recieve from them. These lessons will help you improve on your postures, your intonation, your fingering, and many others. CK violins also help you fix your violin or cello. They can fix from cases to the violin or cello to the bow or strings. They also have great quality of cellos and violin. They can introduce you to many different violins and cellos. Also they can show you and let you experience the violin or cello before you dicide to buy it. You can also buy rosins, bows, strings, CDs, shoulder rests, music books, and many more. CK Violin is the place to go if you need a violin or cello, need fixtures on them, private lesson, or an item for your instrument. CK Violin is a great store and I would recommend this to anyone who has an intrest for string instruments.

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CK violin is a great place to buy your violin from. They have great service and when your violin grows to small for you, they will let you trade your violin for a different size. There prices are also unbeatable. They supply everything you thing you need. Also, when your violin breaks, they fix it right away for you. So what are you doing? Get your violin from CK today!

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CK violin is a great place to buy your violin from. They have great service and when your violin grows to small for you, they will let you trade your violin for a different size. There prices are also unbeatable. They supply everything you thing you need. Also, when your violin breaks, they fix it right away for you. So what are you doing? Get your violin from CK today!

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If you don't know Ck Violins theres something wrong with you!It's an awesome store and you should come and visit :) I got a violin from there and it was PERFECT!I fell in love with that violin when I first heard it!They make good quality ones and you should get a violin from there :D I love the store, violins, EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!This is probably the best place in Hawaii to get a good quality violin!I love it!Go and visit cause it's awesome!If you don't go....I will haunt you down!I'm just kidding :P BUt I hope you visit there and get a good quality violin or any other stringed instrement!Thank you!

~Samantha~

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If you don't know Ck Violins theres something wrong with you!It's an awesome store and you should come and visit :) I got a violin from there and it was PERFECT!I fell in love with that violin when I first heard it!They make good quality ones and you should get a violin from there :D I love the store, violins, EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!This is probably the best place in Hawaii to get a good quality violin!I love it!Go and visit cause it's awesome!If you don't go....I will haunt you down!I'm just kidding :P BUt I hope you visit there and get a good quality violin or any other stringed instrement!Thank you!

~Samantha~

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I enjoy taking violin lesson every week at CK violins! The owner is very nice and has great customer service!! CK Volins is AWSOME!!

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I enjoy taking violin lesson every week at CK violins! The owner is very nice and has great customer service!! CK Volins is AWSOME!!

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Over the years that I have been playing the violin, I switched to many different learning centers. However, I always come back to CK Violins. Everything you need for an instrument is here. The service is great as well! I get many compliments on the violins I buy at this store. Whenever I need my instrument fixed, it is quick and easy. Mr.Zou is friendly and easy to converse with as well. I take lessons once a week, and every week, I get feedback and I learn new things. The teachers are experienced and they have a great teaching style. Whether you need a repair, a new instrument, or lessons for your instrument, CK Violins has it.

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Over the years that I have been playing the violin, I switched to many different learning centers. However, I always come back to CK Violins. Everything you need for an instrument is here. The service is great as well! I get many compliments on the violins I buy at this store. Whenever I need my instrument fixed, it is quick and easy. Mr.Zou is friendly and easy to converse with as well. I take lessons once a week, and every week, I get feedback and I learn new things. The teachers are experienced and they have a great teaching style. Whether you need a repair, a new instrument, or lessons for your instrument, CK Violins has it.

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My sister and I have been coming to ck violins for 6 years. I am very happy with the service I had. I borrowed and bought many violins from them. They treat me with a lot of respect and always try their best to provide me with whatever I need.
The people are very amiable and I think their service is the best. So I think they are a very good store.

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My sister and I have been coming to ck violins for 6 years. I am very happy with the service I had. I borrowed and bought many violins from them. They treat me with a lot of respect and always try their best to provide me with whatever I need.
The people are very amiable and I think their service is the best. So I think they are a very good store.

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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I bought my violin at CK Violins. I have been coming to CK Violins at least 3years. I feel excited to get my next violin here!

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I bought my violin at CK Violins. I have been coming to CK Violins at least 3years. I feel excited to get my next violin here!

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C K Violins is undoubtedly one of the only music stores I know, but I can say that there is no other shop that can provide a better service. There is always a plethora of supplies available, and all of the instruments are superb. I purchased my most recent upgrade of violin here, and I feel it was decision I should have made made when I first began learning to play half a decade ago. Furthermore, I've brought my instrument for checkup, and Mr. Zou had told told me there was a slight unglued area that I did not notice, so he repaired it...for free! That's as long as you buy the instrument here (prices are more than reasonable). When I got my instrument back, I found that the shop did more than just repaire the necessity -- they also re-shined my violin! Mr. Nicholas Zou gives more than just customer service; he establishes a more personal relationship with the customer. In fact, if it is your first time visiting C K, there is a very welcoming air about the room. In conclusion, C K Violins is the one and only place for string instruments with an unprecedented care and service -- for anyone with a curiosity to learn to play for the first time, and those who already love playing.

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C K Violins is undoubtedly one of the only music stores I know, but I can say that there is no other shop that can provide a better service. There is always a plethora of supplies available, and all of the instruments are superb. I purchased my most recent upgrade of violin here, and I feel it was decision I should have made made when I first began learning to play half a decade ago. Furthermore, I've brought my instrument for checkup, and Mr. Zou had told told me there was a slight unglued area that I did not notice, so he repaired it...for free! That's as long as you buy the instrument here (prices are more than reasonable). When I got my instrument back, I found that the shop did more than just repaire the necessity -- they also re-shined my violin! Mr. Nicholas Zou gives more than just customer service; he establishes a more personal relationship with the customer. In fact, if it is your first time visiting C K, there is a very welcoming air about the room. In conclusion, C K Violins is the one and only place for string instruments with an unprecedented care and service -- for anyone with a curiosity to learn to play for the first time, and those who already love playing.

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I went to CK violins a few days ago and the service there was just great! Mr. Zou found the perfect cello for me, and found me a teacher too. He even played a few cellos for me to see which kind of sound I liked. He was very patient when I was choosing my cello. He took a lot of time to tell about the cello to me and my parents so we can be little more familiar to it. My family and I are very happy. You should go to CK VIOLINS.

P.S. I found CK violins through my youth symphony friends and my school mates. They are all happy just like me.

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I went to CK violins a few days ago and the service there was just great! Mr. Zou found the perfect cello for me, and found me a teacher too. He even played a few cellos for me to see which kind of sound I liked. He was very patient when I was choosing my cello. He took a lot of time to tell about the cello to me and my parents so we can be little more familiar to it. My family and I are very happy. You should go to CK VIOLINS.

P.S. I found CK violins through my youth symphony friends and my school mates. They are all happy just like me.

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I went here today to purchase a violin. I was blown away. The manner in which I was treated is second to none. Nicholas is great. There was no pressure at all. He gave me his card and said to come back at another time if I wanted to go home and think about it, showed me several different violins, all in different price ranges, and even let me play on a few that we both knew were way out of my price range. Long story short, I ended up with an old German violin that looks a little weathered, but plays a nice deep beautiful sound. After going here, I will never go anywhere else. Best shop I have ever been in.

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I went here today to purchase a violin. I was blown away. The manner in which I was treated is second to none. Nicholas is great. There was no pressure at all. He gave me his card and said to come back at another time if I wanted to go home and think about it, showed me several different violins, all in different price ranges, and even let me play on a few that we both knew were way out of my price range. Long story short, I ended up with an old German violin that looks a little weathered, but plays a nice deep beautiful sound. After going here, I will never go anywhere else. Best shop I have ever been in.

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I was recommended CK Violins by my violin professor at my University. She has been a long time friend of Nicolas and is a professional violinist herself. CK Violins is without a doubt the best music store I've ever had the pleasure to be a customer of. Nicholas is very knowledgeable about his instruments and knows how to match his customers with the perfect instrument. Nicholas is an extremely kind and generous person and he has single-handedly allowed me to pursue my musical dreams. He offered an very flexible payment schedule without which, I would never be able to acquire a new instrument after my previous instrument was stolen. Without the kindness of this firm, I would have been forced to drop out of the music program at my university. The quality of the violin is unsurpassed for its price and its price was quite reasonable. My experience with CK Violins was very positive and I'm sure any prospective customers will receive the same experience that I did.

I would highly recommended CK violins for any musician both amateur and professional!

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I was recommended CK Violins by my violin professor at my University. She has been a long time friend of Nicolas and is a professional violinist herself. CK Violins is without a doubt the best music store I've ever had the pleasure to be a customer of. Nicholas is very knowledgeable about his instruments and knows how to match his customers with the perfect instrument. Nicholas is an extremely kind and generous person and he has single-handedly allowed me to pursue my musical dreams. He offered an very flexible payment schedule without which, I would never be able to acquire a new instrument after my previous instrument was stolen. Without the kindness of this firm, I would have been forced to drop out of the music program at my university. The quality of the violin is unsurpassed for its price and its price was quite reasonable. My experience with CK Violins was very positive and I'm sure any prospective customers will receive the same experience that I did.

I would highly recommended CK violins for any musician both amateur and professional!

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I??m a professional musician and teacher in Hawaii. I send all of my students to CK Violins. Not once has Nick tried to take advantage of inexperience, nor has he attempted to up sell or coerce my students into acquiring something that was not right for their needs. Hands down his shop consistently offers the best value in Honolulu: high quality instruments for students to professionals at the most competitive and affordable prices. I??m very pleased with a $2000 Chinese-made violin I bought from him 8 years ago that plays and sounds better than instruments 5x its price??it has even been mistaken on 2 occasions for a modern Italian.

I give CK Violins 2 hearty thumbs up for excellent service, quality and affordability.

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I??m a professional musician and teacher in Hawaii. I send all of my students to CK Violins. Not once has Nick tried to take advantage of inexperience, nor has he attempted to up sell or coerce my students into acquiring something that was not right for their needs. Hands down his shop consistently offers the best value in Honolulu: high quality instruments for students to professionals at the most competitive and affordable prices. I??m very pleased with a $2000 Chinese-made violin I bought from him 8 years ago that plays and sounds better than instruments 5x its price??it has even been mistaken on 2 occasions for a modern Italian.

I give CK Violins 2 hearty thumbs up for excellent service, quality and affordability.

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I recently moved from Boston and CK Violins has proved to be the best violin shop on the island for sales and repairs of string instruments. I have had continuous success with any business I have done with them; be it repairs, rentals, and appraisals. I go back regularly and am always given top-notch service at very reasonable prices. The owners are extremely kind, helpful, and knowledgeable, and I am very happy with all work they have done on my instrument, as well as my students' instruments. This shop competes with some of the best shops in Boston and New York City.

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I recently moved from Boston and CK Violins has proved to be the best violin shop on the island for sales and repairs of string instruments. I have had continuous success with any business I have done with them; be it repairs, rentals, and appraisals. I go back regularly and am always given top-notch service at very reasonable prices. The owners are extremely kind, helpful, and knowledgeable, and I am very happy with all work they have done on my instrument, as well as my students' instruments. This shop competes with some of the best shops in Boston and New York City.

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I cannot recommend CK Violins highly enough! My experience with Nicholas, the owner, has been overwhelmingly positive over the more than four years I have had the pleasure of knowing him. Beginners and professionals alike are fortunate to have such a learned violinist as a resource in Honolulu.

I visit the shop in regular intervals to have the violin I play looked at and touched up whenever necessary. Nicholas??s ear is comparable to that of any seasoned professional violinist and after small sound post adjustments and other work, the violin always comes out sounding even better than before.

CK Violins is in a very nice and easy-to-find location and parking has never been a concern. The shop is stocked with a wide selection of instruments and accessories for the beginner and the professional. Nicholas is a very generous person who strives his very best to make a personal connection with each of his customers. He enjoys doing business with all his clients and his desire to satisfy all of his customers?? needs is abundantly evident in the time he devotes to each of them. Everyone I know who has purchased a violin from CK Violins has been very pleased and I recommend the shop to anyone who asks.

A spectacular violinist himself, Nicholas understands the needs of his customers. Among Nicholas??s illustrious former violin teachers is Peter Salaff of the world-renowned Cleveland Quartet; Peter Salaff has often told me of the respect he has for Nicholas??s tremendous talent as a violinist and his deep and abiding love for his former student. How lucky we are to have CK Violins in Honolulu; a true gem!

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I cannot recommend CK Violins highly enough! My experience with Nicholas, the owner, has been overwhelmingly positive over the more than four years I have had the pleasure of knowing him. Beginners and professionals alike are fortunate to have such a learned violinist as a resource in Honolulu.

I visit the shop in regular intervals to have the violin I play looked at and touched up whenever necessary. Nicholas??s ear is comparable to that of any seasoned professional violinist and after small sound post adjustments and other work, the violin always comes out sounding even better than before.

CK Violins is in a very nice and easy-to-find location and parking has never been a concern. The shop is stocked with a wide selection of instruments and accessories for the beginner and the professional. Nicholas is a very generous person who strives his very best to make a personal connection with each of his customers. He enjoys doing business with all his clients and his desire to satisfy all of his customers?? needs is abundantly evident in the time he devotes to each of them. Everyone I know who has purchased a violin from CK Violins has been very pleased and I recommend the shop to anyone who asks.

A spectacular violinist himself, Nicholas understands the needs of his customers. Among Nicholas??s illustrious former violin teachers is Peter Salaff of the world-renowned Cleveland Quartet; Peter Salaff has often told me of the respect he has for Nicholas??s tremendous talent as a violinist and his deep and abiding love for his former student. How lucky we are to have CK Violins in Honolulu; a true gem!

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CK Violins is a top notch, full service violin shop. I'm a very active private violin teacher in Honolulu and I send all of my students to this shop. CK has instruments in all price ranges from a few hundred dollars for my beginning students up-to and beyond the $30,000 old Italian violin that I purchased for myself from his shop. All of my students are happy with the instruments they are playing.An excellent repair shop as well. I had an accident with my old Italian violin that involved 5 huge cracks on the top. CK repaired the violin so well it actually sounded better than before. I would wholeheartedly recommend this shop to anyone in Honolulu.

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CK Violins is a top notch, full service violin shop. I'm a very active private violin teacher in Honolulu and I send all of my students to this shop. CK has instruments in all price ranges from a few hundred dollars for my beginning students up-to and beyond the $30,000 old Italian violin that I purchased for myself from his shop. All of my students are happy with the instruments they are playing.An excellent repair shop as well. I had an accident with my old Italian violin that involved 5 huge cracks on the top. CK repaired the violin so well it actually sounded better than before. I would wholeheartedly recommend this shop to anyone in Honolulu.

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I have found CK violins to be a full service shop for all of my violin repair, sales, and rental needs. I recently had CK do work on my modern American violin. CK planed, the fingerboard, adjusted the bridge, restored a missing corner, and polished the instrument. The work was beautifully done and my fiddle has never sounded better.

I really appreciate the CK owner Nicholas Zhou is a fine violinist who has spent years performing and teaching. He truly understands what we need as performers, teachers, and parents and he delivers every single time.

Whether you are a professional musician, advanced student, or the parent of a very young beginner, CK violins has both the knowledge and understanding to take care of your instrument needs.

Tips: Call ahead and CK can prepare to meet your needs before you even reach the store!

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I have found CK violins to be a full service shop for all of my violin repair, sales, and rental needs. I recently had CK do work on my modern American violin. CK planed, the fingerboard, adjusted the bridge, restored a missing corner, and polished the instrument. The work was beautifully done and my fiddle has never sounded better.

I really appreciate the CK owner Nicholas Zhou is a fine violinist who has spent years performing and teaching. He truly understands what we need as performers, teachers, and parents and he delivers every single time.

Whether you are a professional musician, advanced student, or the parent of a very young beginner, CK violins has both the knowledge and understanding to take care of your instrument needs.

Tips: Call ahead and CK can prepare to meet your needs before you even reach the store!

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I had my original Roth (1928) overhauled by CK, and the results were astounding. His technicians fashioned a new soundpost which opened up the tone tremendously and made my instrument much easier and more rewarding to play. The work was done quickly and efficiently at a very competitive price. I have also purchased accessories at the shop.

Nicholas knows his business. He is an experienced musician who is familiar with all types of violins. He has contacts overseas and recommended an excellent repair person who did great work for me while I was on the mainland. I always recommend him without reservation to my string-playing friends and acquaintances who visit or reside in Honolulu.

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I had my original Roth (1928) overhauled by CK, and the results were astounding. His technicians fashioned a new soundpost which opened up the tone tremendously and made my instrument much easier and more rewarding to play. The work was done quickly and efficiently at a very competitive price. I have also purchased accessories at the shop.

Nicholas knows his business. He is an experienced musician who is familiar with all types of violins. He has contacts overseas and recommended an excellent repair person who did great work for me while I was on the mainland. I always recommend him without reservation to my string-playing friends and acquaintances who visit or reside in Honolulu.

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I am a foreigner, and I don't live in Hawaii but I recommend CK VIOLINS. The owner is a wonderful person, and his service is great.He knows what he is doing. The selection of instrument is great, too. The wide range of selection--Italian, German, French, American, student type, etc.. His repair is great, too. The bow re-hair was next day for me. It was fast and carefully done.I recommend CK VIOLINS to every one!

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I am a foreigner, and I don't live in Hawaii but I recommend CK VIOLINS. The owner is a wonderful person, and his service is great.He knows what he is doing. The selection of instrument is great, too. The wide range of selection--Italian, German, French, American, student type, etc.. His repair is great, too. The bow re-hair was next day for me. It was fast and carefully done.I recommend CK VIOLINS to every one!

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NIcholas and his wife gave a wonderful presentation to our student body of about 450 students. Most of the children do not have the opportunity to see the violin being played up close. This time they did, and they also got to touch and look at one! When you go in for new strings, get a new bow, or pick up Suzuki Books,Nicholas always gives top notch service! They are a great staff!

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NIcholas and his wife gave a wonderful presentation to our student body of about 450 students. Most of the children do not have the opportunity to see the violin being played up close. This time they did, and they also got to touch and look at one! When you go in for new strings, get a new bow, or pick up Suzuki Books,Nicholas always gives top notch service! They are a great staff!

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I highly recommend CK Violin Store. It is the only place where I have had wonderful one on one customer assistance by the owner himself! Nick takes the time to invest quality time in each of his customers. He spends time playing instruments and sharing, demonstrating and educating the customer what they are getting for each price range. I have had many parents come out of his store feeling excellent because of his assistance! His instruments are also very good quality and not over priced.

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I highly recommend CK Violin Store. It is the only place where I have had wonderful one on one customer assistance by the owner himself! Nick takes the time to invest quality time in each of his customers. He spends time playing instruments and sharing, demonstrating and educating the customer what they are getting for each price range. I have had many parents come out of his store feeling excellent because of his assistance! His instruments are also very good quality and not over priced.

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I have dealt with CK Violins and have always found Nicholas and his
staff
most helpful with my, as well as my students', instru-
mental needs; strings and accessories are readily available and
Nicholas
can also prepare instrument appraisals and adjust/ repair
violins and bows as needed. If, for any reason he cannot personally
assist you, he quickly networks through his contacts
on the mainland to address your concerns. I highly recommend CK
Violins-- goods and services for the professional and student
musician.

C.S. Hazzard

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★★★★★

I have dealt with CK Violins and have always found Nicholas and his
staff
most helpful with my, as well as my students', instru-
mental needs; strings and accessories are readily available and
Nicholas
can also prepare instrument appraisals and adjust/ repair
violins and bows as needed. If, for any reason he cannot personally
assist you, he quickly networks through his contacts
on the mainland to address your concerns. I highly recommend CK
Violins-- goods and services for the professional and student
musician.

C.S. Hazzard

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wow... did the owner like not raise your sound post or something?? doesnt even make sense???? They would do that for free.. and they would give free stuffs sometimes if you buy something or if u are a regular customer.. .i like got a mute for free.. and there service is really good. I went there to change my bow hair once and they would tell me to change it later and all and look at my violin to see if there are any problems.. the service and all .. its very good

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wow... did the owner like not raise your sound post or something?? doesnt even make sense???? They would do that for free.. and they would give free stuffs sometimes if you buy something or if u are a regular customer.. .i like got a mute for free.. and there service is really good. I went there to change my bow hair once and they would tell me to change it later and all and look at my violin to see if there are any problems.. the service and all .. its very good

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CK Violins is the most complete and professional shop in Hawaii. I have had my italian instrument restored there and know of many fine italian instruments having had major resoration there all with excellent results. Just look in the shop to see all the pictures of major artists that have visited there; Sarah Chang, Hillary Hahn, Pinchas Zuckerman, Elmar Oliviera..the list goes on and on. They have the best selection of instruments ranging from student instruments to old italian master instruments and the best advice and service in Honolulu.

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CK Violins is the most complete and professional shop in Hawaii. I have had my italian instrument restored there and know of many fine italian instruments having had major resoration there all with excellent results. Just look in the shop to see all the pictures of major artists that have visited there; Sarah Chang, Hillary Hahn, Pinchas Zuckerman, Elmar Oliviera..the list goes on and on. They have the best selection of instruments ranging from student instruments to old italian master instruments and the best advice and service in Honolulu.

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As a long established string teacher in Honolulu, I have recommended CK Violins to many of my students, and without exception they have been very happy with the instruments they have purchased there. The instruments are well adjusted, easy to play, and have really good tone, in every price range. CK Violins stands behind its instruments and its customers, and provides prompt expert service on their instruments whenever it is needed.

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As a long established string teacher in Honolulu, I have recommended CK Violins to many of my students, and without exception they have been very happy with the instruments they have purchased there. The instruments are well adjusted, easy to play, and have really good tone, in every price range. CK Violins stands behind its instruments and its customers, and provides prompt expert service on their instruments whenever it is needed.

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I went to this place when my sound post fell inside my cello and the owner had no respect for me and just scoldly told me he was busy. I asked him where else I can go to just simply raise my sound post and he said thers is none around the area. So i packed my instrument and left and found the Music Center of Hawaii right around the corner! So I checked it out. They raised my sound post for free and replaced it for free! They had excellent service with kind employees unlike Ck Violin. I would highly recomend THe music center of Hawaii. They offer friendly service and offer a variety of instruments for band and orchestra. Go visit Music center of Hawaii
they offer a much more better customer service. Have a good day!

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I went to this place when my sound post fell inside my cello and the owner had no respect for me and just scoldly told me he was busy. I asked him where else I can go to just simply raise my sound post and he said thers is none around the area. So i packed my instrument and left and found the Music Center of Hawaii right around the corner! So I checked it out. They raised my sound post for free and replaced it for free! They had excellent service with kind employees unlike Ck Violin. I would highly recomend THe music center of Hawaii. They offer friendly service and offer a variety of instruments for band and orchestra. Go visit Music center of Hawaii
they offer a much more better customer service. Have a good day!

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I have bought two instruments from CK Violins. A violin for my daughter and a cello for my wife. The selection of instruments is impressive as is knowledge of the owner (a former member of the Honolulu Symphony). If you are looking to buy a violin, viola or cello... there is no other store on island I would recommend more highly.

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I have bought two instruments from CK Violins. A violin for my daughter and a cello for my wife. The selection of instruments is impressive as is knowledge of the owner (a former member of the Honolulu Symphony). If you are looking to buy a violin, viola or cello... there is no other store on island I would recommend more highly.

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I've only been in here once and I was kind of over intiminated by the guy who works and owns the shop. He scared me because he had me play in front of him and then he critiqued the way I played and how I should by a different violin bow from him. My violin teacher loves Music center of Hawaii and doesn't like this place because he thinks the guy is lying and doesn't actually make the instruments. I had lots of friends who bought instruments from here and they say they love it. So I guess its all about who you talk to.

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I've only been in here once and I was kind of over intiminated by the guy who works and owns the shop. He scared me because he had me play in front of him and then he critiqued the way I played and how I should by a different violin bow from him. My violin teacher loves Music center of Hawaii and doesn't like this place because he thinks the guy is lying and doesn't actually make the instruments. I had lots of friends who bought instruments from here and they say they love it. So I guess its all about who you talk to.

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As a proud owner of a beautifully sounding viola from the CK Violins, I find it an excellent store with extremely great service. I come here whenever theres a problem with my instrument, and I feel like Im always welcome. The first time

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As a proud owner of a beautifully sounding viola from the CK Violins, I find it an excellent store with extremely great service. I come here whenever theres a problem with my instrument, and I feel like Im always welcome. The first time

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We've bought 3 violins from CK Violins over the last five years. Each time my daughter outgrew her violin, we have been able to trade our old violin in for the bigger size. The owner of CK Violins is very knowledgeable. He worked closely

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We've bought 3 violins from CK Violins over the last five years. Each time my daughter outgrew her violin, we have been able to trade our old violin in for the bigger size. The owner of CK Violins is very knowledgeable. He worked closely

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The owner there is super nice and gave me excellent services. I can trust that store very much. The violins I bought from them 3times that each violin make beautiful sound ever.

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The owner there is super nice and gave me excellent services. I can trust that store very much. The violins I bought from them 3times that each violin make beautiful sound ever.

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I've shopped at CK Violins for 15 years and have purchased or traded in approximately 13 violins and cellos. Each time my daughters (I have 5) outgrew their instruments, I knew I could count on CK Violin to help us find a bigger, better

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I've shopped at CK Violins for 15 years and have purchased or traded in approximately 13 violins and cellos. Each time my daughters (I have 5) outgrew their instruments, I knew I could count on CK Violin to help us find a bigger, better

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CK Violins has been the "go to" shop when it comes to repairing an instrument or buying a new instrument. Whether you are a new student searching your first violin or you are a professional looking for a new instrument CK Violins is the

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CK Violins has been the "go to" shop when it comes to repairing an instrument or buying a new instrument. Whether you are a new student searching your first violin or you are a professional looking for a new instrument CK Violins is the

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