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Brobst Violin Shop

A biographical sketch of a very musical family

From the Winter 1996 Issue, Brobst Genealogy News

Ancestor line: Phillip Jacob à Jean Michael à Johannes à Jacob à Jacob à Caleb à , David Ellsworth à Pearl à Loren Allen Brobst à Gerald D. Brobst

Other connection: Marilyn Mosson, Gerald’s sister (who also works in the violin shop) is LuAnn Brobst’s cousin. LuAnn is a Brobst genealogist. Marilyn too is researching our family line.

Brobst Violin Shop

Here are extracts from their web page:

Brobst Violin Shop Fine Instruments & Bows, in its 31st year of doing business offers one of the most extensive collections of instruments and bows available. All instruments and bows are in stock and are immediately available for examination and trial. Clients who are seriously searching for a quality instrument or bow can make arrangements for examples to be sent to them for home trial.

Gerald Brobst is vice president and director of Brobst Violin Shop. He is a violinist, collector and connoisseur, as well as a violin maker with an output of twenty instruments. David Brobst is a violin maker and restorer, collector and connoisseur, with background as an artist, holding the degree of Master of Fine Arts. Sharon Brobst Barnum is a violinist, violin and bow maker, and connoisseur with a degree in musical performance. Graydon Barnum manages business affairs and is a musician holding a degree in music industry. Emily Brobst manages the string music department and is a string teacher.

In addition to their fine instrument department, Brobst offers a wide range of strings and accessories as well as an extensive inventory of string music (5,000+ titles), available at their store or through phone and mail ordering. They further offer harps by Lyon & Healy and Salvi for sale or rental. Recent additions to their accessory line include the Fiddle Caddy, Cello Caddy and Bass Fiddle Caddy, portable stands for violin, viola, cello and bass which are imported and sold exclusively by Brobst (prices and details available on request).

In the Washington, D.C., Metro area, Brobst has long been successful at operating a student instrument rental program which offers high quality European instruments and bows. Several levels of upgrade instrument outfits are available for advancing students with full-value trade-in allowances as a standard policy. New instruments under the labels "Johann Albrecht", "Sofia Amadeus", and "Giuseppe Renaldi" are very popular. A broad selection of turn-of-the-century and early 20th century French, German, American and English instruments is available to choose from.

Brobst Violin Shop's excellent reputation and longevity in the business is the customer's guarantee of a successful and beneficial relationship with their firm.

Brobst Violin Shop is located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Anyone wishing to visit the shop will find it easily accessible, just inside the Capital Beltway from exit 4B, north to exit 2A. Two major airports, Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airport, make travel to Brobst's an easy matter. Also, Amtrak train service to Union Station and the Metro subway can bring customers almost to their front door. Phone or fax will put you in instant contact with this fine violin shop.

Telephone (703) 256-0566 or
Toll-Free US (800) 886-3554
Fax (703) 354-3954

This page was last updated on Monday, 21-Feb-2011 18:18:46 MST
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