Old Address: 627 N Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004
New Address: 936 Huntington Drive, Suite E, San Marino, CA 91108
Phone Number: (323) 466-6293 Fax: (323) 466-6733
Sells and rents only violins, cellos, and violas. No guitars!
Store Hours: by appointment
Forms of Payment: accepts cash and credit cards
Services: repair and restoration of musical instruments, sales, acquisitions, consignment, rentals (cellos, violins, violas), Certificates of Authenticity for instruments, valuation…
History: In 1947, Hans Weisshaar established the company and became the first violin maker and restorer of his caliber in the western United States. He had done restorations of the “Red Diamond” and “The Bass of Spain,” two instruments made by Antonius Stradivari.
Pablo Casals, Mischa Elman, Zino Francescatti, Jascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin, Michael Rabin, Isaac Stern, Heinryk Szeryng and Joseph Szigeti have been among the clients of the Hans Weisshaar company over the years.
First established on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, the Weisshaar workshops moved to their present location on Larchmont Boulevard in 1965. Mr. Weisshaar passed away in 1991, and Georg Eittinger has been head of the company since 2004.
In 2005, the Weisshaar firm opened a branch in Berlin, Germany.