We specialize in fine, handmade, new, and antique violins, violas, cellos, and basses. Founded in 1978, William Harris Lee & Co. has grown to become the world’s largest and most respected maker of fine stringed instruments.

In our shop on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, our luthiers craft violins, violas, and cellos of incomparable quality, using tools and techniques that have been passed down through centuries of violin-making traditions. 

410 South Michigan Avenue
Studio 560
Chicago, Illinois 60605
(312) 786-0459, ext. 111
(800) 447-4533


In addition to our master instruments we offer:

  • expert repair and restoration

  • workshop tours

  • recitals and master classes

  • fine antique instruments and bows

  • premium stringed instrument rentals

  • cases, strings, and accessories