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Teton Music Pianos, Strings and Sheet Music

Ideal violins for beginning through advanced players


About Howard Core Company

Teton Music is a proud authorized dealer of Howard Core string instruments, cases, bows, strings and accessories. Howard Core company is a family business founded by Howard and Myrna Core and has been in business since 1976. 

Howard Core company specializes in all stringed instruments including violins, violas, cellos and accessories and are available in over 1,800 violin shops and music stores across North America. The company prides itself in representing the finest string makers and manufacturers in the world. The Howard Core Company brands, such as Johannes Köhr, have attained a reputation for honest value and excellence. They have 40 employees, all with one goal – to continue to provide the best service and finest products available.


Where are Howard Core violins made?

Every violin and other string instrument is handmade from aged wood through rigorous quality standards by skilled luthiers around the world and then setup and tonally adjusted in their Alabama workshop. 

What are Howard Core Violins Made From?

Every violin made by Howard Core is made of quality materials. From their student and entry level violins to professional models. Materials include maple back and sides, spruce top, inlaid purfling, and ebony fingerboard, pegs and endbutton. A French bridge also comes standard and quality, rich strings.

Instrument Pricing

Howard Core offers instruments for beginners through professionals at reasonable pricing. Their prices range from $420 to $8,500.



All Howard Core instruments include a one-year warranty on the instrument body, bridge, pegs, chinrest, endpin/endbutton and tailpiece. 

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