Front Room DisplayKamimoto String Instruments has been serving customers in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1967. We have a world class repair department headed by Jon Li and the company is widely known in the local community as a place to purchase quality and affordable violins, violas, celli (cellos), and basses.

KSI has a wonderful string instrument rental program. We rent violins, violas, cellos (celli) and basses. Insurance is covered in the rentals so if you damage or lose the instrument, there is a deductible and we will replace the instrument for you. The first six months of your rental credit goes towards the purchase of a similar shop instrument.

If you purchase an instrument from us and you decide to upgrade, we offer a 66% trade-in policy. You can apply this credit towards like instruments.

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December 5, 2020


Hello friends!  We just wanted to let you know that we should not be affected by the new Covid restrictions and will continue to be open Tuesday-Saturdays.  At this time we are remaining with our outside service area, unfortunately we cannot let any customers inside the building.  Happy Holidays!  -Kamimoto String Staff


October 6, 2020


Kamimoto String Instruments has updated its store hours and will not be open for business on Sundays and Mondays.

We remain open from 10:00AM – 5:30PM Tuesday through Saturdays.  Please stay healthy and thank you for your continued support.  -Kamimoto Strings


June 1, 2020


Hello everyone! We are currently open for drop off/pick up appointments only due to COVID-19 restrictions.  During this time, repairs and rehairs may take a bit longer as we adjust to the ongoing situation.  Please give us a call at 408-298-8168 to schedule.  We are doing our best to accommodate all our customers.  Thank you for your continued support.  -Kamimoto Strings