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For violin, viola, and cello players


Carl Becker & Son brings five generations of experience and quality to help your instrument and bow sound their best.

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For violin, viola, and cello players


Carl Becker & Son brings five generations of experience and quality to help your instrument and bow sound their best.

Join our email list for updates, events, and the latest info on Paul Becker Shop Instruments. 

 

more than just a violin shop

Our passion at Carl Becker and Son is to ensure all violin, viola, and cello players have an instrument and bow that lets them capture, move, and inspire their audience. Let us know how we can help you:

 
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I'm interested in a new Paul Becker Shop Instrument

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I need repairs for my instrument or bow

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I need paperwork for my instrument or bow 

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I'm looking for a new instrument or bow

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QUALITY + TECHNOLOGY = INNOVATION


Paul Becker is continuing the family tradition of blending hand-crafted quality + technology to bring you a new line of breathtaking instruments. 

Learn more about the new Paul Becker Shop Instruments

QUALITY + TECHNOLOGY = INNOVATION


Paul Becker is continuing the family tradition of blending hand-crafted quality + technology to bring you a new line of breathtaking instruments. 

Learn more about the new Paul Becker Shop Instruments

quality 

Paul Becker learned how to craft and varnish violins, violas, and cellos from his father and grandfather. 

technology 

Paul continues the Becker tradition of using technology to improve the quality and precision of handmade instruments. 

innovation

By blending technology with hand-made crafting, Paul Becker is innovating ways to make the best instruments in the world.

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The Becker Legacy


Five generations of handcrafted instruments. 

Learn more about our legacy

The Becker Legacy


Five generations of handcrafted instruments. 

Learn more about our legacy

Carl Becker & Son wins the 2015 Illinois Family Business Award

Learn more about our history and dedication to instrument making and repair in this video created by Loyola University for the 2015 Family Business Award that Carl Becker and Son won. 

 
 
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We're in this together


Whether you're a student or professional, we have the instruments you need and the expert repair services to help make any instrument sound its best.

Learn more about our repair and restoration services

We're in this together


Whether you're a student or professional, we have the instruments you need and the expert repair services to help make any instrument sound its best.

Learn more about our repair and restoration services

Paul Becker talks violins with Ed Tracy

In this short video, Paul Becker describes the core components of a violin, and types of wood that make up a violin. He also diagnoses some needed repairs for this 100+ year old instrument.