Charles RUFINO Violin Maker




Contact Photo By Rick Young Photography Inc., NYC

Contact and Links

Telephone 212-581-6226


You may also see me at my other studio, the Long Island Violin Shop where teachers and their students are the focus, but nevertheless professionals and serious musicians love to visit as well. We are in Huntington, just 30 miles east of midtown Manhattan. We relocated to this beautiful village known as the center of the arts on Long Island in 2008. Our clients love its combination of charm and history in a beautiful setting with easy access by rapid transit or automobile.

If you visit the Huntington studio, some of the unique treasures of Long Island may be worth a side trip. My favorites:

Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, is a few minutes drive.
The Walt Whitman Birthplace, is a charming small museum and interpretive center that is also just a few miles away.
Although we have left Columbus Circle, the best kept secret of the Lincoln Center area is still Gabriel's, at 11 West 60th Street. If you want some of the most delightful dining Manhattan has to offer, call them for a reservation at 212-956-4600 or go to their website:

Here are a few more selected sites which you may enjoy visiting:

Douglas Raguse, Bowmaker

Michael Vann, Bowmaker

Montagnana Books specializes in books, photographs, and collectible items pertaining to the violin family. A fascinating catalog which includes photographs and autographs of famous soloists.