About Our Shop


Welcome to K.C. Strings Violin Shop!


We are proud to be of service to string players throughout America for over 25 years!



About Our Shop

Our mission is to empower string players
and help create a vibrant strings community.

•K.C. Strings began with Misha and Anton Krutz envisioning creating a world-class violin shop in Kansas City. Misha had a passion for repairing string instruments, Anton a skilled luthier. In 1992 K.C. Strings officially opened its doors to serve the needs of the string community, and grew into a full service shop with one of the largest selections of instruments in all price ranges within the Midwest. We cater to string players (violin, viola, cello, bass) from student to professional.


•K.C. Strings specializes in having an expert sales staff that is passionate about music and serving you. They are unique in catering to the needs of student violin, viola, cello, and bass players as well as professionals locally and nationally. If you are looking to rent or purchase, we can help find the ideal instrument for you.


•Our repair department is staffed by a team of European and American craftsmen with over 300 years combined professional experience. We can restore your instrument and bow to their best condition.


•K.C. Strings offers string instrument lessons on site with a roster of talented and professional studio teachers who teach all levels of players, along with a Music hall which seats 70 people for concerts, camps, and master classes.


•K.C. Strings has been featured on:

Your passion inspires ours.

National Geographic KCTV 5 KMBC 9 Kansas City Star Fox 4 News The Business Journal KCUR Washington Times


Other Services


Serving students to professionals, we would love to be of service to you.

Violins  • Violas  • Cellos • Basses  • Bows   • Cases

 • Instrument Rentals  • Online Sales  • Repair & Restoration  

Sheet Music   • School Orders   • Gift Certificates   • Trade Ins  


Greetings from all of us at K.C. Strings Violin Shop!

Violin Making Presentation for a School Orchestra.

The K. C. Strings Store (Our main shop, in Merriam)


Main Shop - Merriam


K.C. Strings Main Shop in Merriam 


K.C. Strings Violin Shop
5842 Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS 66003


(913) 677-0400  info@kcstrings.com


Monday through Friday 1:00   pm to  6:00  p.m.,

Saturday 10:00  am to  4:00  p.m.,

Central Time zone.  

Note: K.C. Strings in Merriam is Closed on Sunday.


K.C. Strings virtual tour video is a compilation of pictures from the Google virtual tour of our retail shop. Please see our Google Virtual Tour just below.


The K. C. Strings Store..."Look Inside" the Shop! - Google Panorama

The Front Desk


Some Merriam Shop Violins


Merriam Shop Instrument Repairs In Progress


Some Merriam Shop Basses and Cellos


The Merriam Shop