We are excited to welcome Dale Cockrum into the Miami String Family!

We’re Your Preferred String Shop in South Florida

In December, we hired Dale Cockrum, as our full-time Master Luthier. If you’ve spent any time in the South Florida area, you may recognize him as the Luthier at Duffy’s Rare Violin Shop. He worked there for nearly 40 years. Although, we’re all sad to see Duffy’s shutter its doors after being a pillar in the orchestral community, we know that every end leads to new opportunities and beginnings.

Who We Are

Miami String opened its doors in 2009 as a mobile, on-demand showroom serving clients all throughout South Florida. We began by providing a service that no one else offered: private in-home showrooms complete with lessons, repairs, and accessories delivered direct to our clients’ doors. Since 2014, we’ve officially opened our own independent showroom and shop with the exclusivity of a ‘by appointment only’ status. You can now book a same-day appointment online.

Miami String Showroom open daily by appointment only
Miami String Showroom open daily by appointment only

Two Luthiers and a Full-Service Shop + Showroom

It’s a new day at Miami String. Dale and Charley are two luthiers now partnering to meet all of your orchestral needs! We are well-known already for being a double bass and cello specialized shop, but now with the help of Dale, we also specialize in violin and viola too!

As you may already know, we are incredibly selective about the kind of inventory we carry in our shop and showroom. We really look into all of our partners’ products, materials, and manufacturing standards before making any new decisions for selling. It’s important that our string instruments are top-quality for our rentals and sales.

Miami String owner, Charles with Dale Cockrum at NAMM 2019
Miami String owner, Charles Winters with Dale Cockrum browsing the exhibit hall at NAMM 2019 in Anaheim, California.

We’re Excited and Most Importantly Thankful to YOU

Thank you for supporting Miami String over the years! We are excited to continue our journey in the South Florida community. 2019 has already been very good to us in our shop and our showroom. If you’re looking to rent, buy, or need to repair an instrument, we’re your shop!

Get in touch with us directly, by calling our office at 786-322-6891 or email us at From all of us at Miami String, we hope to see you soon!

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