We realize that playing an instrument is an integral part of the purchase decision. Live exposure provides the richest experience; your own ear, the best judge.

McCluskie Violins and Violas are currently being shown in these fine shops:
Mt. Airy Violins and Bows
Brobst Violin Shop

We also invite you to visit our studio to try a few instruments and meet with Robert W. McCluskie when in the Washington, DC. area.

RW McCluskie Violins and Violas participates in live, hands-on showcase events hosted by University String Departments and Music Centers, such as the Music Center at Strathmore: summer home of the Baltimore Symphony, in Bethesda, MD. These events provide customers with an opportunity to see and play several instruments and meet with the luthier, Robert W. McCluskie. Please contact us to see about bringing McCluskie Violins and Violas to your institution.

Instruments can be shipped to you via UPS or USPS for evaluation. Full payment is required in advance of shipping. We provide full coverage insurance for the approval period but require that you pay the return shipping cost in the event the instrument is returned. Upon receipt and inspection of an unchanged, returned, loaner instrument, refund is made. Approvals for any of our instruments are for one week. Please call us at 301-337-8521 to set up an agreement.

We require that no changes are made to any of our instruments while you try them. If any adjustments are desired, please contact us and we will do our very best to tailor the instrument to your specifications.

RW McCluskie can also create the perfect custom violin or viola for you. Read more about custom work.