About Us

We Are a Small, Family Business!

Our goal is simple: to make cellists happy. We strive to understand your needs, and to do everything that we can to exceed your expectations. Everyone who works here plays the cello!

Our Shop is located in Santa Barbara CA. If you would like to visit our business and shop in person, we see people by appointment. Please use our 'Schedule a Shop Appointment' link.

We are typically in the shop from 10:30am - 5 or 6 or later most days. Linda is usually in the shop later than that, but it's always best to contact us either using our Get in Touch form or the Chat Now button to see if we can see you after normal schedule hours.

Our Scheduling Hours/Days:
Mondays - CLOSED
Tuesdays - 10:30am - 5:00pm
Weds - 10:30 am- 7:00pm
Thurs - 10:30am - 6:30pm
Friday - 10:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday - 10:30am - 7:00pm
Sunday - 11:00am - 6:00pm

If you do NOT see a time or date on our calendar that works for you, please reach out to us either on Chat or using our Get in Touch form and we can usually accommodate special requests.


Owner, Luthier

Cellist, repair luthier, bow-maker, Linda's passion is cellos and helping musicians with their instruments. An expert at setup, she is sought-out by professional musicians on the West Coast.

Linda West

Bow Restoration

When you send your bow to us for rehair, Randy puts it through the 'spa'; cleaning, polishing and restoring your bow to perfection before Linda rehairs it. He also does our major bow restorations and repairs.

Randy Ward

Sales Manager

Anne is the one who started our website back in 2006. She now manages our sales, inventory, website, packing, shipping and all the other little things that keep a store going.

Anne West

Bow Apprentice

Talented local violinist (and aspiring cellist) Chase is a big help in the shop with violin sales, and is learning bow rehairing and repairs.

Chase Fierro

Repair Luthier Apprentice

Learning the basics of cello setup, bridge-making, etc. His fine playing skills help us to dial in our cello setup work. Ivan is a self-taught cellist and music major at UCSB.

Ivan Law

Website Engineer

Sophia is a fine, local cellist, and all-around assistant in the shop. She has been instrumental in the launch of our new website platform, and helps out in all aspects of our business.

Sophia Prothero

Techie

Discovered wandering the halls of the internet, Dan from Down Under, gives us a hand when things go south! (I just imagine he looks like this but I really have no idea!)
www.gcwebteam.com

Dan the Web Man