JC Strings, is a collaboration between two lifelong musicians and craftsmen. Cezar Mateus and Joseph Melillo have a long friendship based on their shared passion for music and fine instruments. Providing finely tuned, high quality stringed instruments for all levels of musicians has been our goal, as we have built and repaired violin family instruments for many years. Through relationships with several manufacturers throughout Europe, Asia, and America we have a unique opportunity to expand our sales and rentals to a broader market. This expanded service will also allow us to continue to support music programs in our local public and private music institutions.
Our business provides a full spectrum of services for the string family all from our new retail location in the heart of Mercer County, New Jersey. We offer fine violins, violas, cellos and their bows for sale and rental. From antique to contemporary, our instruments are crafted around the world: Romania, Germany, Italy, Poland, France, China and America.
All of our instruments are professionally adjusted in our shop to exacting specifications, using European and American strings (Thomastik, Pirastro, Larsen, D'Addario) and hand cut bridges from Germany(Bausch) and France (Despiau, Aubert). Our shop is led by master luthier Cezar Mateus, European trained, with over 25 years of full time experience and international recognition. Cezar has been providing custom instruments for some of the world's greatest performers for many years.
We cater to all string players' needs – young players, advanced students, and accomplished professionals. We take great pride in our craftsmanship, from expert restoration of antique instruments to everyday maintenance such as bow rehairing and sound adjustments. JC Strings offers high quality services at a fair, affordable price.