The Baroque Violin Shop is the oldest violin shop in the Cincinnati area. The owner Paul J. Bartel has over 40 years of experience in the industry. Paul started the Baroque Violin Shop over 40 years ago in 1974. The shop is located in the historic Carrie-Jessup House, built in 1805 as a single family home by a veteran of the revolutionary war. Paul purchased the building in 1990, which at the time was being used a veterinary office.
Since then the business has grown and two more buildings were purchased to better serve our customers. The Smith-Jessup house now serves as our main office. Paul purchased an old hardware store located next door and transformed it into a full service repair shop with multiple sales rooms and practice spaces.