Quality Intruments for the Discerning​

Welcome to Georgetown House of Strings, we are specialized in selling and repairing stringed instruments.​

Distributor of Thomastik Infeld, Pirastro and Jargar Strings.​​

All strings are imported directly from string manufacturers in Europe.

Quality Assurance and Trusted Service


Quality Speaks for Itself​​

Crafted from only the finest materials and exhibiting unparalleled craftsmanship, each of our violins is meticulously constructed using premium pine wood. Experience the difference in quality that sets our instruments apart.


Reliable Storefront​​

With a rich history spanning over two decades in the music industry, we’ve proudly served students, musicians, music schools, and institutions alike. From our local brick-and-mortar store to our extensive online presence, our dedication to excellence remains steadfast.


Passion for Music​​​

Our unwavering passion for music fuels every aspect of our business. Whether you’re embarking on your musical journey or a seasoned performer, we’re committed to empowering you to reach your full artistic potential.


Shop with Confidence

Browse our diverse range of products with the assurance of warranties accompanying every purchase. Trust in the authenticity and reliability of our local store, ensuring peace of mind with every transaction.

Visit Us @ Georgetown House of Strings

Georgetown House of Strings

55 Rangoon Road, 10400 Georgetown, Penang Malaysia

Tel/Fax: +6 04 226 2155


Testimonial by Professor. Dr Micheal Gruber

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About Us

Georgetown House of Strings was previously known as Excel Art Trading, which was started in 2000 by Mr.Lai Kong Loke, a cellist graduated from Germany. The shop is located in Georgetown, Penang’s historic center and fort, a beautiful city that blends the old and new. We promote our own quality handcrafted instruments (Excel Strings) and accessories for advanced music students and professional musicians, and also the Distributor of Jargar Strings and Thomastik Infeld Strings. We provide excellent after sales service, organize exhibitions for vintage instruments, including instruments by Italian makers and hold workshops conducted by violin makers(on instrument care and violin making). We handle local and international purchasers. Musicians and customers are welcome to test our instruments and enquire.

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