There is no way you can be a musician in Chennai without knowing about Carnatic Musicals. The store in Mylapore is truly a legend: they are an 80-year-old store who are experts at making handcrafting violins. We don’t even need a ‘what makes it awesome’ section for this one, because each violin has a distinct sound and look since they’re all handcrafted. How amazing is that? Ramesh, the store owner says that he gets the wood from Shivagangai Poonga, and then uses it to create various shapes and designs for each instrument. After that, they are joined and stitched with plastic sheets and polished. In addition to making instruments, they also repair them. Whether a knob isn’t working or the G string on your violin broke, you can get it fixed for budget prices at this store. If you want to get a new violin, you can go to the store and speak to Ramesh. The violins are priced from INR 4,000.