About Us

At Valley of the Sun Violins, we believe that our customers should always come first, and we are dedicated to meeting their needs.

Valley of the Sun Violins opened in July of 2007. Owner Angelo Eftimeo previously was a bow salesman selling better quality Pernambuco bows to violin shops around the USA. Mr. Eftimeo felt that there was a need for another violin shop in the Phoenix metro area and decided to open one. He utilized his many contacts and friendships with shops around the country to get the best pricing and quality of merchandise for his customers.

Angelo Eftimeo learned to play the cello at Kino Jr. High School in Mesa, AZ in the 1960's from long-time East Valley teacher William (Bill) Engelsman.

We are located in beautiful Tempe, AZ where Scottsdale and Tempe meet. To show that the world is indeed round, while Mr. Eftimeo has traveled extensively and has lived in Chicago (Mt. Prospect), Washington State (Toledo), and Hawaii (Makakilo) his shop is located less than 4 miles from Hohokam Elementary School in Scottsdale, where Mr. Eftimeo attended 1st through 3rd grade.