Established in 2009, Offbeats specializes in fine string instruments, lessons, and repair/restoration of all bowed and fretted string instruments. Owners John and Rose Vincent invite you to visit the shop's location in the beautiful downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


With a wide range of instruments and bows ranging from $300-$10,000+, as well as cases, accessories and rentals, Offbeats has something for everyone! Visit the on-site full service repair shop for repairs large and small, from bridges and bow rehairing to complete restoration of fine instruments and bows.


Rose Vincent

Rose Vincent received a B.M. degree in Violin Performance from
the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2004, studying under Nobuyoshi Yasuda. She has taught violin, viola, and cello in the Eau Claire area since 1999, and began an apprenticeship in violin repair in 2005. She has been working in the repair/restoration
field since 2006, as well as acting as independent consultant
for violinists in search of a fine instrument.



John Vincent

John Vincent is an experienced luthier, performer, and teacher with a degree in Bowed String Instrument Repair and Restoration, and Arch-Top Instrument Construction, from Red Wing, MN in 2000. He has repaired instruments in northern MN from 2000 until 2011, when he moved to Eau Claire, WI. In addition to repair, John provides lessons for all ages on fiddle and guitar, and is a builder of fine custom guitars and violins. He is also an experienced performer and leader of country bands in northern MN.