Zeswitz is a music store that most Berks Countians recognize, but some of you may remember when one of the locations was in downtown Reading on the 800 block of Penn Street.
Zeswitz was founded in 1923 by Philadelphia native William “Bill” Zeswitz Sr. According to Zeswitz’s website he was, “master luthier and maker of world-class violins, and founded the company to serve the Reading Symphony Orchestra and musicians in the area.”
The business became widely known for its rentals and school services department which was one of the first in the United States to provide such services. It is still at the forefront of the industry. Now the business is located at 100 Gibralter Road in Exeter Township.