Violins for Intermediate Players
Advancing students developing greater skill and awareness will become increasingly aware of their first instrument's limitations. A beginner's instrument isn't intended to be used long-term; it allows players to learn basic skills competently without costing too much.
Students advancing to Grade 5-8 will be ready for a better violin. Our intermediate violins provide developing violinists with all they need to easily learn more advanced technique and to develop a more refined tone. Each violin is handmade by skilled luthiers and upgraded in our workshop to optimise tone and ease of maintenance
We may be able to part-exchange your first instrument, so do bring it in! If visiting the shop please bring sheet music to play, preferably not too difficult, to enable you to concentrate on the instruments rather than on the music.
We upgrade our violins to a standard that results in violins that are often superior to other brands such as Eastman Strings, Concertante, Young Master, Veracini, Preciso, Melodioso, Nobile, Elysia, Arcadia and Franz Sandner. Please read our 'Setting up for success' article for more information.
Second Hand Violins
Second hand stock changes from week to week, please call 02920 227761 if interested.
Antique and New Instruments
We stock a range of new and antique violins starting at £1000 suited to intermediate players. Please call 02920 227761 to book an appointment.
Assisted Purchase Scheme
If you learn through a county music service, do not order online. See the 'Assisted purchase scheme' page for more details.
For our full range of upgrades, services, repairs and restoration, please click here.