We’re specialists in all aspects of the violin family: violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.We always have an interesting and varied collection of instruments and bows in our showroom to try out. You are able to take instruments on appraisal for one week.
Violins, violas and cellos
Our instruments for sale are in top playing order. Our range includes everything from good quality affordable student models to excellent instruments for discerning professionals. All of our instruments have been set up by our luthiers to ensure optimum playing comfort and to bring out the best potential of the instrument. We guarantee our work for one year after purchase.
We sell bows for violins, violas, cellos and double basses. Our range includes new and restored examples, and including carbon fibre. We have a big range for every type of player, from students to professionals, and stock a full range of small-size student violin bows.
Electric violins and pickups
We have a few electric violins, and we also stock a range of quality pickups, including Baggs and Headway. We can also order in specialist microphones. Cath and Louise bring many years of experience playing in country/folk bands to advise you on electric and amplified instruments.
We stock a comprehensive range of popular strings for violins, viola, cello and double basses, including Pirastro, Corelli, Thomastik and Larsen. We can easily and quickly accommodate special requests. We also stock a good range of smaller sized strings for fractional instruments.
Our accessory range includes just about everything string players require, We have a selection of quality violin, viola and cello cases at very competitive prices; a good variety of quality rosins; shoulder rests including the popular Kun and Wolf ranges; tuning forks, tuners, mutes, wolf eliminators, and much more.
We work with and supply players, teachers and schools throughout New Zealand. We’re happy to send products by post or courier if required (pre-approval required for courier of instruments). We accept payment by internet banking, credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or by cheque.
Repairs, restoration and valuations
Our highly skilled and qualified staff have experience in all kinds of repairs, restoration work and set-up work on instruments. Please bring your instrument for an obligation-free quote. We do not quote over the phone.
Note on double basses: We repair and restore double basses. If you do have a double bass that needs repair, please call first to make an appointment, as we might not be able to store it for you if we have others in the workshop.
Note on collection of complete repairs: Please note that if you have not collected your repaired instrument/bow by three months, we cannot ensure it’s storage or safety thereafter.
Bow rehairs and repairs
We can usually offer a 24-hour bow rehair service, using the best excellent quality bow hair. We can also do all kinds of bow repairs and restoration work. If you require a 24 hour job, please ensure you book first.
We are able to do valuations and quotations for insurance purposes and also for approved insurance repairs. Please call with your needs and we will schedule an appointment for you.