16 Best Places for Quality Violins in Victoria

June 20, 2016


In the south-east of Australia, Victoria is geographically the smallest state with Melbourne as the capital city. Even though the state has the smallest area, it still comprises several music stores specially within Melbourne, the second most populous city in Australia. For any string players wanted to buy instruments in the violin family, below is a compilation of violin shops in Victoria. Look through these various places to acquire any preferred stringed instrument.




1. Alex W Grant Violins



A fully qualified violin maker, Alex Grant, started this business in the year 1996. He works with instruments from the classical and modern period. The workshop is dedicated in the repair and restoration of antique violins, violas and cellos owned by some of the finest musicians in Australia and other countries.


Website: http://www.grantviolins.com.au
Address: 26 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 9417 4930
Fax: +61 (0)3 9417 4980
Email: admin@grantviolins.com.au


2. The Violineri



This shop is established in 1986 by Brenton Fyfield in Richmond. Last 2012, it is relocated to Box Hill, thus, for more than 25 years, they are well known for serving the string players of Australia. They specializes in the buy and sell as well as in the full repair service of bowed instruments. They are also available for bow rehairs and repairs.


Website: http://www.theviolineri.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theviolineri
Address: 979 Canterbury Rd, Box Hill VIC 3128, Australia
Tel: 03 9899 6552
Email: service@theviolineri.com


3. David S. Brown



Aside from becoming a maker of shakuhachi, David Brown is also a violin luthier. Though he is very interested in working with shakuhachi, he makes violins with the same standards with his other products using Australian hardwoods. In addition, he is available for the repairs and restoration services of all stringed instruments.


Website: https://sites.google.com/site/dbshak/home
Address: Hillcrest Ave, Eltham VIC 3095, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9439 9699
Email: dbshak@gmail.com


4. Violin-World / Allegri



Violin World has moved to Niddrie in Keilor Road as well as renamed to Allegri in their new location. They specializes in the sales, restorations, evaluations and repairs of violins, violas, cellos, double basses and other stringed instruments. The master luthier is John Ferwerda who has been in this business for over 50 years now. They also provide music lesson on all levels, in all styles and for all ages. For more details, check out their old and new website below.


Website: http://www.violin-world.com or http://allegri.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allegriviolins
487 Keilor Rd, Niddrie VIC 3042, Australia
Tel: 9379 9199
Email: allegri@outlook.com


5. Atelier Puglisi



One of Melbourne and Australia's leading centres for stringed instruments providing repair and restoration services of double basses, violins, violas and cellos. Their customers not only cater local string players but also musicians internationally. They also offer the buy and sell of instruments in a very affordable price range and highest quality possible of workmanship.


Website: http://www.atelierpuglisi.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Atelier-Puglisi-Violins-Cellos-307795669242574
Address: 40 Church St, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9853 9525
Fax: +61 3 9853 1477
Email: bass@atelierpuglisi.com


6. Leon Petroff



Leon Petroff was once a violin player and became as one of Australia's finest violin makers working in the Cremonese traditions. For over 30 years of experience in this field, he is an expert from the fine adjustment to a complete restoration of stringed instruments. Hence, members from the Melbourne Symphony orchestra are mostly the visitors in his studio. 


Website: http://www.leonpetroff.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leon.petroff
Address: 70 Patterson Rd, Bentleigh VIC 3204, Australia

61 3 9557 5111
Email: violins@leonpetroff.com.au


7. Melbourne Music Centre



This musical equipment retail store is a family owned business in Melbourne, Australia. They aim in providing musical instruments and equipment with good quality, playability, reliability and in an affordable price. They also operate through an eBay account and online sales division. Their highly experienced staff are always available to assist any purchase. Check out contact details below for more information.


Website: http://www.melbournemusiccentre.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melbournemusic.centre
Address: 525 North Rd, Ormond VIC 3204, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9578 2426
Email: info@melbournemusiccentre.com.au


8. Cranbourne Music Melbourne Store



This music store is a family run business and Melbourne's largest independent music store providing a great range of musical instruments and accessories in some of the world's leading brands. They offer required instrument to all musicians from beginners to professional players. For more information, visit their online site cited below.


Website: http://www.cranbournemusic.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cranbournemusic
Address: 204 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Tel: +61 1300 272 626
Email: sales@cranbournemusic.com.au


9. GH Music


GH Music is owned and run by musicians for musicians providing all needs of musical instrument for an affordable price. They are also the leading online music store in Australia. For violin players, violins in GH Music feature brands such as Enrico, Gliga, and Raggetti. The in-house luthier provide the setting up of the instrument.


Website: https://www.ghmusic.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghmusicflemington
Address: 100 Mt Alexander Rd, Travancore VIC 3032, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9372 6664


10. Music Junction Blackburn



For over forty years, Music Junction started as a music school and became as one of the most trusted music retailer in Australia. This store owns 2 branches, the Camberwell and Blackburn store. While Camberwell specializes in guitars, amps, accordions, brass and woodwind, Blackburn store can provide pianos, brass, woodwind, and orchestral stringed instruments. Their staffs are all working musicians available for any kinds of services of musical instruments.


Website: http://www.musicjunction.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musicjunctioncam
Address: 159 Whitehorse Rd, Blackburn VIC 3130, Australia
Tel: (03) 9877 5200
Email: blackburn@musicjunction.com.au


11. Caulfield Music Centre



Since its establishment in 1975, this business started from a small shop and became into the music school, retail store and rehearsal studios in the Caulfield South of today. They kept in store quality standard of instruments assured to satisfy customer for years. They also have a healthy stock of pre-loved musical instruments available at low prices. In addition, every instrument are provided with available and appropriate services. Check out their website for more details.


Website: http://www.caulfieldmusic.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Caulfield-Music-Centre-147211631994895
Address: 766 Glen Huntly Rd, Caulfield South VIC 3162, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9528 1162
Email: music@caulfieldmusic.com.au


Northern Victoria


12. Rainer Beilharz



Master Violinmaker, Rainer Beilharz, specializes in the making of professional grade violins, violas and cellos in Australia. He began his violinmaking career in 1982 at the age of 18. Since then, he develop his expertise in this field and also acquired awards in his works. To set an appointment, email and contact number are provided below.


Website: http://www.rainerbeilharzviolins.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rainer-Beilharz-Violin-Maker-184668711546919
Address: 29 Fryers St, Guildford VIC 3451, Australia
Tel: 03 5473 4404
Email: rainer@rainerbeilharzviolins.com.au


13. Gregory Violins



Appointment is necessary when Steven Gregory, the violin maker, is needed regarding any stringed instruments. He can provide repairs and restoration as well as bow rehairing services at reasonable price range. He is available in service with regular pickups/deliveries to Melbourne and anywhere in between.


Website: http://www.gregoryviolins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gregory-Violins-130421890319285
Address: 181 Retreat Road, Spring Gully (Bendigo) Vic 3550, Australia
Tel: 0434 351 240
Email: info@gregoryviolins.com


Barwon South West Region


14. Oxygen Music



This musical instrument store offers a wide range of musical instruments, print music and accessories. They can provide from a variety of manufacturers and leading brands available to all abilities of musicians and instrument users. For more information of products in stock, check out the details provided below.


Website: http://www.oxygenmusic.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OxygenMusicGeelong
Address: 261 Moorabool St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
Tel: 03 5223 1724
Email: sales@oxygenmusic.com.au


Western Victoria


15. Midwest Music



Glen Simpson owned and managed this store offering top quality products at competitive prices. Kept in stock are all kinds of musical instruments specially a ranged of stringed instruments such as violins, violas, cellos and double basses. Mid West music also provide music lessons to all levels of players and though they are operated locally, they support many organizations, schools and education sectors.


Website: http://midwestmusic.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midwestballarat
Address: 6 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350, Australia
Tel: (03) 5331 6436
Email: midwestmusic@ncable.net.au


16. Oviolin


Our shop, Oviolin, is always available in delivering to any places in the Australian state, Victoria, even if we are not based in this neighbourhood. If you are a player or musician in need of instrument in the violin family, don't hesitate to look at our collection. Here is our violin catalogue.


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