20 Places to Buy Violins in New South Wales

June 20, 2016


The New South Wales (NSW) is the most populous state in Australia where Sydney is its capital city, also the most populated city. NSW is home to Australia's largest orchestra and opera company. Since this state is highly active on the world of music, it is also very available in providing musical instruments to local and international. For a particular instrument in the violin family, about 20 violin shops are established in NSW.  So for string players and musicians who wanted to buy bowed instrument, below shows a list of these shops. Check out their available details for more information.




1. The Sydney String Centre



A leading specialist of stringed instruments such as violins, violas, cellos and double basses since its establishment in 1991 in Sydney. They have a good selection of instruments from Europe, Asia and Australia along with a range of strings, accessories and print music. The three luthiers in the shop can provide restoration and repair services with their more than 50 years of experience in this field.


Website: https://www.violins.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneystringcentre
Address: 314 High St, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9417 2611
Fax: +61 2 9417 2711
Email: enquiries@violins.com.au


2. Sydney Violins



This shop is owned by Zai Sheng, both a violin player and violin maker for more than 10 years now. Kept in stock are instruments and accessories mostly imported from China. Most violins are based from the 18th century Stradivari and Guarneri violins offered to beginner and professional string players. In addition, repair services are also provided.


Website: http://www.sydneyviolins.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneyviolins
Address: 38 Snape St, Kingsford NSW 2032, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9349 5828
Email: violins@sydneyviolins.com.au


3. A R Irwin Violins



For over 25 years, they specializes in the sell and repair of violins, violas and cellos suited to all abilities of stringed players across Australia, South East Asia and Oceania. They also provide a full range of bows and accessories such as cases, strings and many more. Allen Irwin is the violin maker who owns the shop along with the professional bow maker, James (Jim) Ellender. 


Website: http://irwinviolins.com.au
Address: 208A New South Head Rd, Edgecliff NSW 2027, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9363 0203
Email: irwinviolins@hotmail.com


4. Logans



As Sydney's oldest piano specialist which started in the year 1920, they can be a general musical instrument shop offering musical instruments including guitars, violin, viola, cello, brass and woodwind in all leading brands. They are also recognized as one of the largest suppliers of print music in Sydney. 


Website: http://www.loganspianos.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loganspianos
Address: 250 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW 2134, Australia
Tel: (02) 9744 2400
Fax: (02) 9747 3028
Email: enquiries@loganspianos.com.au


5. Lespets and Camden Fine Violins



This shop can offer an excellent range of antique and new stringed instruments and bows for all string players. They can provide a full range of services including instrument making, restoration, set up and maintenance. Antoine Lespets and Linda Lespets are the violin maker and restorer who works along with Lily Camden, a professional violinist and teacher.


Website: http://www.lespetscamdenviolins.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lespets-Camden-Fine-Violins-120737281386396
Address: 13 Doncaster Avenue, Entry via, Carlton Lane, Kensington NSW 2033, Australia
Tel: 02 96 63 49 38
Email: contact@lespetscamdenviolins.com.au


6. Violin Place



After working for famous violin shops in UK and any places in the world, the qualified luthier named James Robinson started this violin shop in Chatswood, New South Wales specializing in the sales, repair and restoration services of string instruments including violin, viola, cello, bass and their bows. Musicians and string player from overseas also prefer his instruments because of his excellent craftsmanship and taking care of the bowed instrument and their bows. 


Website: http://www.violinplace.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViolinPlace
Address: Suite 202, The Bentleigh Tower, 1 Katherine St, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
Tel: +61 413 875 284
Email: info@violinplace.com.au  


7. KG Instruments



KG Instruments International specializes in manufacturing orchestral stringed instruments, bows, accessories and violin making tools available to every Australian and international string players. High standard instruments are crafted by skilled stringed makers expert in traditional European methods. Members of staffs are both professional violin makers and classical musicians that can provide suitable instruments to their customers.


Website: http://kginstruments.com
Address: 18/2 Bishop St, St Peters NSW 2044, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 9517 4868
Fax: +61 (0)2 9517 4896
Email: info@kginstruments.com


8. Pings Strings



For more than 10 years, this shop caters string players mostly from Australia and China. They sell and repair instruments in the violin family including the bows and accessories suitable in all budget. The resident bow maker, Mr. Cao, provides a range of modern bows along with the professional instrument makers and repairers supplying the instruments in the shop.


Website: http://stringforsale.com.au
Address: Suite1/9 Railway Street, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9411 4514
Email: yepingniu@gmail.com


9. The Violin Centre



Robert Tepper is the musician and instrument repairer who founded The Violin Centre in early 1980s dealing in fine stringed instruments and accessories. They provide the popular Amadeus violin, viola and cello available to all levels of string players. Aside from the sales of their supplies, they also buys any stringed instrument and bows. Examination of an old violin is free of charge.


Website: http://www.violincentre.com.au
Address: 1/776 Pacific Hwy, Gordon NSW 2072, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9499 4330
Email: sales@violincentre.com.au


10. The Violinery



The Violinery is a dealer and restorer of bowed instruments since 1972. They provide a range of instruments, accessories, strings, cases and music sheet. Their services include the repair and set up of instruments as well as bow repairs and fine restorations.


Website: http://theviolinery.com.au
Address: Suite 4/ The Colonnade, 2 Kochia Lane, Lindfield NSW 2070, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9416 8351
Email: mail@violinery.com.au


Blue Mountains


11. Adele Beardsmore & Alan Coggins



One of the finest makers of orchestral instrument is an English violin maker and repairer, Adele Beardsmore. She is an expert in this field with more than 20 years of experience from England and The Netherlands before moving to the Blue Mountains, near Sydney, Australia. Alan Coggins is a writer, photographer, web designer and also the partner of Adele. He was a constant contributor of The Strad Magazine and wrote the book entitled Violin and Bow Makers of Australia in 2009.


Website: http://abcviolins.com.au
Address: 30 Gardiner Cres, Blackheath NSW 2785, Australia
Tel: (02) 4787 6369
Email: adelebeardsmore@gmail.com


Illawarra Region


12. Illawarra Violin Repair



John Johnston is the expert luthier who specializes in violins, violas, mandolins and cellos used by string players across Australia and abroad. He also carry out repair and restoration services and guarantees high standard of his instrument as well as keeping the originality of varnish and wood of valuable instruments. Every instrument is produced to be suitable to any players along with the case and their bows.


Website: http://www.johndjohnston.com.au
Address: 42 Tombonda Dr, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia
Tel: (02) 4263-9973
Email: john@johndjohnston.com.au


Southern Highlands


13. Goodfellow Violins



The violin, viola and violoncello maker in this shop, Peter Goodfellow, is an award winning maker inspired from classical Italian masters combined with modern ideas. Traditional working methods are also used to maintain the traditional aspects of his works. The violins are also from models of Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu. Check out his online site for more details


Website: http://www.goodfellowviolins.com
Address: 28 Etheridge St, Mittagong NSW 2575, Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 478 966948
Email: pgoodfellowvn@gmail.com


Hunter Region


14. Hunter Valley Violins



Hunter Valley Violins is the largest supplier of stringed instruments in Newcastle, Hunter Region. Over 15 years, it has been of service to Hunter Valley and the neighbouring areas specializing in fine violins, violas, double basses and cellos mostly with brands such as Gliga, Enrico, KG, Jean-Baptist Collin-Mezzin, Herman Dolling JR, H. Dennis and many others. Davis Robertson operates the shop and has been the maker and repairer from small tweak to full services of instrument. Kept in stock too is a range of strings including Pirastro (Obligato, Piranito, Tonica, Eva Pirazzi Gold), Jargar, Infeld Thomastik (Dominance, Spirocore), Larson, etc.


Website: http://www.huntervalleyviolins.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hunter-Valley-Violins-Strings-Network-183225411888
Address: 507 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
Tel: 02 49 27 0700
Email: david@huntervalleyviolins.com.au


15. Foleys Pianos



This music store has the most supply of Grand and Acoustic Pianos and also the number one online music store in Australia. Aside from Pianos, they have a stock in the orchestral section of some Yamaha, Bond, and Nuova instruments and accessories. They are also one of the stores in Australia where their leading brands of instruments are available for try out.


Website: http://foleyspianos.com.au
Address: 689 Hunter St, Newcastle West NSW 2302, Australia
Tel: 02 4926 1466


Central West Region


16. Sophia's Strings



Sophia's Strings provide suitable stringed instruments to every string players, whether handmade that will suit their customer's taste or items already available in stock. Peter Francis Reid is the violin maker and repairer of instruments inspired from the classical period with tonal quality and sound projection offered in a very reasonable price.


Website: http://www.sophiasstrings.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SophiasStrings
Address: Eastview, 28 Auberson Rd, Orange NSW 2800, Australia
Tel: 0400 837 954
Fax: 02 6360 3711
Email: reidandsons@bigpond.com


17. Lander's Music



Lander's Music is a music shop dealing with a variety of musical instrument and also specializes in local music. For stringed instruments, they are also available for in house repair and restoration of violin, viola or cello but for a more serious servicing, they can help provide proper repair from professional luthier.


Website: http://www.landersmusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/landersmusicorange
Address: 286 Summer St, Orange NSW 2800, Australia
Tel: +61 2 6362 6588
Email: newsletter@landersmusic.com


Mid North Coast Region


18.  Caldersmith Guitars



This shop is one of the oldest buildings in Comboyne operated by Graham Caldersmith. He is a full time luthier sice 1978 and mainly known as one of the pioneers of the Australian lattice-style guitars. He has also a reputation in the making of violin family instruments.


Website: http://www.caldersmithguitars.com
Address: 12 Main St, Comboyne NSW 2429, Australia
Tel: 61 2 6550 4068


19. Glenn Wilson



Since 1996, Glenn Wilson specializes in the making of acoustic and electric violins and acoustic guitars both in traditional and modern design. He can also help in the repairs of any stringed instrument. His online site displays items that are currently for sale. Check out details below.


Website: http://glennwilsonviolins.com
48 Home St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia
Tel: 0424 488 836
Email: glennopenno@gmail.com


20. Oviolin


Oviolin, our shop, though not situated within the vicinity of the New South Wales, however, had always been ready to serve and deliver to any parts of this place! So for those interested violin, viola and cello buyers, don't miss checking out our collection. Here's our violin catalogue for more details. 


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