24 Sites to Buy Violins in New Zealand

July 12, 2016


New Zealand is a country with 16 regions and comprises of places such as Wellington as its capital city and Auckland as the most populous city. New Zealand industry has a diverse of small companies specially music stores that can help the needs to music related items and services. Aside from it, violin shops in particular are established to provide violin family instruments to musicians and players around the country and beyond. So for those looking for violin shops at New Zealand, browse through the compilation below before buying you're preferred instrument.




1. The Stringed Instrument Company



This business has been the longest running and most respected violin family specialists in Auckland. They offer particularly the older European instruments, strings, and accessories for all level of players. Their skilled and qualified team is known in their service in all kinds of repairs and restoration.


Website: http://stringedinstrument.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestringedinstrumentcompany
Address: 16 Charles St, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Tel: (09)630 8421
Fax: (09)630 8426
Email: info@stringedinstrument.co.nz


2. Hewitt's - Violin & Guitar Shop



Hewitt's shop offers the sales, rental and repairs services of beginner to advanced level instruments such as violins, violas, cellos, double bass, guitars and bows. They are recognized as one of the largest ranges of violins in New Zealand. They can also provide any request including handcrafted instruments.


Website: http://www.hewittsviolinstore.gophercp.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HewitsStrings
Address: 930 Dominion Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9-629 0324
Email: hewitts@fiddleshop.com


3. The Violin Workshop



The master violin maker, Annette Voll, specializes in the making, repair and restoration of violin family instruments as well as and bow repairs and rehairs. The creation of instruments are mostly based from modern and baroque forms. Annette gained experiences after many years of working in different workshops.


Website: http://theviolinworkshop.jimdo.com/en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Violin-Workshop-329240927169565
Address: 43 Grey St, Onehunga, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9-521 0034
Fax: +64 9 521 0502
Email: post@theviolinworkshop.co.nz


4. KBB Music



KBB Music has been specializing in musical instruments since 1888. They were previously known as Kirk-Burnnand & Brown but in the year 2003 has changed the name to KBB Music. The seven stores nationwide are passionate in the service to their customers and dedicated in supporting the music industry in New Zealand.


Website: http://www.kbbmusic.co.nz
Address: 377 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
Tel: +64 800 775 226


5. DDMusic Ltd



Since 1992, DDMusic has been Avondale, West Auckland's retailer of musical instruments and equipment. Denis Doherty owns the shop and is also a musician that can offer any help in looking for the right product to customers in need. Aside from musical instruments, they also offer accessories and music books in store and in their online site.


Website: http://ddmusic.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DDMusicNZ
Address: 64 Rosebank Rd, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
Tel: (09) 828-7394


6. MusicWorks Auckland



MusicWorks is one of the oldest and largest musical instrument retailer in New Zealand. They have over 30 branches nationwide. The team in Auckland comprises of knowledgeable and friendly specialists that can offer best services and advice to all customers. They also supply to schools, churches and any kind of businesses in Auckland and beyond. To view other outlet, check out the store locator in their website.


Website: http://www.musicworks.co.nz/store-locations/auckland/musicworks-auckland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musicworksnzltd
Address: 141 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Tel: 09 303 1919
Fax: 0800 289288


7. Music Mania



For more than 28 years, this music store has been providing quality instruments and music products to every musician in Pukekohe. The shop is a locally owned and operated business with talented and knowledgeable team in store. The website shown below is also the number 1 online music store in providing all products in stock.


Website: http://www.musicmania.co.nz
Address: Glasgow Rd, Pukekohe 2120, New Zealand
Tel: 09 238 1242
Email: info@musicmania.co.nz




8.  Wellington Rockshop



Though this shop currently has 25 stores nationwide, Wellington Rockshop is the third Rockshop branch that opened in New Zealand since 1986. They offer the biggest range of musical instruments and accessories. They provide best available products to all levels of musicians with best prices and services. View the locations of all stores from the website below.


Website: http://www.rockshop.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockshop.new.zealand
Address: 40 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Tel: (04)4730692
Fax: (04)4721262


9. The Music Warehouse



Since 1993, The Music Warehouse is NZ family owned business and has been supplying musical instruments with over 10,000 items in stock. They offer the sales with great customer service. Their online site constantly updated the latest offers and products that can be found in their store.


Website: http://www.themusicwarehouse.co.nz
Address: 478 Hutt Rd, Alicetown, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
Tel: (04) 9393660
Fax: (04) 9397426
Email: info@themusicwarehouse.co.nz


10. Almy Violins



The master luthier, Kevin Almy, has been making fine instruments including violins, violas, cellos, mandolins and archtop guitars for over 30 years. All instruments are made entirely by hand using the finest quality materials available. Most of his customers are professional and amateur musicians from around New Zealand. 


Website: http://www.angelfire.com/music/luthier
Address: Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Tel: 64 4 388-1196
Email: kevinalmyluthier@actrix.gen.nz


11. Music Planet


This business, with a total of 10 outlets, has been passionate in helping students, musicians and customers from abroad in their needs relating to the world of music. They kept in stock instruments such as ukuleles, guitars, drum kits, pianos, keyboards and orchestral as well as a selection of music books. Check out other locations of their store from the online site shown below.


Website: http://www.musicplanet.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musicplanet.co.nz
Address: 158 Victoria St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Tel: (04) 382-9030
Email: sales@musicplanet.co.nz or wellington@musicplanet.co.nz


12. The Family Music Store



This musical instrument store is a family friendly store located in the Kapiti Coast. They offer their great value instruments along with top quality brands to every customer at suitable budget. They believe that music is for everyone whether too young or too old from beginner to professionals.


Website: http://www.familymusic.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFamilyMusicStore
Address: 1/3 Amohia St, Paraparaumu, 5032, New Zealand
Tel: (04) 298 8680
Email: help@familymusic.co.nz




13. Beggs Music



After more than 150 years, Beggs Music Centre is now one of the oldest musical store in New Zealand. They offer branded instruments and any music related products. Though the other branches are scattered throughout the country, the Christchurch store has been the leading dealer for the South Island which is independently owned by Grant Bargrove.


Website: http://beggsmusic.net.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeggsMusicCentre
Address: 53 Brisbane St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3-366 1949
Email: Technics.inst@Xtra.co.nz


14. Hanna Krause



Hanna Krause is a German master violin maker, repairer and restorer of modern and baroque violins, violas, cellos and other instruments in the violin family. She can also undertake bow repair and rehair services. Kept in stock too in her shop in Greenfield Place is a small selection of bows, strings plus more accessories.


Website: http://www.violin.co.nz
Address: 11 Greenfield Pl, Mairehau, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand
Tel: (03) 385-8715
Email: info@violin.co.nz


15. Tobias Widemann Violins



Tobias Widemann is a violin maker specializing in handcrafting instruments made from the finest materials in a small but busy workshop in Christchurch. His instruments are mostly inspired from German and Italian Tradition. The violins are also owned and played by players across New Zealand, Australia, USA and Europe.


Website: http://www.widemannviolins.com
Address: 96 Aylesford St, Mairehau, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Tel: +64-3-960 4921
Email: enquiries@widemannviolins.com


16.  Antonio Strings



Antonio Strings is a leading specialist in selling bowed stringed instruments from beginners to professional musicians. They also stock cases, strings, rosins, CDs and accessories as well as a range of bows for the new and old stringed instruments. They also carry out services from setting up to the repair and restoration of the instrument.


Website: http://www.antoniostrings.com
Address: 75 Gloucester St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3-377 8813
Fax: 03-377-8823
Email: info@antoniostrings.com




17. Shearers Music Works



Since the establishment in 1963, this music store became one of the largest selections of print music for all instruments at New Zealand. They supply from stock any kinds of musical instruments as well as accessories and educational music items. They also offer musical instrument repairs and services where David Shearer is currently the Managing Director of the business.


Website: http://www.shearersmusic.co.nz 
Address: 380 Anglesea St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
Tel: 07 839 4747
Fax: 07 839 4749
Email: sales@shearersmusic.co.nz


18. So Music (Lenker Music Ltd)



So Music is previously named as Lenker Music. The have been an online seller since 2004 carrying a broad range of beginner to intermediate level musical instruments and music accessories. They aim in providing their products with affordable prices to students and musicians.


Website: http://www.somusic.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoMusicNZ
Address: 38 Maui St, Pukete, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
Tel: +64 800 543 542
Fax: +64 7 850 9299
Email: sales@somusic.co.nz


19. Thatcher Violins



Graeme Thatcher is a maker of handcrafted violins, violas and cellos with violin making technique using aged timber that can produce quality sound of the instruments. Thatcher instruments are also made available in the Italian tradition. Browse through his online site provided below for more information of his instruments.

Website: http://www.thatcherviolins.co.nz
Address: 15 Regent St, Silverdale, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
Email: thatcher@wave.co.nz


20. World Of Music Ltd



World of Music is a leading online music shop that is based in New Zealand and can ship with ease throughout the country. They offer musical instruments including guitars, woodwind, stringed orchestral, brass and percussion instruments. These are made available to bands, groups, individuals and schools.


Website: http://www.worldofmusic.co.nz
Address: Glenview, Hamilton, New Zealand
Tel: +64 7-843 8161
Email: worldofmusicltd@xtra.co.nz


21. Keith MacMillan Stringed Instruments



The luthier Keith MacMillan has been working in his workshop in Hamilton, New Zealand since 1987. He specializes in the making, servicing and selling of stringed musical instruments. All levels of repairs and restoration are also carried out at Keith MacMillan Stringed Instruments.


Website: http://www.macstrings.co.nz
Address: 36 High St, Hamilton North 3204, New Zealand
Tel: +64 7 834 0277
Email: keith@macstrings.co.nz


Other Regions


22. Madill Guitars and Violins



Peter Madill is a craftsman of guitars for about 40 years. But aside from selling unique guitars, Madill also sells violins made from best quality woods. The prices depends on the materials used for the instrument. Contact Peter Madill for more enquiries of the available instruments.


Website: http://www.madillguitars.co.nz
Address: 467 South Rd, Calton Hill, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 4879999
Email: info@madillguitars.co.nz


23. The Music Room



The Music Room is the only locally owned independent musical instrument retailer at Gisborne. The owner is Andrew 'Drew' Kirk having been in the retail for more than 30 years now. They offer new and used instruments as well as pro audio eqiupment. Check their online site for featured items and more details.


Website: http://themusicroom.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themusicroomgisborne
Address: 285 Gladstone Rd, CBD, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Tel: +64 06 929 1907
Email: info@themusicroom.co.nz


24. Oviolin


Even if our shop do not occupy any corners of New Zealand, we are always available in delivering to any addresses of this place! If you're planning to buy violins, violas and cellos, take a look at first through our collection. Browse here in our catalogue.


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