In South East England, the largest county is Hampshire. The Isle of Wight however remains a part of Hampshire until 1890 and sooner became an independent county. Today, the Isle of Wight becomes the largest and second most populous island in England. Furthermore, within these two places lies violin shops and certified music instrument stores also dealing with stringed instruments. Below shows the list of these shops with their online details for a better review of information.
Over the past thirty years, this stringed instrument retailer based on the Isle of Wight specializes in correctly setting up stringed instruments such as violins, violas, cellos including services for acoustic guitars and mandolins. Most of the violins available are based on works by Joseph Guarnerius and the 18th century English maker Richard Duke. Also, the violas are formed according to Gasparo da Salò's instruments.
Address: Freefolk Upper Green Road, St Helens, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1UQ, UK
Tel: 01983 873390
Though the headquarters is based in London, England, they had also other branches distributed nationwide. Portsmouth Musicroom is one of these. Musicroom is also the world's largest online retailer of a broad range of instruments, sheet music and musical accessories.
Address: 93-95 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1BQ UK
Tel: 02392 863792
Hobgoblin Music has officially opened in Southampton last July 10, 2015. It is often called the Aladdin's Cave of musical instruments because purchasing of a wide range of new and secondhand musical instruments are available. They also carry out repairs of some instruments and provides short or long term music instrument rentals for an affordable price.
Address: 20 East Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3HG, UK
Tel: 023 8023 1099
Geoff is the maker and restorer of violins, violas, cellos and bows at this shop. He deals with the buy and sell of these stringed instruments as well as giving advice to any of his clients whether students or professional musicians. His expert knowledge and skills are developed through his experiences from different workshops around Europe.
Address: 23 Little Minster St, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9HB, UK
Tel: +44 1962 878653
When established in the year 1936, this traditional music shop specializes initially in accordions. However, in this third generation family business, it is now run by Paul Walker. He made changes hence the shop becomes a general music shop. They are now available in the buy/sell and repair woodwind, pianos, guitars and stringed instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass.
Address: 52 Morelands Rd, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5PS, UK
Tel: 023 92241567
Stringbrokers Music is an independent musical instrument and sheet music store since 2009. The business had grown over the years hence providing more stocks of musical instruments besides guitar and bass. They also run an online shop supplying more of the instruments they are now dealing with.
This is a one of a kind violin shop (Oviolin, thats us!). Though not based around the places of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, had always been dedicated in delivering orders throughout these two places. So before you buy an instrument, be sure to take a look at our violin catalogue.
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