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Christchurch and its 8 Violin Shops

July 12, 2016


Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. It is also situated in the region of Canterbury. There is a wide range of live music venues in the city including some music stores to provide music related items to performers. Violin Shops, in particular, are also established across Christchurch that offers a wide range of bowed instruments. So for musicians and players in need of violin family instruments, check out the compilation of shops provided below. Look at each collection before buying the preferred item to use. 


1. 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.


Address: 53 Brisbane St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3-366 1949


2. MusicWorks Christchurch



MusicWorks is one of the oldest and largest musical instrument retailer in New Zealand. They have over 30 branches nationwide including a branch located in Christchurch. This branch consists a team with active musicians that can offer the best services and products to customers.


Address: 569 Colombo St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Tel: 03 366 3267
Fax: 03 366 2159


3. Music Planet



This business, with a total of 10 outlets in the country, has been passionate in helping students, local 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 their constantly updated user friendly online site for more details.


Address: 104A Riccarton Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3-366 7777


4. 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.


Address: 11 Greenfield Pl, Mairehau, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand
Tel: (03) 385-8715


5. 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.


Address: 96 Aylesford St, Mairehau, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Tel: +64-3-960 4921


6. Christchurch Rockshop - Hornby


Though this shop currently has 25 stores nationwide since 1986, Hornby Store is one of the branches in the region that opened in March of 2011. By the year 2013, they have expanded  the shop and now offer the wider range of musical instruments and accessories. They provide the best available products to all levels of musicians with best prices and services.


Address: 5/1 Amyes Rd, Hornby, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Tel: (03)3442238
Fax: (03)3442240


7.  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.


Address: 75 Gloucester St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3-377 8813
Fax: 03-377-8823


8. Oviolin


Oviolin, our shop, though not based in Christchurch, has delivered to any bowed instrument users, professionals or nonprofessional players around the county. So, for those interested in buying instrument in the violin family, be sure to browse through our violin catalogue.


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