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Derby and the Reviews on its 8 Violin Shops

June 06, 2016


Looking for violin shops in Derbyshire? Search no more cause you just came to the right place! As a county in the East Midlands of England, Derbyshire with its city of Derby contains several violins shops that could cater any musician's needs and preferences in the violin family. Below shows the updated list of these shops around the premises. Some contact details are also provided for further access of information. 


1. The Violin Company



This shop is not your ordinary music retail shop. They specializes only in the selling and rental of violins specially in a range of violins from Primavera and Hidersine including the fine instruments from Gliga of Romania. They also kept in stock accessories such as bows and strings. Their services in the setting up and inspection of the instruments are offered with no extra fees for young and adult beginner players. 


Address: Bradgate House, Derby Rd, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7QL, UK 
Tel: +44 7588 777596


2. Foulds Music Shop



Foulds Music Shop is first established by Charles Foulds at Nottingham in the year 1893 and later on opened the shop at Derby in 1908. The Nottingham shop as one of the country's biggest music shop came to an end while Derby shop survived and prosper. As a complete music store, any musicians could acquire their desired instrument including pianos, rock and roll, traditional instruments and the most up-to-date digital instruments and equipment. 


Address: 39-40 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GA, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1332 344842/ 342654
Fax: +44 (0) 1332 294415


3. Bass Bags



This family run business initially started with double bass cases in 1983 by Tony Morgan hence the name of the shop. Over the years, they have expanded their stocks to more musical instruments and accessories. They offer selection of services including hire and rental of strings, woodwind and brass instruments provided for all levels of players from beginner to professional.


Address: Avenue Rd, Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 4DW, UK
Tel: +44 1332 840391


4. Alan Clarke Pianos



For over 30 years, this first class nationwide piano retailer has been dealing with new and used pianos plus various range of musical instruments and sheet music. All types of gifts and accessories from beginners to advanced players are also offered in any musical instruments.


Address: 61 Saltergate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 1UJ, UK
Tel: +44 1246 207623


5. Helmut Rheingans



Since 1985, Helmut Rheingans is the maker of violins specifically based from Guarneri and Stradivari patterns apart from baroque instruments. He also uses traditional woods such figured sycamore and alpine spruce but he prefer more works on willow. And aside from violins, he also deals with banjos and bansitar.


Address: 7 Windses Estate, Grindleford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 2HY, UK
Tel: +44 1433 631907


6. Roche Violins



Brian Roche specializes in the making of violin, viola and cello. From having a mechanical engineering background, he is fascinated by the world of music hence studied violin making at The Newark School of Violin Making in England. He also specializes in the repair and setting up of these stringed instruments. For further details, his online site contains more information and services.


Address: Bradford, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1WG, UK
Tel: +44 1629 636 179


7. Kelvin D. Steele Violins



Kelvin D. Steele, a musician and singer, specializes in making handmade violins, violas and cellos as well as repair, restoration and bow rehair and repair. He is also an expert in set-up and tonal adjustment of these stringed instruments. Kept in stock is a range of strings and accessories offered to any customers in need.


Address: Lea Bridge, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5AA, UK
Tel: +44 1629 534558
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8. Oviolin


Aside from those mention above, our shop is also always available at your service though not based in the county of Derbyshire. So before you buy stringed instrument that suits your taste, browse through our collection for more selection and choices. Click here to view our violin catalogue.


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