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Greater Manchester and its 8 Violin Shops

May 14, 2016


Greater Manchester is a county in the North West England known as one of the largest metropolitan areas in UK. Aside from that, Manchester is also recognized as a centre for musical education. And for those needing musical instruments specially of violins, violas, cellos and bows, there are a number of violin shops established within the vicinity. So to ease looking for these shops, below shows a list including their information and details.


1. Forsyth Brothers



One of the trusted music store in Greater Manchester and the one of the largest independent music shop in UK established in 1857. They have a comprehensive musical instruments and accessories available with a sheet music department. The string instruments include their own brand made from Europe. Fully qualified Luthiers are also available to serve customers in need.


Address: 126 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2GR, UK
Tel: +44 161 956 2052


2. Ayres Violins



Ayres Violins is one of the leading violin shops in England recognized by players from local and abroad. Their works comprises minor repairs and adjustments to full restorations and making of violins, violas, cellos and bows. Paul Ayres, Dave Slight, and Michael Watson complete all works using their expert skills as experienced Luthiers.


Address: 69-71 School La, Manchester M20 6WN, UK
Tel/Fax: +44 161 448 1860


3. David E Vernon Violins



During the year 1964, David Vernon established this business providing skillful and professional services around Manchester growing Nationally. Aside from their available violins for sale, they offer full restoration services of both modern and old violins, violas, cellos and bows. The shop acquire their reputations through building contacts with music schools and colleges throughout North West.


Address: 898 Chester Rd, Stretford, Manchester M32 0PA, UK
Tel: 0161 865 7438
Fax: 0161 865 7650


4. Rimmers Music Bolton




A respected musical instrument retailer expanding their services to eight outlets in the North West each having their own music schools. They provide a wide range of high quality with low priced musical instruments and accessories. Additionally, they accept repairs, restoration and instrument set-up. Established in 1978 and is now supervised by Gary Tate, a former musician and entrepreneur.


Address: 29-31 Goodwin St, Bolton, v BL1 1UN, UK
Tel: +44 1204 526623


5. Johnny Roadhouse Music



A family owned and run general music store dedicated in dealing new and vintage musical instruments. Always dedicated in serving Greater Manchester and other places for over half a century now. They also offer and provide advice, help and services in a very reasonable price.


123 Oxford Rd, All Saints, Manchester M1 7DU, UK
Tel: +44 161 273 1111


6. Alan Gregory Music & Musical Instruments




Since 1976 they provide classical and acoustic musical instruments for beginners to professional musicians. Their products included the brass, strings, woodwind and percussion instruments. Also offers full repair service and restoration of stringed instruments. Printed music is also available in their very own sheet music department.


Address: Xenon House, 10 School Lane, Didsbury, MANCHESTER, M20 6RD UK
Tel: 0161 445 4466

Fax: 0161 445 1812

7. Hobgoblin Manchester




Hobgoblin Music opened their store in Manchester in December 1998. They serve with their huge range of new and secondhand instruments thus pertaining them as Aladdin's Cave of musical instruments. They also undertakes repair, rental and maintenance of any of the musical instrument and specializes in violin set ups and repairs.


Address: 123 Oxford Road All Saints, Manchester M1 7DU UK
Tel: 0161 273 1000


8. Oviolin


Our shop could cater to all levels of musicians and help acquire their needs especially those who wanted to buy violins. Despite that we are not based in the area of Greater Manchester, we are always available in delivering to any places here over the years. So take a look at first. Browse through our collection. Here's our violin catalogue.


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