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Reviews on the 6 Violin Shops in Northumberland

June 06, 2016


Northumberland, a county in the North East England, has the most dispersed populated county but still establishes a number of violin shops to cater musicians and players locally and beyond. Thus, for individuals in different abilities and levels of performance who wanted to acquire instrument in the violin family, check out the compiled list of music shops located in this county. More information and details are also provided in each shop to have a variety of choices. Browse through the list below before you buy an instrument.


1. Allegretto Music



This small independent music store specializes in musical instruments both old and new but mostly pianos along with sheet music plus they can offer a whole range of musical needs locally to schools, choirs and music teachers. They are one of the well-stocked shop and contains the largest collection of printed music and accessories. They also undertake basic repairs or can direct your instrument to some local specialist. See their online site for further details.


Address: Gibson House, 22 Battle Hill, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1UU, UK
Tel: +44 1434 394130


2. The Violin Shop



The Violin Shop is run by David Mann, the violin maker. He deals with the making, repair and restoration of violins, violas, basses and cellos as well as their bows. He is interested in the semi modern Italian makers such as the Antoniazzi and Bisiach families aside from the old Italian Styles of Stradivarius and Guarneri. They also stock a broad range of accessories and all kinds of repairs for stringed instruments.


Address: 27 Hencotes, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 2EQ, UK
Tel: 01434 607897


3. Blackwell Violins



A professional violin repairer and restorer run this shop offering old and new musical instruments ranging from old Italian to today's modern instruments as well as items such as cases, bows, strings, shoulder rests, chin rests, rosin, mutes, humidifiers etc. Instruments are also available for customization and personalize design to cater the customer's needs and preference. 


Address: Ancroft South Moor Farm Cottages, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2TD, UK
Tel: 01289 387092


4. The Music Gallery



This music business started in 2000 starting from a few instruments and accessories and later on develop into a stock with over 300 stringed instruments. Any instruments new and secondhand are offered in store and some are listed in their online site. The shop is owned by Brian Martin along with the members of staff that are all dedicated musicians and expert in dealing with customer's queries and concerns.


Address: 83C Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1BA, UK
Tel: +44 1289 308030


5. Ralph Plumb



The cello maker named Ralph Plumb left his old profession in making steel to run this shop specializing in dealing with violins, violas and cellos in the baroque, transitional and modern set up using the different types of woods from across the world. He developed his own style in his workmanship and also uses traditional varnish and materials to complete the instrument. His works are used by classical musicians and players around the world.


Address: Garland Pl, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3QG, UK
Tel: 01434601217


6. Oviolin


Whether you're a beginner or a professional player planning on buying instrument in the violin family, Oviolin(that's us!) will be very glad to serve you. Though not based in the county of Northumberland, we are dedicated in delivering to any part of this place. So before you buy, don't hesitate! Click here to view our violin catalogue.


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