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Reviews on the 9 Violin Shops in West Yorkshire

May 30, 2016


A metropolitan county named West Yorkshire in England came to existence in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber that has a rich heritage of folk music and culture. It attracted violin makers to deal their business in this developing area. Thus, currently, there are about 9 violin shops dedicated in supplying stringed instruments to any musicians and players. For those planning on having a stringed instrument, check out the list of violin shops in West Yorkshire. Browse through the contents and details below.


1. Michael Watson Violins



Michael Watson, the maker and restorer of the violin family, have been making instruments for over 25 years now. He restores and make copies of fine Italian instruments for amateur and professional musicians. His works are made from materials such as the top quality wood of the best European sources along with his own varnish. Thus, he is known for his instrument's fine sound quality and character.


Address: Scar Croft, Lane Bottom, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1QA, UK
Tel: 07989538055


2. John Marlow Stringed Instruments



An experienced luthier named John Marlow operates this business specializing in the making and repairing of guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, violin and more. Individual instruments are handcrafted due to customer's order and requests throughout the country and across the world. Aside from carrying out repairs, he is also an expert restoration consultant in the world’s largest Early Music Shop in Saltaire, Bradford.


Address: 118 Syke Lane, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8EU UK. 
Tel: 07776 091841


3. Oakwood



This shop is also based from a place called Oakwood, Leeds. They have been of service for 30 years now run by Martyn Banks and Gordon Hewson. Together, they specializes in making hand-crafted musical instruments especially for folk music. Since they are mainly into traditional crafting, they are often found at various folk festivals.


Address: 8 Ladywood Mead, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 2LZ, UK
Tel: 0113 2658585
Fax: 0113 2933011


4. Chapel Allerton Stringed Instruments


Chapel Allerton Stringed Instruments deals with a range of new and secondhand musical instruments including banjo, mandolin, ukulele, double bass, violin, viola, cello and more. Aside from that, they also undertake repair services such as restringing, refretting, set-ups and more.


Address: 22 Roxholme Pl, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 4JQ, UK
Tel: +44 113 262 0738


5. Hobgoblin Music Leeds



Hobgoblin Music opened their store in Leeds in the year 2010. They supply a huge range of new and secondhand instruments thus pertaining them as Aladdin's Cave of musical instruments. Additionally, they carry out repairs of some instruments and provides short or long term music instrument rentals for an affordable price. They also have a specialist violin department operated by Philip Harrison, the skilled repairer and restorer. 


Address: 13 Eastgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2, UK
Tel: +44 113 245 3311


6. Dawsons Music Leeds



Dawsons Music composes of other 11 branches around UK referring Leeds Music Shop as one of the newest and youngest store in the Dawsons family. John Dawson is a piano tuner and the founder of this company. It was established in the year 1898 and became the longest serving music store supplying a wide selection of musical instruments. They are also welcome to other instrument services and their knowledgeable staffs are available for any concern and on-hand advise.


Address: 113 Vicar Ln, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6PJ, UK
Tel: +44 113 203 1470


7. Windstruments



Since its establishment in 1994, this shop became one of the largest stockists of musical instruments in Yorkshire. And in their on site workshop, they offer services from setups to full restoration of musical instruments in store or in display for sale. Knowledgeable staffs are always available to help clients get appropriate and correct items thus, private testing rooms are offered to try out any instrument.


Address: 3 Croft Ave, Bingley, West Yorkshire BD16 2DT, UK
Tel: 01274 510050


8. Musicroom Leeds



Though the headquarters is based in London, England, they had also other branches distributed nationwide. Musicroom Leeds is one of these. Aside from being a trusted music store, Musicroom is also the world's largest online retailer of a broad range of instruments, sheet music and musical accessories serving over 100 countries around the globe. 


Address: The Light The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 8TL UK
Tel: +44 113 234 3423


9. Oviolin


Oviolin, our shop, though not West Yorkshire based violin shop, however, had always been ready to serve and deliver to any parts of this place! So for those interested buyers of bowed instruments, don't miss checking out our collection. Here's our violin catalogue.


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