The Violinery is a strings specialty shop located in Lindfield in the North Shore Area of Sydney. It has established itself over thirty years as a provider of all goods and services for the violin, viola, and cello. The representative sheet music library caters for string, piano and chamber music.
We deal in old master instruments, promote fine Australian luthiers, provide beginner's outfits, sell on consignment, carrying a wide range of instruments. We also stock an extensive selection of strings and accessories, cases, stands, and books.
The Violinery can repair and set up instruments. We do bow repairs and fine restorations. We can advise you on a wide range of string related subjects from strings to editions and appraisals.
We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a New Year full of happiness and prosperity.
The Violinery will be closed from 1pm Saturday the 22nd of December 2018
until Tuesday January the 15th 2019 when the hours will be 1pm to 6pm .
Normal hours will resume Friday 1st February 2019
For emergency repairs please email us.
We thank you for your continuing support.
With warm wishes,
Guinevere, Simon and Verena .
We have an onsite workshop at The Violinery.
Our comprehensive repairs and restoration services cover instruments and bows of all levels and sizes. All repairs and restorations are undertaken by our fully trained and qualified luthiers.
Minor repairs and set-ups are carried out within a week however we can usually accommodate urgent procedures depending on the work required.
Full quotes are provided prior to major repairs and restoration, which are carried out to a professional standard by our senior luthiers.
We can also provide valuations of instruments and bows for insurance purposes.
Please see our gallery below for images and details of recent repairs.
Our luthiers have extensive experience providing top quality bow rehairs and repairs.
Thumb bands and lappings are also available via our rehair service. The cost for bow rehairs start at $120 for professional and good quality bows. Student bows generally cannot be rehaired.
Please call and book in advance for rehairs and minor repairs where a fast turnaround is required.
We provide good quality student instruments on a monthly or quarterly basis.
All our hire instruments are professionally set up and maintained by a trained Luthier. We can arrange violins, violas and cellos of all sizes for hire.
Our hire instruments come with everything you need to get started: the instrument, bow, case or bag & rosin. All violin and violas come with standard shoulder rests.
Hire an instrument before you decide to buy.
Often the decision to buy your child an instrument can be difficult. Why not hire an instrument to see if child enjoys playing. If you decide to buy a new instrument after paying the quarterly hire fee we will credit the full first quarterly hire fee towards the payment of your new instrument.
Hiring an instrument can be a financially smart decision when children are still growing. As your child grows and progresses through the different sizes of the instrument we will swap sizes for you as needed. This way you have the security of knowing your child will always have access to the right size instrument at no extra charge.
Of course we can assist with sizing of the instruments for your child.
Our hire fees for instruments are:
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