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We source our range of violins from makers and manufacturers all over the world. All instruments are thoroughly checked against high-quality standards. Every instrument is then professionally setup by a trained luthier in our workshop. We have a huge range of beginner violins for all budgets. Whether you are purchasing your first violin or looking to upgrade to a more advanced violin, we will have something to suit you.

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We adjust, test and inspect every instrument we sell.

Begin your musical journey the right way with our expertly set up instruments.

Our makers inspect, adjust and trial every handcrafted instrument we sell, for easy playability and performance. Emphasising clarity, responsiveness and a balanced, well-rounded tone, our instruments are hand-crafted to last and sound spectacular.

Don’t fight an uphill battle with an instrument that just doesn’t feel right and won’t keep in tune.

From the bridge to the endpin, every element is handcrafted and examined. Each of our instruments is a vehicle to unleash your capacity for self-expression. Put yourself in the driver’s seat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which violin is best for beginners?

We recommend looking at our Prelude, Arioso and Virtuoso range of violins as these are all excellent choices for the novice or continuing student. Each instrument has its own unique sound, but all are professionally finished and set up by our expert team of violin makers. 

Do you ensure the sound post and bridge are correctly fitted to each violin?

Most certainly. This is one of the most crucial parts of our expert set up on every instrument we sell. Every violin has had its sound post and bridge hand-carved by our team of luthiers (violin makers). When buying any string instrument we advise only purchasing one that has been expertly set up. This ensures correct string heights and spacings as well as the instrument sounding and playing its best. 

How much should you pay for a good violin?

We would recommend the Arioso (approx. $400+) . It's a beginner model but not the lowest in the range, and produces a lovely tone. This would help a beginner progress from the start. You will also need some extras. The violin comes with a case and bow, but you'll also need to buy a shoulder rest, rosin, cleaning cloth, music stand (if there isn't one at home already) and presumably a book that will be recommended by the teacher. 

Do your violins come with a warranty?

Yes! Our warranty is 12 months from date of purchase and covers the instrument for manufacturing defect. We also offer FREE 3-month servicing on all our instruments to ensure your musical partner is performing its best.

Do your violins come ready to play?

Yes. All of our violins are professionally set up and tested by our violin makers and players. We test, tune and inspect every violin before it is carefully packed and shipped to you. Of course, you can also visit us in-store to buy a violin as all of our instruments are set up, available and ready to take home. 

Does my violin come with a bow and case?

All Simply for Strings 'Outfits' include a case and a bow. We recommend purchasing your own Shoulder Rest and Rosin as these are essential for the learner. 
Some of our more advanced instruments are sold as 'instrument only' as most players at this level have their own case and bow or will purchase these separately to give them the choice.

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