Instruments For Sale

As well as our usual stock of new and used violin, viola, ‘cello outfits in all sizes for SALE or RENTAL, we also have an ever-changing selection of older instruments.

The following list is a selection taken from our current stock of both new and old.

Please note that descriptions and prices are correct to the best of our knowledge but are subject to change without notice.

Before coming to try or buy a specific item, do please contact us to check that it is available!

We offer a home-approval service and if you don’t see here exactly what you’re looking for do get in touch.

NEW INSTRUMENTS BY PETER DODGE, ELY

We are proud to regularly stock a large range of Peter’s fine instruments; all hand-made in Cambridgeshire.

His ‘Peter Harrold’ violins and violas especially are of truly remarkable quality at their price. From £1000.00, these are one of our best-selling instruments – particularly for aspiring students at Grade 5 or above – and frequently recommended by teachers as quite simply one of the finest violins and violas available within this price range.

We also stock his fine, higher-grade ‘Peter Dodge’ violins, violas and ‘cellos. Ranging in price from £2500.00 for violins to £7000.00 for his magnificent ‘cellos, these instruments are quite superb.

VIOLINS

‘Peter Harrold XLQR’ Three-quarter size £1000

‘Peter Harrold XKQM’ £1000
‘Peter Harrold XKNR’ £1000
‘Peter Harrold XKPL’  £1000
‘Peter Harrold XKQO’ £1000

‘Peter Harrold VLOS’ £1500

‘Peter Dodge 132’ £2500
‘Peter Dodge 208’ £2500

‘Peter Dodge 273’ £5000
‘Peter Dodge 255’ £5000
‘Peter Dodge 266’ £5000

VIOLAS

‘Peter Harrold’ 15″ £1500
‘Peter Harrold’ 15.5″ £1500
‘Peter Harrold’ 16″ £1500
‘Peter Dodge’ 16″ £3500

CELLOS

‘Peter Dodge’ Montagnana model £7000
Fitted with Wittner ‘Finetune’ pegs.

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FINE NEW INSTRUMENTS BY ROBERT THORNHILL, NEWMARKET

Violin no.26 – 2010 – £3000

Viola no.10 15 5/8″ 2002 £3000
Viola no.18 16″ 2006 £3000

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VIOLINS

OUR STOCKS CHANGE CONSTANTLY SO PLEASE CONTACT US TO CHECK AVAILABILITY

RENTAL ON STUDENT OUTFITS AVAILABLE PLUS PART-EXCHANGE AND BUY-BACK.

All our student violins are ‘set up’ to the very highest standards to ensure the greatest ease of playing and tuning.

1/8 size

  • We have many used and ex-rental 1/8 outfits in stock – from £125

1/4 size

  • Used Hofner Stingl with Pro-Arte strings – £125
  • Used Prima 200 with new Warchal strings – £150
  • Used Prima 200 with new Warchal strings – £165
  • Sielam ‘Cantabile’ – £425

1/2 size

  • Used Zeller with new Warchal strings – £150
  • Hidersine ‘Vivente’ – £220
  • Primavera ‘200’ – £225
  • German c1960 with new oblong case +Dominant strings – £395
  • Sielam ‘Cantabile’ – £425

3/4 size

  • Used Hidersine ‘Vivente’ with new Warchal strings – £155
  • Used ‘Harlequin’ in blue with new Warchal strings – £140
  • Used Primavera with new Warchal strings and new bow – £185
  • Hidersine ‘Vivente’ – £220
  • German c1890 – £895
  • New Peter Harrold – £1000

7/8 size

  • French – c 1890 – £650

Full size

  • Purple Stentor ‘Harlequin’ outfit with Dominant strings – £165
  • ‘Espressivo’ outfit with Dominant strings – £350
  • Unlabelled Chinese workshop violin – £495
  • Anton Esser, German 1930 – £850
  • French (Mirecourt) – c. 1900 – £880
  • German c1890 – £1200
  • Philip Taylor – 2006 – £1495
  • Philip Taylor – 2010 – £1650
  • German Guarneri pattern – £2000
  • Bazin school Vuillaume pattern – £2000
  • IJmke van der Werf – 2008 – £2500
  • French Klotz pattern – £3000
  • Robert Thornhill No 25 – 2009 – £3000
  • French – c. 1860 – £5000
  • Probably French c1860 labelled ‘copie de Gasparo da Salo’ – £5000

VIOLAS

  • Sielam Espressivo 12″ outfit – £250
  • Used Primavera ‘200’ 15 1/2″ outfit with new bow – £295
  • Ex-rental Paesold ‘703’ 15 1/2″ outfit with Evah Pirazzi strings – £335
  • Used Suzuki 15 1/2″ outfit with new bow – £475
  • German c1900 15 5/8″ – £685
  • German 15″ 1890 – £1500
  • Robert Thornhill 15 5/8” – 2006 – £3000
  • Robert Thornhill 14 7/8” – No 25 – 2007 – £3000

CELLOS

1/4 sizE

  • Used Stentor ‘Two’ outfit – £495
  • Used Stentor ‘Two’ outfit with new bow – £495
  • Hidersine Vivente outfit  – £650

1/2 size

  • Used Stentor ‘Two’ outfit with Dominant strings and new bow- £495
  • Hidersine Vivente outfit  – £650
  • Chinese luthier – ‘cello only with Larsen strings – £1495 SOLD
  • German c1880 – ‘cello only; with Larsen strings – £1995

    3/4 size

  • Used ‘Vivaldi’ with Dominant strings and new bow – £350
  • Used Czech with bow and ‘Pod’ case – £595
  • Used Hofner ‘Stingl’ 3/4 outfit in first-class condition.
    With semi-hard case, new bow and Helicore strings – £650.00.

4/4 size
The following is a selection only taken from our current stock.

  • Used ‘Nakowicz 310’ outfit – £750
  • Stentor ‘Two’ outfit, upgraded and with Larsen ‘Crown’ strings – £595
  • German c1910 with Jargar strings – £1200
  • Used Eastman ‘Young Master’ – £1595
  • Eastman ‘Concertante Antiqued’ with Warchal ‘Brilliant’ strings – £1695
  • Used Paesold ‘604’ – £4950

BASSES

  • Used Stentor ‘Conservatoire’ 1/2 size outfit £850
  • Used unlabelled 3/4 with bag and Innovation strings  – £895 –Reserved
  • Gorgeous German 3/4 – c1900 with bag and bow – £3995
    • Bought in the West Country 30 years ago (1 owner)
    • New tailpiece, strings, bridge plus other upgrades
    • Belcanto Strings