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Baroque Instruments

"I got to know Chris and Cécile when I moved to Cardiff almost fifteen years ago and was immediately impressed by their vast knowledge and professionalism and, on a more personal note, their friendship and encouragement. As a period instrument player I had decided that it was time to purchase a genuine antique instrument and relinquish my modern copy. Chris found me the most beautiful unaltered violin – perfect in every way – and at a later date a wonderful richly sonorous viola. Over the years they have kept me supplied with specialist strings and maintained my instruments to the highest of standards. A perfect example of their dedication to customer service occurred a number of years ago when I was rehearsing for a concert in Exeter. The neck of my violin suddenly collapsed and we discovered that the original 18th century handmade nail had given way. I rushed the instrument back to Cardiff and Chris had it ready for me to perform on the following evening. You can’t get better than that! I now live in Tenerife but, should my instruments ever need any attention, I will always make the journey back to Cardiff in the knowledge that I will be receiving the best service from the best people. Chris and Cécile – thanks for everything. Feiolinau Caerdydd am byth!"

Chris Hair, Tenerife/Cardiff