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Cardiff Violins are dedicated to promoting, encouraging and publicising the work of those who keep alive the long tradition of European violin and bow making. Following in the footsteps of their illustrious predecessors, they offer you quality instruments at affordable prices.

We are privileged to work in partnership with many new European makers, and have in stock over 80 new instruments and bows.

If you are a new professional maker and do not yet exhibit your instruments at Cardiff Violins, you are warmly invited to do so. Cardiff Violins is your chance to have your instruments on show closer to many potential customers. We are only 2 hours from London, Oxford and Birmingham, one hour from Bristol, Swansea, Brecon, three and a half from Liverpool and Manchester, and the closest large violin shop to Ireland! Regular flights to Cardiff from Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Jersey into Cardiff mean most people in the UK can reach us very easily.

There is no doubt that over the years, players have shown great interest in new instruments, and indeed, some musicians book appointments especially to try new instruments.

If you like the idea of a permanent exhibition of your instruments, please contact us on 029 20 22 77 61 or by email on, We would need a feature on yourself and your work, with pictures, including three in landscape format to feature on the top of the page.
(Please note that we cannot commit to accept the work of amateur makers).

If you are a musician and have not tried new instruments yet, please think about it, as it would open up a vast new world to you. They are all as different as old instruments, and each has to be judged on its own merit. Being the first owner/player of an instrument is quite thrilling, and many of our customers have been delighted to find a new instrument that was just perfect for their needs, and at much lower prices than fine old instruments. 

View  our New Instrument Makers and New Bow Makers pages!