Violins & Other Orchestral Strings


Violins, Violas and Cellos

Our range of violins, violas and cellos caters for the beginner to intermediate level, with instruments starting at £99 and going up to around £500.

Within this range you can choose from the popular Stentor I and II, the Stentor Graduate and Conservatoire, as well as instruments like the Arcadia, the Westbury and the Yamaha.

All our violins, violas and cellos are professionally set up, with the bridge shaped, the sound post properly positioned, and the pegs fitted as necessary to ensure that your new instrument is in the best possible condition, and, crucially for the younger beginners, easy to play.


Our string instruments come in an impressive range of sizes with the smallest suitable for children aged as young as 3 or 4 years old.

Violins: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64

Violas: 12", 13", 14", 15", 15.5", 16"

Cellos: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16

Please bring your children with you so that we can measure them up and ensure that you are buying the correct size.

Strings and Accessories

We also stock a wide selection of strings including Dominant and Pirastro, and can put these on for you in-store. We have a good choice of beginner to intermediate bows as well as things like shoulder rests, rosin and cases. See our accessories page for more details.

Raphael Wallfisch


We run a popular rental scheme for violins and cellos. Prices start from just £9 a month for violins and £35 a month for cellos, with a minimum initial agreement of just 3 months. There is also the added advantage that if your child needs to move up a size you can do that any point without additional cost.


"My son commenced his musical training with a Stentor Student Violin. I believe these instruments offer excellent quality and value" - Raphael Wallfisch - World-famous cellist and Professor at the Guildhall School of Music, London

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