Bows for Strings violin specialisits

Bowed instrument specialists

Bowed instrument specialists

Specialising in new and second-hand violins, violas, cellos and double basses for every level of musician since 1998.

Bows For Strings

Professional Workshop

Professional Workshop

Repairs, servicing, and professional set-up of every instrument by our skilled team of luthiers.


We pride ourselves on being bowed instrument specialists, and aim to bring you the very best range of instruments and accessories for all abilities, combined with professional set-up and service from our workshop of luthiers.

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Customer Reviews

Here's what our customers are saying about us:

Guarneri by Chamber
First time buying instrument from BFS (my teacher suggested to me). Just went to pick up my violin today (by chamber series Guarneri model). Everything is exactly the same as he described in the video. And the sound quality and tone, At the first page I knew it’ll be better than my old one, but turn out it actually even more than I expected it would be.
Manfred Schafer 801 Violin
I’ve been dealing with Bows for Strings the last few weeks during lockdown, after I decided I wanted to start playing violin again. They were extremely helpful in sending me a rental to use until I could go into the store. Yesterday I was able to finally go into the store to purchase and they were fabulous in helping me choose a beautiful violin and bow. The violin has been set up beautifully and sounds amazing and the customer service was excellent. I’m glad this store was recommended to me, as it’s definitely the go to store for me now for anything violin related.
Cello repair

Cello repair

Amazing customer service. Compassionate and very understanding. Had an accident(own fault) which caused the newly bought Cello to be badly damaged. Brought it back to see if there was anything that could be done... To my surprise, they expressed great compassion and helped me with a solution that I was very grateful for. I usually don’t write reviews, at all. But this will be the exception. They deserve every bit of it!
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