The friendly and welcoming atmosphere, coupled with the expertise and knowledge of the staff enables you to explore and reach the perfect setup for you and your violin. This is the only shop that I know that allows you to try and test any strings on your violin with no purchase necessary, meaning you really can try every setup and possibility without having to blindly spend and hope you’ve made the right choice.
Each time I have visited the shop I have come away with the perfect solution, knowing I have been given the best advice, and have also been talked out of buying things that I later realised were really not necessary at all.
When giving workshops and private lessons I always recommend the Bristol violin shop for its welcoming attitude and enthusiasm, for not just offering a quick fix, but taking their time to really listen to you and your instrument’s needs, in order to find the right and long term solution for you.
The Bristol Violin Shop is the most welcoming, friendly and helpful violin shop I have visited. I would strongly recommend anyone who has any thoughts in finding a new instrument or looking for a new sound with an existing instrument, to visit the Bristol Violin Shop – you won’t be disappointed, but you will have your eyes and ears opened to the possibilities they can offer!
John Dipper, fiddle soloist on The Hobbit film soundtrack