We buy and sell old instruments and bows
and carry out expert appraisals and insurance valuations.
We specialize in high quality repairs and tonal adjustments
We draw our inspiration from
the works of the 17th C and 18th C Italian School,
and for bow making, the 19th C French School.
Oxford Violins was established in 1983
by Michael Kearns, Mark Yakoushkin and Bruno Guastalla…
violin by Joseph Gagliano
cellos by William Forster and Betts Workshop
we have just received for sale a very fine London cello c. 1820, by Joseph Hill (II) contact us for details
From the 13th June 2013 the Ashmolean Museum is hosting a remarkable exhibition of instruments by ANTONIO STRADIVARI. See their website for details.
Oxford Violins and John Milnes are contributing to some of the events by helping to set up a working violin-making workshop in one of the exhibition rooms, and providing demonstrations and a lecture.
details on times and dates are on the Ashmolean page.