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West Country Violins

We believe that we were the first violin shop to sell violins and bows on the internet and we are still one of the leading internet based violin shops, with our reputation for quality, honesty and competitive pricing.

We send violins and bows to countries throughout the world and specialise in French luthiers and archetiers from the 19th and earlier 20th century. We also have some German violins and bows on sale. We do not sell new instruments or bows.

On some parts of our site, you will see the word fiddle or fiddles as well as violins - that’s just because in some parts of the world they use the term fiddle more commonly than violin. They are the same instrument! Luckily there seems to be only one word for violin bow.

Our violins and bows are grouped by lower price, mid-price and fine quality, all of which can be accessed by clicking the links on the right of the page. You can also access all the violins or fiddles or all the bows in one list.

Each bow has five photos, full details of weight, age, balance, length and condition.

Each violin or fiddle has ten photographs, description and a sound clip.

We are pleased to offer a discount to returning customers.

You may like to look at our featured articles page which will give you access to many of the pages about violin making history, luthier and archetier family profiles and information on violin care.

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