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West Country Violins is a great solution to all those seeking quality violins at an affordable price. Mr Brian Ward-Smith is friendly as is trustworthy and you can be assured that the violins displayed online, are what you will be receiving, if not better than described. After having made a recent purchase myself, I'm convinced that no other seller comes close to what Brian has to offer online. It gives me great pleasure to recommend Brian to those who are in need of a quality violin.

Added: May 21, 2002



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I was very pleased with the violin purchased from West Country Violins as well as the quick receipt of the instrument- 3 days! The purchase price was very reasonable and the set-up was quite good! I highly reccomend this firm for quality, price and most of all integrity in representing the instrument. Tony Ellis

Added: May 15, 2002



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Brian, thanks for a very nice-sounding old fiddle at a most reasonable price. I had been looking for something inexpensive to take to sessions, playing out and the like, but was quite unwilling to compromise on tone quality. Your sound clips and descriptions were very helpful in evaluating the sound of this fiddle. Indeed it sounds fuller, smoother and more mellow than I had expected. The fiddle was nicely set up and ready to play, very much as described, together with a serviceable bow and case, and was delivered in 3 days. I couldn't have asked for better value and service. If I get over to the UK one of these years, I will make it a point to come visit your shop! Best regards.

Added: May 14, 2002



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I am very pleased with my wonderful German violin from West Country Violins. I had examined the pictures carefully and listened to many sound clips, which I find are a must for instrument sales over the Internet. The violin was exactly what I was looking for: powerful and bright tone, perfect for orchestral play. Brian is very helpful, patient and curteous. The violin was packed with extreme care and arrived in fine condition. Site merveilleux! Merci beaucoup Brian for providing me with such a fine instrument!

Added: April 27, 2002



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A very interesting and well designed site. It is a boon to us who live off the beaten track. Very good service and fair prices. You may buy with confidence here.

Added: February 26, 2002



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Dear Brian, The Bernadel - Stainer violin arrived on 18-April-02 in safe and perfect condition. I changed the chinrest and found that there are 2 small old cut scars caused by metal screw bars of the chinrest but overall condition of the instrument and the tonal quality satisfy me a lot for the price I paid for. I hope a friend of mine who is a well known violinist may also like its quality vs price and consider to give you an order for himself. If so, he would probably ask me to contact you again because he does not know how to use computer. FYI, there is no way to avoid an import duty here because the Customs will charge on any item (even gift - both old and new) that costs over GB 84.00 pounds. If it is declared as gift, the Customs will certainly estimate the cost and charge an importer. In my case, they charged at a special rate since the instrument is used/old. Therefore, I paid about GB 57.00 pounds (of which is about 8.2% of the cost) which is OK to me. Again, thank you for your first class service. I am sure that when I want to step up the instrument, the first person I will think of is you.

Added: April 20, 2002



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All I've ever heard about buying violins is: never buy a violin without playing it first. So everyone thought I was nuts buying from "some guy in England." They all had to swallow their words when they saw and heard my beautiful 1890 French violin. Brian is wonderful to deal with, my violin looks even better than the pictures (I think Brian works hard to show the flaws!), and the sound and playability are just amazing. I'd recommend West Country Violins to anyone!

Added: February 8, 2002



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I visited the UK in January and was able to visit Brian in person for a few hours to look at violins. I bought a lovely French violin, which my teacher tells me is much better value than most violins for sale in Australia. If or when I decide to upgrade, Brian will be my first port of call. Special thanks to Brian for being kind enough to pick me up from the station and drop me off again in time to catch my train back to Wales! I would heartily recommend Brian and West Country Violins to anyone considering purchasing in person or over the internet.

Added: February 1, 2002, 2002



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I have purchased two instruments from Brian, most recently a J.B.Colin 1896 Beauty. It is always a pleasure to work with Brian. He is honest, accomodating, and very personable. The Colin is a pleasure to play.

Added: January 29, 2002



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My son Laurence is delighted with the violin we bought from Brian. His tutor also thought it was a very good buy with a sweet tone and good balance. Everything Brian had said it was. Amazing how much more volume, power, solidity and resonance there is compared to his old one. It seems to hold on to the note far longer and is more stable on the higher notes (to a laymans ears!). The new bow is also an excellent recommendation. I spent some time on the phone and e-amil with Brian who was more than happy to change a few things for us (strings to the ones we had spares of already and a tailpiece with 4 fine adjusters. I have been really pleased with his service and would happily use him again later at the next upgrade. We did intend to travel to the nearest specialist a couple of hours drive away to see what they have and compare, but Loz was so pleased with this one, we didn't bother. Wholehearted recommendations.

Added: January 12, 2002
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