Welcome back – we are open!
Health & Safety measures are in place to protect our staff and customers so please read the following carefully before visiting.
Please bear with us while we manage the current situation. We are open by appointment only so please call 01635-35465 or email email@example.com to arrange a suitable time. Once your appointment has been confirmed please arrive on time or contact us again to re-arrange. Apologies but we’re not able to carry out sound adjustment appointments at this time.
There is a table in the foyer with Covid 19 awareness signs and antiseptic hand wash for your use on arrival. Whilst on our premises please keep to the areas marked and maintain a 2m distance from our staff wherever possible.
Please be aware that all belongings ie. music cases/handles that are to be touched by our staff will be cleaned with antiseptic wash.
For any further questions, please do call us. Thank you.
The above policy will be constantly reviewed and updated if necessary
Where are we located?
63 Cheap Street (1st & 2nd Flrs), Newbury, RG14 5DH
A few minutes walk from Newbury Station with parking close-by – short term often just outside the door.
Philip Brown Violins shares the building with Lovejoy Stevens Estate Agents on the ground floor. Our telephone number. Click here for map & parking
Welcome to Philip Brown Violins
Philip Brown Violins Ltd has been established over the last 30 years by Philip Brown who is internationally respected as a bow maker and violin restorer. Musicians, teachers, soloists and orchestras, both amateur and professional have huge respect for his skills and services. Philip is a highly active member of the Berkshire community and organises local recitals and workshops throughout the year for his customers, teachers and students to enjoy.
Philip Brown Violins carries a substantial stock of instruments and bows, representing some of the best of English, French and Italian instruments available. We sell instruments from £700 to £500,000, offer an approval service for those who wish to try before they buy and a well respected rental service. We always have a good range of bows in stock including 18th century originals. Bows suitable for those interested in period performance are made in the workshop by Philip and the team.
We have an excellent workshop facility with a separate machine room, photo studio and research library. These are well equipped with the tools necessary to make new instruments and bows and to carry out repairs and restorations. Our experienced and highly qualified staff value good relationships with other crafts people in the business. They regularly meet up to share best practice and attend courses to focus on the latest research and ideas. We carry out restorations on Cellos, Violins, Violas and Bows and provide free estimates for this service.
Our Latest Featured Products
We are privileged to stock a selection of items from Jon Paul Bows of America.
Jon Hatch and Paul Prier established themselves as bowmakers in France in the late 1990’s. Jon used carbon fiber while Paul’s study included both Pernambuco and carbon bow making.They introduced the carbon technology to Salt Lake City, Utah and established JonPaul bows in 2004. They have since continued to develop new lines and refined versions of their originals. From the outset their mission has been to create bows which play and sound like the best old Pernambuco bows using the latest carbon technologies.
Please call if you’d like to arrange a trial from our selection of their stock
Unsure what you’re looking for? With our extensive collection of violins, violas, cellos, and bows we’re happy to help.
Take a look at our latest featured products, and enquire today to find out more.
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