We are open for telephone and on-line enquiries on sales, repairs and rentals but in accordance with Government guidance our premises are closed to visitors. General enquiries please call 01635-35465 or email email@example.com.
Sales of Violins & Bows – try our ‘on approval’ service. Give us a call to discuss your requirements and we can courier an instrument or bow to you. We take a small deposit which is refundable on purchase or return. If you decide not to purchase then we do ask for you to pay the original courier fee.
We are extremely grateful for your continued support and hope you may be able to make use of any extra time at home for violin, viola or cello practise.
Please stay safe and well.
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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