Antique Violin Dealer

Old violins for sale

Welcome! We are a small family run business established in 1991 based in the beautiful old Market town of Newark-upon-Trent, Nottinghamshire.
We are knowledgeable violin dealers with over 17 years of experience buying, restoring and selling old violins. We pride ourselves on giving a good accurate service at reasonable prices.

  • WE HAVE A FINE RANGE OF OLD VIOLINS FOR SALE
  • WE CATER FOR ALL GRADES OF VIOLINIST FROM THE BEGINNER THROUGH TO THE PROFESSIONAL
  • FREE POSTAGE IN THE UK, WILL POST WORLDWIDE BY A TRACKABLE SERVICE.
  • NEW INSTRUMENTS WILL BE ADDED TO OUR WEBSITE ON A WEEKLY BASIS.

Please feel free to phone Mark or Kathy with any enquiries on 01636 705195 or email us mark@riversideviolins.co.uk

We have a fine selection of French violins for sale. French violins are usually made to a good standard of workmanship from the basic JTL model through to fine quality handmade instruments. The Mirecourt French violins usually have an amber varnish. The JTL violins varnish varies in colour.

We have a fine selection of old violins for sale ranging from French violins , German violins, English violins and Italian violins. We set the instruments up with strings suitable for the quality of the violin for sale.

We have a fine selection of English violins for sale. The English violins we have in stock range from the late 18th century through to the 20th century. We stock makers like William Forster, John Furber, George Craske, Hills and also a variety of lesser know English makers.

All the restoration work carried out on an old violin is fully guaranteed, any minor repair work required is carried out free of charge, if a violin has more serious damage as a result of for example being dropped we have to charge for this type of repair. Riverside violins have a wealth of knowledge and information concerning violins and for a small fee will identify and put the correct valuation on your old violin.

We have a wide range of fine violins for sale suitable for the beginner through to the professional violinist; they are mainly from England, France, Germany and Italy and are all carefully selected for quality of workmanship and tone.

Under our sold section you will discover what our other customers have purchased, including a fine fullsize English violin made by Richard Duke circa 1770. These are displayed so that if we currently do not have the particular violin in stock at the moment, you can browse what has been sold to see if we have carried something similar in stock in the past.

At Riverside Violins, we offer the facility to collect you from the Newark Northgate and Newark Castle train stations and bring you to our music room to view our antique violins and return you when you are ready.

At Riverside violins we pride ourselves on giving good accurate information when you are looking for advice on purchasing an old violin. Riverside violins will give each customer the time to practise on each instrument, the correct knowledge on the instrument being played to help the player to find a violin of quality. We are based in the beautiful old market town of Newark-upon-Trent , Nottinghamshire. As a small family run business we can take the time to cater to your individual needs, an essential part in buying a violin.