Covid Lockdown No.2 Nov’20!
It is our intention to keep our Workshop and Office open during this second lockdown for ‘Call & Collect/Drop-off’ purposes, by appointment only, from Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm and Saturdays 9.00am-3.00pm. Our retail shop however will be closed until further notice. We can still arrange for instrument and bow trials – please call to discuss.
Please call us on 01635-35465 to make an appointment to collect or leave an instrument with us – please make sure you arrive promptly. So that we can make sure you time with us is as quick and as contactless as possible, please advise your purpose of visit so that we can email you any necessary paperwork in advance.
There is a table in the foyer – this is our drop off/pick up area. We also ask for you to wear a face mask as per current Government guidelines.
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 questions, please do call us. Thank you.
The above policy will be constantly reviewed and updated if necessary
IAN MCWILLIAMS CELLO
We are delighted to announce that we have just taken delivery of one of Ian’s cellos, please watch the video of this cello being played – McWilliams Cello
please call us for an appointment to try this cello yourself.
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.
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