London’s Oldest Violin Shop

London’s Oldest Violin Shop

In the first of a series of blogs about London violin makers and their trade, Benjamin Hebbert explores a unique architectural survival from the 1680s, purpose built for a family of violin and instrument dealers, and shines a light on…

 

Buying & Commission Sales

I am constantly searching for fine instruments and bows to add to our stock. I maintain strict standards for authenticity and condition of the instruments that I deal in, and high regard for their tonal potential. However, many instruments come…

 

Giovanni Gaida

Like Vincenzo Panormo a century beforehand, Giovanni Gaida’s work has often sat uncomfortably between the Anglo-French and Italian schools of violin making, without clearly being one or the other. Whichever side of the debate about the nationality of his violins…