James Tubbs  violin bow for sale.

I have the pleasure in offering a violin bow made by one of the most celebrated of English bowmakers.

In excellent condition, perfectly balanced at 62g the Sound is warm and clear. Complete with recent independent professional valuation certificate.


Violin labelled Gio Mario Ceruti, Cremona 1923.

Used professionally for over 25 years, with paperwork and valuations, lovely condition.

Originating in the Aristide Cavalli workshops, affordable contemporary Italian work.


Violin by one of a dynasty of fine makers, Corbinian Hornsteiner.

Circa 1910, a  truly fine example of German craftsmanship, in excellent condition.


Welcome to Martin's violin workshop.

I am a traditionally trained violin maker & restorer and have been working professionally since graduating with merit  from the internationally renowned Newark School of Violin Making in 2001.

On returning to south wales I decided not to open a violin shop in Cardiff as was my initial plan but preferred to set up a small workshop with a relaxed environment where customers can discuss their requirements directly with myself ensuring you can enjoy an honest and expert personal service at all times.

From my private home based studio workshop, I passionately pursue all aspects of the trade, from improving the tone on clients instruments to full professional level set-up work, small repairs and complete restoration on valuable antique instruments.

Now well established in my home town of Caerphilly,  I continue to  undertake work for notable players in:  

BBC Orchestra of Wales



Welsh National Opera

Cardiff Sinfonia

Brecon & South Powys Music Services

And many schools in South Wales

Click 'Testimonials' to be assured by of some of my clients kind comments.

With many years of professional experience, I offer a comprehensive violin workshop repair & maintenance service to violins, violas, cellos and double bass.

I cater for professional players, students and beginners as well as working closely with reputable dealers within the trade.

Although not a 'dealer',  I do have a small sales room with violins, violin outfits, violas, and cellos for sale including violin bows, viola and cello bows and accessories.

As such you will find my prices are often lower than that of the large high street violin shops having prices that usually reflect their large running costs.  This is of particular benefit to students and conservatory level players whom are often on a budget.

Customers can be confident in knowing that any instruments left for repair or available for sale are set up only by myself to the highest standard.

Please phone for an appointment to discuss your requirements prior to your visit.

Enjoy browsing the website for further details.

Martin Jones

The workshop is located conveniently near Cardiff and not far from the historic Caerphilly castle.

~ I'm sorry but I do not carry out a bow re hair service, however I can highly recommend John Stagg in Bristol.

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