Evah Pirazzi Gold Violin String Review


So, we love all things strings but sometimes the strings themselves can be illusive. We decided that we would put some of the popular ones to the test and share our findings with you, you lucky beggars! So the task was set and bravely undertaken by Sam Blade, our Shop Manager. Sam, who has played read…

New stock – Fine Anglo-French Violin and Bow!

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  It’s always a great day when a new violin comes in, especially one of such fantastic quality and workmanship.   The Violin This violin was made by Charles Thouvenot for J&A Beare around 1910. Thouvenot was one of a number of French violin and bow makers who made for Beare’s around the beginning of read…

Extended Saturday Opening Times…

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We are extending our Saturday opening times to particularly accommodate younger players, those at  junior departments/ conservatoires and their families. We hope that helps our customers to be able to come and see us and spend longer with us. Especially if you bring cake!

Christmas Stockings!

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Short of a present or two? Here’s an idea for you! Merry Christmas!

Violins and Basses Galore!


The Amati Exhibition is always a great opportunity to come and see the finest instruments and bows that Thwaites have to offer. Held in the fabulous setting of the Grand Ballroom at the Langham Hotel, this exhibition also features a performance by the esteemed Roby Lakatos. We are proud to be be loaning his ensemble read…

Vote for us in the MIA awards!

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Click here to Vote! The Music Industries Association (MIA) is the UK trade association that represents the music making industry. It has the mission of “Creating and Encouraging Music Making”. All activities are devoted towards promoting the wide-ranging benefits of music making. The MIA also runs the industry charity, Music for All, which helps people read…