Don't use SatNavs

They tend to take you to the Churchyard or the School. Both of which are just over the back fence but you can't get through to the workshop.

M5 J25

If you are coming through Taunton from J25 of the M5 take signs for Minehead (A385). Once out of town, take the B3227 (just by the Cross Keys pub) signposted to Wiveliscombe. This will take you into the village of Norton Fitzwarren

M5 J26

Coming off at the Wellington turning, take signs for Taunton (A38) initially and then take signs for Minehead as you approach the outskirts of Taunton (just past the Crematorium). Take the B3227 just by the Cross Keys pub, signposted to Wiveliscombe. This will take you into the village of Norton Fitzwarren

Once in Norton Fitzwarren...

...if you are coming from the direction of Taunton, as you pass the chip shop on your left indicate right. After 50 meters turn right into The Old Brewery Estate.

... if you are coming in from Wiveliscombe, you will pass the 'Ring of Bells' pub on your right. Indicate left and turn left once you have passed the convenience store to you right.

Once in The Old Brewery Estate...

...keep to the left hand fence and follow it up around behind the main building. You will find us in the right hand corner where there is free parking.

J, Haide Antiqued violin

Violin family instruments

We stock a large range of violin family instruments from student level upwards.

The next level of new instruments are individually handmade in Europe & China with an antiqued finish based on Stradivari, Guarneri & Maggini models.

We also have our own range of handmade violins, violas and cellos providing excellent quality and value for money for the discerning student, serious amateur and semi-professional player.

The Symphony, Sonata, Concerto, Artiste & Partita are graded and available in Rosewood, Ebony and Boxwood fittings.

We also have a good range of 18th. & 19th.c instruments in stock. Each of these has been carefully restored & set up in our workshop.

Repairs and set-ups

James Powell prides himself on ‘one standard of work’ whether the instrument is worth £300 or £30,000.

Players and teachers alike comment on the playability of instruments supplied and set-up by James.

From entry level factory instruments to the treasured antique instruments of London professionals, his meticulous attention to detail in setting-up instruments is what makes the difference at James Powell Violins.

James Powell Fitting a soundpost patch

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