At James Powell Violins Limited, we sell Violin family instruments, bows, cases and accessories.

Offering a professional repair and restoration service for all violin family instruments and bows including rehairing, we pride ourselves on the highest levels of workmanship whatever the value of your instrument - "One standard of work".

You can also expect detailed advice on selecting the right instrument and hassle-free aftersales service as standard.

From a large stock a large range of new and antique instruments and bows, we know you will find the instrument you need whether a beginner, student or professional player.

You're very welcome to visit us to try out instruments, bows, etc. Stock can vary daily so please telephone to make an appointment on 01752 425770

The Partita Violin

Front of The Partita Violin by James Powell Violins


The Partita violin is a beautifully hand-made violin with a clear, resonant sound that projects in both chamber and orchestral music suiting the soloist and ensemble player equally.

The Partita is set-up by James Powell himself. Coming with superb boxwood fittings, a 1st Grade Ebony fingerboard, the finest Despiau sycamore maple bridge and Pirastro Obligato strings as standard the Partita Violin represents exceptional value for money at £850

The Partita violin also comes as an outfit including a Pernambuco bow, a lightweight, shaped cases and a fully adjustable shoulder rest. Excellent value to 'walk away, ready to play' at £1,150

The Artiste Violin

The Artiste violin is an expertly crafted violin with a good all-round sound, balanced across all four strings, well suited to the serious student or keen amateur. Having generous sustain and projection without harshness, it is a good intermediate instrument will enhance performance in solo or ensemble playing.

The Artiste is set-up by James Powell himself. Coming with quality ebony fittings, a 1st Grade Ebony fingerboard, the finest Despiau sycamore maple bridge and Pirastro Tonica strings as standard the Artiste Violin represents excellent value for money at £750

For a detailed description, please click on the instument name or image

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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