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Welcome to our enchanting showroom, where the world of music comes alive with every step you take. As you enter, the warm and inviting space beckons you with accents of black, reminiscent of a grand stage, setting the scene for a truly exceptional experience.
Here, we believe that purchasing a musical instrument is not just a transaction; it is a journey of artistic inspiration and aspiration. We take pride in being more than a shop; we are a haven for musicians and music enthusiasts alike. From the moment you walk through our doors, you'll feel special and welcomed knowing that this space is designed to celebrate the beauty of orchestral string instruments and the string community.
Our staff, all accomplished musicians, eagerly await the chance to accompany you on your musical journey. Greeted with warm smiles, they stand ready to assist in any way possible, sharing their wealth of experience and expertise to guide you in finding your perfect instrument.
The entrance of our showroom is a symphony of sights with over 300 raw and unfinished violin backs suspended from the ceiling. These ethereal wooden canvases tell the story of craftsmanship, connecting the present to the roots of our beloved instruments - the trees themselves. And as you explore further, you'll discover a cabinet filled with intriguing violin-making paraphernalia and curiosities, once owned by the esteemed Arthur Edward Smith, fondly known as the grandfather of violin-making in Australia. This treasure trove resonates with the history of violin-making, giving a glimpse into the time-honoured traditions that continue to inspire us today.
The Great Hall
Beyond the entrance lies The Great Hall, a sanctuary of musical exploration. As you look up, acoustic panels grace the ceiling, their presence speaking to our commitment to providing an ideal acoustic environment. Every note played within this space resonates with unparalleled clarity and richness, inviting musicians to immerse themselves in the enchanting melodies they create.
Prominent islands draw your eye, adorned with rows of violins. Each instrument waiting to find its perfect match in the hands of a skilled musician. Alongside the violins, you'll discover tables brimming with musically themed giftware, perfect for indulging your passion for music beyond the notes. And speaking of notes, our Great Hall also boasts an extensive collection of sheet music, a treasure trove of musical compositions waiting to be brought to life.
Our Testing Rooms
Stepping inside our testing rooms, you'll be captivated by the exterior's design, reminiscent of an old-fashioned European music shop. This tribute to our musical heritage harks back to the very origins of Luthiery in Europe, underscoring the timeless allure of the instruments you're about to encounter.
These rooms are more than just spaces; they are sanctuaries of sound. While soundproofing on either side ensures a focused and undisturbed experience, the front of the rooms remains transparent, allowing music to flow out into the showroom.
In these rooms, you will find the perfect balance of privacy and comfort, allowing you to immerse yourself in the process of discovering our range, uncovering your musical voice, and finding the instrument that speaks to you.