Where to Find Us & Opening Hours

Shop Hours:
Mon to Fri - 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm

26 Smith Street
VIC 3066
Tel: +61 (0)3 9417 4930

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Alex W.Grant Violins Collingwood Shop



The shop front may be closed to the public for the duration of the Lock Down period, but we are still here.  We will be monitoring our web site, email and phones for enquiries and stock orders and will respond promptly.  Instruments and bows in need of repair can be dropped off or sent to the shop.  Please make an appointment for this and ensure that you enclose your contact details and the work required to your instrument or bow.  We will then advise on repairs and the time frame by email.

We continue our free bow rehair offer so be sure to ring us to make your booking.  Bows will have to be sent to the shop, see above.


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Alex W Grant Violins will donate one free violin, viola or cello rehair per week, to a tertiary student or an out of work musician who depends on casual work for a living.

This offer will continue until restrictions are officially relaxed and concerts have re-started.  Only musicians or students should apply.

The first person to ring through for this service after 9.00 am on Monday morning will secure the offer for that week.

The bow will be rehaired at a mutually convenient time during that week, and cannot be carried over beyond the week of the booking.  Bows cannot be booked in in advance.

Located just minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, Alex W Grant Violins’ shop is easily accessible to players and visitors not only from Melbourne but from country Victoria and interstate.

Trained in Europe, Alex has worked in the U.K., New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australia. He is proud to be a founding member of the Australian Violin Maker’s Association as well as a member of the Entente Internationale des Maitres Luthiers et Archetiers d’art.

Services We Offer

•  Violin, viola and cello bow rehairs
•  Valuations
•  A fully stocked retail shop with an excellent range of violins, violas and cellos for sale along with their cases, bows, chin rests, shoulder rests, strings, rosins, mutes and all other accessories. We also offer a comprehensive e-commerce facility
•  Instrument rental
•  Full workshop services including setting up, restoration and repairs – this aspect of our business is always very heavily booked so work is undertaken by appointment only.

Online Store

Alex W Grant Violins has always been committed to offering the best in service, advice and range of quality products. With the introduction of our online store we’ve added convenience to the mix.

Feel free to browse our online store, which includes comprehensive information and photographs of our instruments and accessories – your favourite products are now just a click away and please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need any assistance or advice!

Most of the accessories shown in the catalogue are held in stock.  In most instances, for these goods, orders received from Monday to Friday before 12.00 noon E.S.T will be despatched the next day except if you have selected Express Post which should go on the same day. We will contact you directly regarding delivery of larger items. Please contact us should you wish your goods to be sent by Registered Post.