Where to Find Us & Opening Hours
Mon to Fri - 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm
26 Smith Street
Tel: +61 (0)3 9417 4930
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.
MONDAY, 30 MARCH – yes, we are open but are now operating on an appointment basis so that we only have one customer in the shop at a time. Please ring us to discuss what time you would like to come in so that we can book you in, this will ensure that we are adhering to the federal government’s latest restrictions of public gatherings of no more than two people at any one time.
We are well stocked with all items across the range of instruments, bows, cases, strings and accessories so if you are self-isolating or reluctant to come out in the current circumstances don’t forget our e-commerce shop is open and ready to attend to all your needs. If you don’t see what you are looking for there, give us a ring or send us an email with an enquiry and we will get back to you.
Please read the following information regarding our new operating procedures in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In addition to the appointment system, we have implemented strict hygiene measures in the showroom, including wiping down strings, fingerboards and bows after each play and regularly sanitising bench tops, door handles and all common areas.
Where there are no appointments, we will maintain an ‘Open Shop’ policy but restricting the number of customers in the shop to one. We will list blocked out times on our appointments page. You can also check the appointments for next week.
You will be asked to use sanitiser or wash your hands before handling instruments or accessories. These will have been cleaned prior to your arrival and again after you leave the shop.
We would respectfully ask customers not to idly handle instruments or accessories out of curiosity as this involves an additional workload for our staff in cleaning up.
We look forward to continuing to welcome you to our shop for as long as possible.
Services We Offer
• Violin, viola and cello bow rehairs
• 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.
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.