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
COLLINGWOOD
VIC 3066
Tel: +61 (0)3 9417 4930

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Alex W.Grant Violins Collingwood Shop


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.


Latest News

STOLEN INSTRUMENTS

If you have any information on these instruments please contact the Police urgently:
https://avma.org.au/missing-instruments/stolen-1908-smith-violin-other-violins-cello-and-bows/

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated by the distraught owner.

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR HOLIDAY CLOSURE

We are back from our holidays – please contact us or pop in if you need anything or have any queries.

THE ARRIVAL OF ACCORD CASES

We are pleased to announce that we are getting our first shipment of Accord cases in shortly after we re-open on 13 January. There are a couple of violin cases coming in, as well as three cello cases. We are sure this will be the first of many shipments. Let us know if you are interested in looking at any of these and we will contact you as soon as they have cleared through customs and are in the showroom.

NATURAL RESOURCES – CITES TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS LIFTED ON ROSEWOOD

As of 26 November 2019, rosewood, the wood occasionally used for violin pegs and other fittings, has been exempted from travelling restrictions for musical instruments.

This exemption may be slow to roll out around the world, currently Australia, USA, Singapore, Japan and Indonesia have implemented it.  If you intend travelling outside these areas it is best to check with authorities if permits are required.  Follow this link for a more detailed report.

For permit enquiries, the Australian CITES Management Authority can be reached at wildlifetrade@environment.gov.au


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.