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

News Items

News items are updated on a regular basis. Please check back to see what’s new in our world of violins, violas and cellos.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked in the shop.

Update on CITES Rosewood Exemption

The implementation date for the CITES rosewood exemption was 26 November 2019.

CITES Restrictions on Travelling with Instruments or Bows

The latest news on restrictions that may apply to you when travelling overseas with your instrument or bow.

Guide to E Strings

A guide to the the many different types of E strings available today.

Ebony, an Emerging Crisis!

Ebony was recently listed in CITES Appendix II as an endangered species.

Two inches from destruction

A scroll repair following a close encounter with a bus.

Young Musician’s Guide

The young musician’s guide to looking after your violin, viola or cello.


A brief outline on rosins.

A Background on Bows

An adaption of an article written by Alex Grant which first appeared in Stringendo magazine.

The Violin – A Potted History

A short background on the development of the violin family.

Pernambuco and the CITES Appendix II Listing

Pernambuco and the CITES Appendix II Listing.