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


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The following newsletters are available for download (click on the date to read the article):

Sept 2020
Instrument feature – Mönnig violin
Shop stock – PROTEC violin case, AMEB grade books
Update on conservation work

May 2020
How to safely sanitise a string instrument

Free Rehair Offer 
One rehair a week during this COVID-19 period, available to a freelance musician or music student who has suffered loss of income from the pandemic.

April 2020
Stock and services we can offer which may help you while teaching and learning at home, during COVID-19

Dec 2019
Instrument feature: Capella violin
Natural Resources used in bows and instruments
Workshop update

June 2019
Luthier feature: Martin Schuster
Schuster instruments in store

Feb 2019
Instrument feature: Adele Beardsmore violin, 2017
Getting your instrument serviced

July 2018
Violin – Thomas Perry
Bow rehairs
Violin cases

May 2018
Cello – Joseph Klotz school
Viola – John Barrett School
Sanguine Estate Music Festival, Heathcote

Dec 2017
Instrument set-up
2 violins made in Melbourne by Frantisek Zivec
CD reviews: Zoe Black and Joe Chindamo

Aug 2017
Some thoughts on instrument safety and security
A feature on one of our violas
A second hand case for sale

May 2017
Deroux violin
Musilia violin cases
New Australian rosin

December 2016
Cello Cases

September 2016
Emil Hjorth and Sons violin, Copenhagen 1911
Bow Bugs

July 2016
INSTRUMENT FEATURE: 1923 Italian violin, made in Aristide Cavalli’s “Monteverde” workshop
VIOLIN CASE: BAM ‘Performance’
UPDATE: Travel Restrictions for Ivory

May 2016
Austrian violin, mid-1700s
Travel restrictions for certain materials found in some instruments

March 2016
All about E strings

December 2015 
Some Christmas gift ideas

November 2015
Farewell to our Hawthorn store
Some string options for small violins

October 2015
Eberle violin

September 2015
Three fine/advanced cellos
Violin and Bow Makers of Australia
Rosins (Part 2)
Updates from Flinders and Tinalley Quartets

June 2015
Bow cases
All about rosin
A little about viola sizes

May Sale, 2015

March 2015
Instruments new to our stores
Wooden music stands
El Sistema and Grant Violins
String quartet concert

December 2014
What size cello to play
Alex out and about
Thomastik strings – Vision and Peter Infeld
Comparing violin mutes
CD review – Tinalley String Quartet
GL violin cases

September 2014
What size violin should I play … What size violin is it?
Larsen Magnacore cello strings
Flinders Quartet
2014 Cello Challenge
Recent staff changes
Fine instruments at our Hawthorn store

June 2014
The pointy end of the cello
Fine instruments at Alex Grant Violins
Victorian music camps
Recent staff changes
Updating the website

March 2014
Warning for musicians travelling to USA!
Rental Instruments at Alex Grant Violins
Fine instruments at Alex Grant Violins
What happens when you rehair a bow
2014 Adelaide International Cello Festival

December 2013
Arco Bows: Now in Stock
Hagen Weiss Violins
Spotlight on summer schools
These are a few of our favourite… strings!
Rockin’ Rosin

September 2013
Alex and Marina in Hungary
Peter Guan Instruments
Traversing the bridge
Firebird Trio

June 2013
On selecting the right instrument
No chamber music evening… but other exciting things!
Fun Things!

April 2013
Ebony – An Endangered Species
What does a CITES listing mean for players?
New at Grant Violins
Corpus Medicorum
Back to the start

December 2012
In the workshop – plaster casting
AMEB books now in stock
Christmas gift ideas
Evah Pirazzi Gold
Christmas chamber music evening

September 2012
Handel, Schubert and Grant Violins
Finkel Bows
Colour! Everest shoulder rests, Magic Pads, Vivacello endpin rests
Supporting local ensembles
A violinist’s toy shop