Buying an instrument

A violin, viola or cello is a major purchase. Mistakes can prove expensive, both financially and in the time dedicated to practising on an unsatisfactory instrument.

We believe that players should be as confident when buying instruments as with any other purchase. It should be a slow process, so that a relaxed and informed decision can be made. Allow plenty of time to try a variety of instruments within your price range . Don't buy an instrument without trying it at home (or in a concert hall) first. Make sure that you discuss any intended purchase with your friends, colleagues or teachers, during the trial period.

Instrument buyers should ask themselves the following questions:

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Bath
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UK