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Orchestral Strings, Brass and Woodwind

Violins on display at Presto MusicViolins, Violas and Cellos

Our selection of violins, violas and cellos caters for the beginner to intermediate level, with instruments starting from £99. We stock great sounding, reliable orchestral string instruments by Stentor and Hidersine, including the popular Stentor I and Stentor II student models for beginners alongside the Graduate and Conservatoire instruments for advancing musicians.

Photo of a violin being set upAll our violins, violas and cellos are professionally set up, with the bridge shaped, the sound post properly positioned, and the pegs fitted as necessary to ensure that your new instrument is in the best possible condition, and easy to play. Our string instruments come in a wide range of sizes with the smallest suitable for children aged as young as 3 or 4 years old. We are always happy to offer advice on the appropriate size of instrument for your child - please bring them with you when you visit and we can check which size will be best.

Strings and Accessories

We also stock a wide selection of violin, viola and cello strings, including Dominant and Pirastro, and offer an in-store restringing service. We have a good choice of beginner to intermediate bows as well as other useful accessories such as shoulder rests, rosin and cases.

Brass and Woodwind

Brass and WoodwindWe stock a range of flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, cornets, and recorders. Our selection of quality instruments for beginners and intermediate players from Yamaha, Jupiter and Trevor James all represent great value and are made to a high standard. Each instrument is checked and adjusted as necessary by our experienced repairer, to make sure it is in perfect working order, but for extra peace of mind every instrument is guaranteed for at least one year against manufacturing faults (and some instruments come with a two-year guarantee).

Visit us to see our full range, and try out any instrument.

Brass and Woodwind accessories

We stock a wide variety of reeds (including Rico, Rico Royal and Vandoren), cleaning materials, mutes and valve oils for players of all abilities.