CASWELL’S BOW AND INSTRUMENT APPROVALS
Caswell’s easy; no-obligation approval scheme allows you to try 4 bows, 2 violins or violas, or 1 cello, in the comfort of your own home, and with the expert opinion of your teacher, for 7 days.
Caswells have one of the largest stocks of fine bows in Europe.
Our many bow cabinets contain over three thousand bows! The special chests house bows for violin, viola, cello and bass respectively. All of the small sizes are stocked so that we can cater for everyone, no matter how small or big the size required. Both new and old bows are stocked (we try hard to find the best buys in each) and all are immaculately maintained. If you wish to upgrade your bow (see below) or improve when appropriate, part-exchanges are often possible. We would, of course, need to examine your bow.
Our Bow Department and Workshops
We offer a full service for instruments and bows in our own workshop. Experienced technicians are available for sensitive repairs, bow rehairs and set-ups. We stock a huge range of quality fittings for Violins, Violas, Cello, Bass and Bows.
Selecting a Bow at our Shop
All customers are most welcome (by appointment) to look through our many bows in undisturbed privacy. This is the best way to view thoroughly (ideally, allow at least two hours). If required, up to four of the short-listed bows can be loaned on approval (maximum 7 days) for an unhurried choice at a cost as outlined below.
Selecting a Bow by Mail-order
Four bows can be posted anywhere on the British Mainland* on 7 days’ approval (except for very expensive bows where discerning purchasers are advised to view everything in person before safely transporting an approval selection both ways). Simply telephone us with your needs and your budget and we will select the four best bows, sending them in a strong bow-box. The cost for the service is £20 which covers carriage out, insurance in transit and then collecting the bows. Should you decide to keep one of the four bows, we will deduct half of this charge (£10) from the price of the bow. You may try them on approval for a 7 day period.
* Different terms apply to Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and Eire. Please ask for details
Select instruments by approval is just as painless:
- Easy We send you the instruments in secure packaging, setup and ready to play.
- Safe We take the guesswork and anxiety out of choosing the right instrument for you. For a low one-off charge we will select, process, and ship the instrument to you. Best of all this includes a prepaid return voucher should you wish to return it for any reason.
- Risk-free You are not responsible for any damage in shipping, and there is no obligation to buy.
We want you to be satisfied with your purchase and to progress in your musicality, so that we offer an unconditional guarantee to repair anything that proves defective in the first year. If the instrument is damaged, of course, repair costs will apply.
One-off approval costs
Violins & Violas up to £499——£38.00 up to £1500——–£48.00
Cellos up to £995——-£65.00 up to £1650——-£85.00
For more expensive instruments please call our experienced staff for help to find your perfect instrument.