String Instruments & Accessories


April 06, 2018

How to Tune Your Violin or Viola

A very useful video on How to Tune you Violin or Viola by D’Addario.

Key points are:

Tune quietly – if you over-bow or over pluck it may distort the sound and be incorrect

Tune slowly – the cause of most breakages, especially on new instrument is over tensioning the string. If you tune slowly until you are just above pitch and then bring it back you will avoid snapping the string.

Tune frequently – practice makes perfect and makes playing more enjoyable!

April 03, 2017

The Making of the Stentor Violin

This video, although some years old now, gives a fascinating insight in to the making of a violin and more specifically the making of the Stentor Violin.

Stentor Violins are one of our best selling products and we’re assured every time we sell them that the quality which has been developed over 100 years and more will not let us down.