Alex W Grant Violins, Melbourne, Australia

Alex W Grant Violins

Located just minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, Alex W Grant Violins' Collingwood shop is easily accessible to players and visitors not only from Melbourne but from country Victoria and interstate. With easy parking nearby, our Hawthorn shop is conveniently located to service our clientele from the Eastern suburbs and schools.

Trained in Europe, Alex has worked in England, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australia. He is proud to be a founding member of the Violin Makers Association of Australia as well as a member of the Entente Internationale des Maitres Luthiers et Archetiers d’art.

Latest News

The final temporary alteration to our normal hours of trading at our Collingwood shop, starting on Monday 22 June, are as follows:

 Monday to Friday we will be open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and on Saturday we will be open as usual from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

 On Monday 6 July, we will revert to our normal hours of 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Saturdays.

 Our June newsletter is now out ... for those who have not already received a copy by email, you can find it here  This issue has part 1 of a 2 part article on rosins, read about violas and see some of our selection of bow cases.

Don't forget, if you would like to read about anything strings or workshop related, drop us a line to let us know.


Services we offer 

•  Violin, viola and cello bow rehairs
•  Valuations
•  A fully stocked retail shop with an excellent range of violins, violas and cellos for sale along with their cases, bows, chin rests, shoulder rests, strings, rosins, mutes and all other accessories. We also offer a comprehensive e-commerce facility
•  Instrument rental
•  Full workshop services including setting up, restoration and repairs – this aspect of our business is always very heavily booked so work is undertaken by appointment only.

Online store

Alex W Grant Violins has always been committed to offering the best in service, advice and range of quality products. With the introduction of our online store we've added convenience to the mix.

Feel free to browse our online store, which includes comprehensive information and photographs of our instruments and accessories - your favourite products are now just a click away and please don't hesitate to give us a call if you need any assistance or advice!

Most of the accessories shown in the catalogue are held in stock.  Small items will be sent by Australia Post. Larger orders will be despatched via standard parcel post or courier.  In most instances, orders received from Monday to Friday before 1.00 pm E.S.T for goods which are in stock will be despatched that day. Please contact us directly should you wish your goods to be sent by Express or Registered Post.