Alex W Grant Violins, Melbourne, Australia

Alex W Grant Violins

Located just minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, Alex W Grant Violins' shop is easily accessible to players and visitors not only from Melbourne but from country Victoria and interstate.

Trained in Europe, Alex has worked in the U.K., New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australia. He is proud to be a founding member of the Australian Violin Maker's Association as well as a member of the Entente Internationale des Maitres Luthiers et Archetiers d’art

Latest News 


We will be closing at 2.00 pm on Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24 December and will re-open on Monday 13 January 2020 at our usual time of 9.00 am. 

We would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday and look forward to seeing you again in 2020.


As of 26 November 2019, rosewood, the wood occasionally used for violin pegs and other fittings, has been exempted from travelling restrictions for musical instruments.

This exemption may be slow to roll out around the world, currently Australia, USA, Singapore, Japan and Indonesia have implemented it.  If you intend travelling outside these areas it is best to check with authorities if permits are required.  Follow this link for a more detailed report.

For permit enquiries, the Australian CITES Management Authority can be reached at   


Services we offer 

•  Violin, viola and cello bow rehairs - by appointment only.
•  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.  In most instances, for these goods, orders received from Monday to Friday before 1.00 pm E.S.T will be despatched that day. You can select whether you want your smaller items to be sent by Australia Post Parcel Post or Express Post.  We will contact you directly regarding delivery of larger items. Please contact us should you wish your goods to be sent by Registered Post.