some point in the next few months ill be looking at upgrading my violin. Im already checking out possible stores online, researching etc, and am considering shops to visit in reasonable travelling distance by car from M1 J15 Northamptonshire area.
going into London is too much of a faff, as i wont drive into london, and getting instruments on approval and travelling to and from by train is not feasable really
There doesnt seem to be many shops nearby for me to visit. My most local seems to be Caswells, who i have used a few times for other items but havent been overly impressed with, and am not keen on using again.
There's also Hill & Co. in Welwyn which is a bit of a trek, but still do-able by car ok, but cant find much about them online, not a lot on their website, they seem to be quite small?
Turner violins is on the list, which again is a bit of a trek but is reasonably close to my mother in laws so can tie in a visit to her.
Are there any other reputable dealers in the area anyone can recommend?
My budget will be around the £1000 mark
id be willing to travel around an hr away maybe a bit more if its a reputable store with a good selection of instruments in my budget