Established in 1997, Simmers Violins has been providing Australian string players with high quality, dependable instruments and service in Brisbane for over 15 years. Our traditional, small boutique style of violin shop offers you a personal one to one experience from experienced, European-trained Master violin maker, John Simmers.
The workshop is closed until the 3rd of July as John is in the USA attending the Oberlin Violin Makers Workshop. You can contact him by email while he is away. Please visit our Contact page for the address.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING INSTRUMENT AND BOW REPAIRS
In 2018, we will only be accepting repairs for instruments and bows, originally purchased from us and only on the last week of each month. Please refer to our Restoration and Repairs page for more information and availability.
John Simmers is a founding member and the current President of the Australian Violin Makers Association, Australia’s professional standards based association for the violin trade. He is a full member of the Entente Internationale des Luthiers et Archetiers and is an active member of the Violin Society of America and the British Violin Makers Association.
As well as offering a good range of high quality instruments and bows to suit serious students to professional players, our repair and restorations services are always in high demand.
We are always looking for nice instruments and bows to add to our collection. If you have something that you are interested in selling, please contact us for an appraisal.
If you are looking to upgrade your instrument or bow, we are always happy to consider your old one as a part exchange. We generally don’t buy back or sell student level instruments on consignment.