at , Brighton, BN3 United Kingdom

Vincent Purcell, violin maker and restorer of Oldviolins. I carry out fine quality repairs on stringed instruments and bows.


Brighton BN3
United Kingdom
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I am Vincent Purcell and I am a well established violinmaker / restorer working for the last 25 years from my studio in Hove Sussex. I carry out fine quality repairs on stringed instruments and bows. As well as my own private work, I am also consultant/restorer for local music shops including Ackerman music Hove, Carousel music Haywards Heath and Water Music. I keep a stock of old violins, student to professional quality, and supply mainly local musicians in the classical, folk and world music business. The instruments shown on this site are some examples of those available in the studios. I have a teaching studio where I teach aspiring violin, viola and cello makers to make fine quality instruments & I provide a friendly free service of advice and estimates on all stringed instruments and bows.

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Greetings from the violin workshop. Today we are cleaning and restoring the varnish on a violin by Gavinies, Paris 1770

Published Oldviolins on 2014-11-23 14:17:12 GMT

In the Violin workshop today we have an English violin by Joseph Hill, here is it is next to a huge double bass bridge. We also have a lot a of horse hair ready to be put on bows. And a tiny weeny planer on a Gabrielli copy violin being made...

Published Oldviolins on 2014-07-17 19:13:00 GMT

Hello Oldviolins.co.uk have you got any more photos of repairs?!

Published Helen L on 2014-04-26 11:07:52 GMT

Hello Oldviolins I need a Strad, got any mid range ones?

Published Helen L on 2014-04-23 13:05:03 GMT

Americana and more music tonight at Fitzherberts come and join in the fun v

Published Oldviolins on 2014-04-13 14:06:55 GMT

Live American folk and blues night at JW Lennons pub, Edward street. 9pm fiddles and guitars, come and see our gig

Published Oldviolins on 2014-04-05 18:47:18 GMT

lots of double bass repairs they are always falling over! Here is a before and after job with the happy owner.

Published Oldviolins on 2014-03-19 14:53:50 GMT

Ooo 41 likes oooo, got anything to say about that?!

Published Helen L on 2014-03-14 18:27:19 GMT

great stiock , great service and well pleased with repairs and purchases over the past 10 years SUE

Published Sue Johnston on 2014-03-14 11:07:05 GMT

Hello Facebook! Fancy a fiddle?

Published Oldviolins on 2014-03-13 17:38:40 GMT