Bowed Instruments

Vegter Violins sell a large range of instruments and bows of all sizes, ranging from student level to professional quality.  

We make the quality promise that any instrument sold by us will be taken back in trade when the player is ready to upgrade the instrument. This is subject to the condition of the returned instrument.

The following are some of the instruments that are available to purchase from Vegter Violins.  If interested in viewing an instrument please contact the Workshop in advance so that we can ensure that the instrument is in the Workshop on the required day.

4/4 Violins

  • Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo, Paris 1766
  • Charles & Samuel Thompson, London circa 1780; Alliance Vivace strings, restored by Beare, London
  • Hugo Vegter, Cork 2004; 1704 StradModel, 50-year-old Italian Maple, 40-year-old French Alpine Spruce Top
  • Wm. Shepherd, London, 1976; signed
  • Quality starter and advanced student outfits at various price ranges

Small Size Violins 

  • We sell small sized violin outfits from 1/8 upwards
  • Student 1/2 violin outfits from €280
  • Quality 1/2 violins up to €1200
  • Student 3/4 violin outfits from €315
  • Quality 3/4 violins up to €2000


  • Hugo Vegter, Cork, 2010; Andrea Amati model, 15 ½"
  • Hugo Vegter, Cork, 1993: Andrea Guarneri model, 16“, 1st prize winner, RDS 1995 
  • Antonio Giusberti, Vigevano, 1975; 16 ⅝"
  • Heritage copy of Giovanni Paolo Maggini “Dumas”, 16"
  • Quality Violas from 15" to 16 1/2"
  • Quality student outfits starting at 13"


  • Alosisus Vincentius Honěk, Prague, 1973
  • Rudolph Fiedler Workshop, Unhost, near Prague, 2001
  • Advanced student Master Series 'Cello available
  • Quality student outfits in 1/2, 3/4 and 4/4 sizes

Double Bass

  • Sinfonica all Solid Antiqued

All above listed instruments come with an improved set-up and leave the workshop in its best playing condition.

Unfortunately we are not in a position to purchase back instruments sold in the workshop but will accept instruments back in trade against an upgrade.


  • We sell Bows for all instruments from Student to Professional quality
  • Hugo Vegter Handmade Bows for Violin, Viola and 'Cello in stock
  • We specialise in Bows by Dörfler
  • Stockist of L'Archet, Brazil

Baroque Instruments and Bows

  • Hugo has been making Baroque Instruments and Bows since 1988
  • Conversion of Instrument to Baroque by request
  • Baroque strings available, Pirastro or NRI (special order)

Special Offers

Vegter Violins will follow in the tradition of Patterson Violins in supplying the "Camden Outfit", instrument outfits which include the instrument, case and bow with an improved set-up and leaves the workshop in its best playing condition.  Please contact the Workshop on 021 450 6868 for more information.


Phone 021 450 6868

Fax 021 450 6868

Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm; Outside these hours by Appointment