The Violin Shop

H. George & Son

Restorers, Repairers & Dealers in
Violins, Violas, 'Cellos, Double-basses and Bows
Valuations, Bow Rehairs & Repairs,
Strings and Accessories. 

established 1975


The Violin Shop is situated in the busy town of Blackpool, the famous Lancashire resort in the North West of England. It is located on the first floor of an Edwardian bank building overlooking the principal square, and, beyond, the promenade and the north pier. Such a location might not seem an obvious place to find a shop specialising in the repair, restoration and dealing of violins, but its rooms are a haven of peace above the bustle of the town.

People often travel from all over the country to purchase instruments or to have their own carefully restored. Anything from inexpensive beginner's outfits to fine old French and Italian stock, are all carefully set up in order to bring out the best in that particular instrument. Apart from the showroom, workshops and storerooms, there are two small trying rooms where people are able to spend as long as they need trying various instruments, with help and advice available if needed.

We have always been valuers and agents for Allianz Musical Insurance, formerly British Reserve and advise your valuations to be kept up to date. After we have given the initial valuation certificate, updates can often be done by telephone.

The Violin Shop was started by the ex-Hallé violinist Harry George in 1975, the business is now run by his son Kevin and his wife Kathy. They are always interested in purchasing good old violins, violas, 'cellos and bows.

A mail order service of strings, accessories and sheet music is offered for your convenience. A short phone call and the goods will soon be on their way to you. 


Kevin and Kathy will be on vacation this year from Friday July 10th but will be back on Friday July 17th.

The shop will be closed from Monday 13th July but will reopen on the Friday. It will also be open on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th July but without Kevin annd Kathy.

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