Vegter Violins

String Instrument Specialists Providing Sales, Repairs & Restoration
For all Players from Beginner to Professional
Working In The Heart of Cork City

Browse our wide range of string instruments to suit players of all levels

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Vegter Violins

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Vegter Violins are string instrument specialists, providing sales, repairs and restoration works on violins, violas and cellos.
Based in the heart of Cork City, the team at Vegter Violins is passionate about helping customers find the perfect instruments or musical accessories to meet your individual needs. From beginners to Professional musicians, we stock a variety of products to suit all playing levels, with a showroom of over 125 different instruments and over 250 bows available for sale.
Vegter Violins is owned by Hugo Vegter DIP CSM, who is an instrument and bow maker and restorer, who studied the craft under the tutelage of W.D. Patterson here in Cork and has specialised in Instrument and Bow repair and restorations for over 30 years.

Working alongside Hugo is Haruaki Saito who is an instrument maker and restorer who qualified in Instrument Making and Repair in Japan, working there in the trade for 10 years before coming to Ireland in 2016, and has worked in this workshop since 2017. Niamh Vegter looks after the administration of the business so that Hugo and Haru can concentrate on the creative side of the business.


Our expertise in this industry means that we specialise in violin repairs and restorations, offering antique violin repair and restoration services to bring your much-loved violins back to life again. When undertaking any repair or restoration job we meticulously plan and record the work involved to enable the instrument or bow to be finished in the most conscientious and professional manner possible.

As an independent business, we pride ourselves on contentious and courteous customer service. When buying or upgrading an instrument we offer a trade-in service on all instruments, guaranteeing quality and promising that we would never sell anything that we wouldn’t trade back to save you money on your string instruments in the long-run.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND ADVICE

Under the current level 5 government restrictions we remain open for drop-off and collection only. We also advise that Customer follow the current COVID-19 guidelines, particularly the restrictions on travel distances.

Customers will not be permitted in the workshop during this time but we can safely retrieve and pass on instruments and bows whilst maintaining Social Distancing. For information on what services we can still provide, simply get in touch with our team today on vegterviolins@gmail.com or call 0214506868. We are not able to accommodate walk-in customers at this time.

To avoid disappointment, make an appointment to visit our workshop today and test out our range of string instruments at your convenience.

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Bowed String Instruments

Vegter Violins are bowed string instrument specialists offering a range of services including repairs and restoration for string instruments including violins, violas, and cellos. We also provide trade-in services and professional advice & recommendations.

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Bows

The bow is a crucial part of any string instrument. Vegter Violins sells, rehairs, restores, and repairs violin bows to ensure your instrument is kept in shape.

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Accessories

We offer a large range of accessories for string instruments including shoulder rests, stands, cases, strings, rosin and more to aid you in your music practise. When purchasing strings in this workshop we fit them free of charge.

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Repairs

If there is minor damage to your violin, viola or cello, or it’s time for an annual service, don’t worry. With decades of experience in the industry, Vegter Violins offer quality repairs services for all kinds of damage. We also perform routine services on your instruments.

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Restoration

Has an accident extensively damaged your instrument or bow? Here at Vegter Violins we offer professional violin restoration services to restore your instrument to its former glory.

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Shop

Browse our online shop today for violins for sale, violas for sale, and cellos for sale, as well as a wide range of bows, accessories, and musical equipment.

Customer Testimonials

A fantastic man to deal with really down to earth really knows his stuff and is not out to push the most priciest violin on you a real gent a professional [sic] in his job would highly recommend him.

 

Hugo and his sister were absolutely amazing. They helped me value, revive and repair my old instrument. Hugo's dedication to his craft, patience and commitment to teach me how to clean and maintain it were astounding. I'm sad I'm no longer down the road but am so glad to have met them and would highly recommend.

 

Very impressed. Excellent selection of fine antique violin and bows. Repaired an old bow of mine to excellent condition, also and bought my most recent violin from there. Cannot rate them highly enough.

 

Browse our online store today to view our wide range of string instruments and accessories, with worldwide shipping available

Vegter Violins FAQ

  • Where can I find violins for sale near me?

    Vegter Violins provides new and antique violins for sale from our Cork workshop.

  • Where can I get a violin bow re haired near me?

    Vegter Violins provides violin bow rehairing for customers around Ireland.

  • What products do you sell?

    We sell a range of bowed string instruments, violins, violas, cellos and bows alongside accessories like cases, strings, music stands, rosins and more from our Cork workshop.

  • How do I book an appointment to visit your workshop?

    To book a workshop visit, simply get in touch with our team today on vegterviolins@gmail.com or call 0214506868.