We buy & sell old & new fine quality instruments.
A specialist repairer and maker of violins, violas, cellos and other instruments of the violin family, Poole Violins is located just off the High Street in old Poole, and within easy reach of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Southampton. We offer a full workshop service for the expert repair, restoration and making of bowed musical instruments. Poole Violins was started by violin maker and repairer Mark O'Brien in 2010. Having grown up in the Poole and Bournemouth area and around the violin, both his parents being professional violinists, Mark went to the London Guildhall University to study violin making, and then joined the making and repair course at the Newark School of Violin Making, leaving with a distinction. After college he was offered a position at J.P. Guivier and Co. in London’s West End, the longest established violin dealers in the capital, where he benefitted from many years of expert direction in their well-known and respected workshops. Mark set up Poole Violins after he and his family moved back to the Dorset area from Spain where he ran a successful workshop just outside the city of Valencia. Through Poole Violins, Mark is proud to be able to offer the string community of the area and beyond an expert service for players of all levels.