The aim of this site is to advertise our own instruments we wish to sell. All the instruments here are second hand. They have been used for our professional work for different lengths of time. That is why you will find only one or two violins or cellos for sale at a time. Most of the instruments are in pristine condition. We believe that musicians (students and professionals) in South Africa could find and purchase some excellent handmade violins, cellos and bows at very affordable prices on this site.
We import our instruments directly from violin makers in Bulgaria and China for our own professional use. Each violin or cello offered for sale here is carefully selected before it is shipped to Durban, South Africa. Once received in Durban, the instruments are all used by us for our professional work for different lengths of time. When we decide to sell one of our instruments we evaluate it once again before the selling price is established. Our violin specialist is Petya Koleva, principal second violinist with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. Our cello specialist is Kolio Kolev, cellist with the same orchestra. Some of the instruments which will appear for sale here will have label inside, some of them not, but all of them will look great and sound great because they have been initially chosen according to our own high standards for our own professional use. The sound samples which would be available for some of the instruments are recorded at the City Hall in Durban, which is renowned for its excellent acoustic properties. One RODE NT5 microphone is used.