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Tim Toft Violin Shop UK - Dealers and Restorers in Fine Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses & Bows

  • About Us

    Our violin shop is situated in the delightful market town of Stone in Staffordshire. Our three-storey violin shop, which dates from 1820, offers customers fitting surroundings in which to view and try out instruments of all eras.

    We have an extensive range of old and modern instruments spanning the baroque, classical and modern periods - one of the largest in the UK. Customers are welcome to try out instruments on the premises in one of several special rooms designed for this purpose.


    Jay Haide Instruments

    For over 10 years we have been the UK distributor for Jay Haide, a US company owned by Jay Ifshin of El Cerrito, California. All Jay Haide instruments are professionally set up, by our qualified staff, with a good quality bridge, soundpost, endpin and pegs.

    Jay Haide Violins Stradivari, Guarneri, Balestrieri and Guadagnini models, 1/4 to full size.
    Jay Haide Violas Stradivari and Maggini models from 15" to 16 3/4".
    Jay Haide Cellos Stradivari, Goffriller, Montagnana and Ruggeri models, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 7/8 and full size.
    Jay Haide Double Bass Panormo or Quenoil model 3/4 size only.

  • Restoration

    We pride ourselves on the standard of our Violin repair and restoration services.

    We also restore and repair Violas, Cellos & Double Bass and Bows.

    Most repairs are carried out on the premises under the auspices of our head of workshop, Helen Pegram. Helen trained at the Welsh School of Violin - making and has worked in several workshops, including World of Basses in Reutingen, Germany.


    Valuation & Certification

    As a respected international dealer and consultant, Tim Toft is held in high esteem by professional bodies, auction houses and players. He is also an advisor on matters of instrument authenticity, provenance and investment.

    We can provide verbal & written valuations along with certification services.

    Learn more about valuation & certification