International Violin Dealer

Specialising in fine French bows, we work with leading soloists, orchestral professionals, traditional and jazz players.

We also keep a selection of great violins chosen for their sound.

Based in an outstanding Georgian townhouse in Wells, Somerset, we offer our clients large, beautiful and quiet spaces in which to play.

We also we ship instruments and bows worldwide with secure packaging and full insurance.

Coronavirus Update

Despite the Coronavirus crisis we are still open for business. Most of our communication with customers is by phone and email and all of our violins, violas and bows are listed on the website with detailed descriptions and photos. We started 13 years ago as an internet-based business, so we are very experienced in working with customers remotely and have well-tested packaging systems for sending instruments and bows out on trial all over the world with courier services.  We have recently made arrangements with our insurance company so that we can use couriers for even the more valuable items. 

If you are considering a purchase do get in touch – we can help! Just pick up the phone or send us an email.

Martin Swan Violins, Avenue House, Wells, BA5 2AJ

Recent Notable Sales

Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow

Eugene Sartory Violin Bow

Nicolas Simon Violin Bow

Tonal specialist • Online inventory • Detailed photographs