International Violin Dealer


Specialising in fine French bows


We lead the field in internet-based sales of fine instruments – whatever your budget, we can help. Professional violinists and amateurs alike come to us because they want great tone and playability, authenticity backed up by independent certificates, transparent pricing, and level-headed advice about investment.

You can browse our entire stock of violins, violas and bows on this website.

If you’d like to talk, just pick up the phone or send us an email.

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

Visit us by appointment in the cathedral city of Wells, Somerset, or meet us in central London.

Recent Notable Sales

FN Voirin Viola Bow

Jean Pierre Marie Persoit Violin Bow

Caspar Strnad Violin

Tonal specialist • Online inventory • Detailed photographs