Cremona House Violin Shop of Bristol has been in the forefront of the
British violin, cello, viola, double bass and bows trade since it was established in 1879 by George Darbey
Over a hundred years later and well into it's second century it has become
one of the leading violin shops in Britain. Under the direction of Richard
Bristow since 1979, this shop has developed a popularity and excellent
reputation for quality craftsmanship and expertise.
A project by Richard Bristow of Cremona House was created to be a one stop site.
Our aim is to make the this site as interesting and informative as
possible. As the site is designed for customer participation we welcome
your views, news and comments on how we may improve the site wherever
possible. Furthermore to provide a service for the player, teacher,
student, instrument collector and dealer alike. Customers can buy and sell
instruments and bows from this site. violinvaluations.com will act as
agents, bringing both buyer and seller together. For this service there is
a commission charged to the vendor. Only upon completion of a sale will
violinvaluations.com receive their commission.
Online Shop Instrument sales
(Ready To Play Policy) As Professional Restorers, Repairers and
Makers, we only sell string instruments that have been properly Adjusted, Set-up
and supplied ready to play. This FREE service is included in the price, so
you will not be receiving your Violin, Viola Cello or Double Bass 'Straight from the factory Package (Bridge
down etc). Professional upgrades are available by request, This includes
better Strings, Bridge, Soundpost etc
All violin viola cello and double bass string faults and breakages, will be sent back to the
manufacturers for assessment before we can issue a credit or replacement.
Un-opened or un-used strings will be exchanged immediately.
All Goods must be checked when received to ensure good working order and
satisfactory condition and notified to us by telephone and confirmed by
letter or email of any defects upon receipt within 48 hours of delivery.
if in our judgment any item that has been wrongly priced, or information
mistakenly placed, we remain the right to withdraw from any such
We remain the right to withdraw from any transaction without having to
give a reason for doing so.
Instrument and Bow Appraisals.
Information provided by customers may be limited or
inaccurate our aim can only be to provide a helpful guide and general idea
as to the type of instrument or bow you have and a price that might be
achieved. It should therefore only be treated as guidance only, and if we
felt it necessary we would try to put you in touch with a dealer in your
vicinity who may be able to offer you further information. Any comments or
appraisals we suggest from this site regarding an instrument or bow cannot
be used for insurance purposes as a physical examination of the item would
All information received is held in the strictest confidence, and unless
otherwise advised your
privacy is respected at all times
Terms and Conditions
Any potential vendor placing an advert with us will be entering into a
legally binding contract to pay our specified commission rate upon
successful completion of a sale. Vendors will be requested for immediate
payment. All chargeable classified adverts must be paid for before the
advert is displayed on this website. All mention of violinvaluations
includes it's employee's, associates, and anyone involved in the
construction of this site
1. violinvaluations.com only acts as agent for the vendor
2. violinvaluations.com displays information and pictures of instruments
and bows on behalf of participating vendors and
dealers, who are solely responsible for their content.
3. violinvaluations.com is not responsible for, nor does it warrant the
accuracy of the information provided
4. We can appraise an instrument and bow solely on the information
provided, and although we endeavour to achieve a realistic
assessment we cannot be held responsible whatsoever for any inaccuracies
on information we may provide. However a more
accurate appraisal can only be achieved by a physical examination of the
instrument or bow. Any appraisal we submit will be
as a guide only as to the possible value but cannot be taken to be true or
accurate or used as a valuation for insurance purposes
5. violinvaluations.com it's employee's, associates, and anyone involved
in the construction of this site cannot be held
responsible for any information that may be deemed wrong, misleading or
otherwise when given to us by advertisers or persons requesting
information to be posted on this site. All classified and other adverts
and their content remain the responsibility of the person placing the
advert, and should be checked for accuracy, any mistakes or errors should
be notified to violinvaluations by email as responsibility for any errors
the are not the liability of violinvaluations.com.
6. violinvaluations.com acts only as a third party in any transactions
regarding items belonging to advertisers and as such cannot be held
responsible before, during or after any sale has been completed, and any
disputes are between the person who placed the advert and the purchaser