About Us

Violin Strings Online is the e-commerce shop for Thwaites Fine Stringed Instruments.

Violin Strings Online

Violin Strings Online sells a wide range of strings and accessories for violin, viola, cello and double bass at discounted prices and also offers free UK shipping on strings. 

We have many more products that are not on our website so if you are unable to find what you are looking for please contact us. Our staff have many years of experience as players, teachers and instrument dealers and will be happy to help.


Thwaites is a long established family business specialising in the sale and repair of orchestral string instruments.  We have an impressive selection of violins, violas, cellos and double basses including English, Italian, French and German.  Our instruments range from those suitable for beginner players to fine conservatoire and professional level instruments.  We also have a good selection of bows and accessories.  

We have an onsite workshop where our skilled team of luthiers carry out a full range of instrument repairs from minor adjustments to full restorations. 

We are located within easy reach of London and welcome customers from both our local area and further afield including international clients.  

Our student rental scheme for violin, viola, cello and double bass offers good quality instruments at competitive monthly prices.
Professional hire of high quality double basses and flightcases for concerts, solo work, recording and touring is also available.