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Established in South Manchester in 1984, Ayres Violins is one of the leading specialist violin shops in the North of England and is well known amongst players from beginner to professional for its excellent craftsmanship and service.

Located in Didsbury, our premises include the shop, a music room and a large purpose-built workshop to the rear. All work, from minor repairs, adjustments and bow rehairs, to complete restorations and the making of new instruments, is carried out here in the workshop by our skilled and experienced violin-makers – Paul Ayres, Dave Slight and Michael Watson, who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Our music room houses an extensive range of violins, violas, cellos and bows.  All instruments have been set up to the highest possible standard in the workshop, before being offered for sale.  We hold a comprehensive stock of strings, accessories and cases and expert advice is always on hand from our friendly, knowledgeable staff, who are happy to help with any questions.



Ayres Violins Ltd
Registered Office & Shop
69-71 School Lane,
Didsbury, Manchester
M20 6WN

Company Number 8282730
Registered in England and Wales
TEL/FAX: 0161 448 1860


Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 9 - 5.30. Sat: 9 - 4