Derek Roberts Violins

Student Violins and Violin Outfits

Please see our Guide to Student Violins for advice on making your choice of violin to buy.

Stentor II £214 The Stentor II violin outfit is our recommendation for beginning players. We upgrade the instrument with Pirastro Tonica strings and Derek Roberts sets each instrument up personally.

Stentor Conservatoire £339 Our upgraded Conservatoire violin outfit is a high specification outfit at an amazing price, suitable for RCM Grade 5 and beyond.

Andreas Zeller £319 The Andreas Zeller violin outfit is a high quality European made instrument with potential to take a student to Grade 5 and beyond.

Handmade violins £500 to £1000 These new imported handmade violins are higher specification instruments offering a budget alternative to more expensive older violins, for Grade 5 to 8 students.

Jay Haide antiqued violins £1300 New handmade antiqued violins, superb instruments for advanced students at a very keen price.


Our price for all our violins includes setting up to a much higher standard than that achieved by general music shops. Teachers always comment on the enhanced playability of our instruments. Setting up includes
  • improve the peg fit
  • modify bridge and top nut to correct the string action
  • refit and position the soundpost
  • sand and polish the fingerboard edges

We also offer
   • Stentor I and Stentor Standard budget violin outfits
   • a wide choice of student violin bows and cases
   • strings, shoulder rests, chin rests
   • a selection of antique violins of the French and German schools