Stringed Instrument Services

Repairs and Restorations

Our luthier John Ferwerda spent extensive years training in Mittenwald, Germany, a municipality famous for it's manufacture of violins, violas and cellos since the mid-17th century. John has won prizes all over the world for his violin making and is sought after all over Australia for his repair and restoration work. At Violin World we offer any repair service from a simple clean and polish to a full restoration, and with the tools, knowledge and network at our disposal, no job is too big or too small. Simply give us a call or send through an email if you have any enquiries regarding some work you might like done on your violin, viola, cello, double bass or would like a quote for some particular repair work. We also encourage you to come and visit us in his workshop and have a look at some of the repair work that John is doing!


Looking to sell an instrument but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! At Violin World we carry, display and advertise a large rotating stock of instruments in conjunction with the music store next door; Allegri. With decades of experience in selling instruments, we have the network, knowledge and customer base to have your instrument sold for you presto! Simply bring your instrument in, sign a consignment form and we will take care of the rest, making selling that instrument of yours as easy for you as it should be!

Violin Making Classes

John has been working with and learning from the best since he entered the world of stringed instruments, and is keen to not only use this experience and extensive knowledge to offer the best stringed instrument repair service in Melbourne, but also to pass on this knowledge and expertise to those keen to get inside the process of making a violin from start to finish. John typically holds a violin making class from 8am to midday on Saturday for whoever that time suits, but is always happy to have people come in at their own set times during the week according to what best suits the individual. With 40 years of experience in teaching the art of violin making, John will be able to guide you through the correct process at your own pace, moving from a piece of wood to the completion of a violin made to the specifications of a master violin maker.


Our Many Other Services:


Same day bow-rehair

Trade-ins available for instruments

All instruments and accessories available for hire at highly competitive rates


Contact Us


698 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039