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for electric violins, violas, cellos, and bass, amplification and instrument pick-ups...


Bespoke handmade electric violins made and designed by David Bruce Johnson


As of April this year, David has been making Violectra for 25 years!

As a celebration we are hosting a Violectra Fest, here in Moseley during Moseley Festival.


The evening will start with the tantalising Stringfever Violectra quartet.  They perform all over the World and will inspire any young or older person with their presentation of well-known classical music. ( special family tickets on offer : see details below) .

The evening also includes the innovative blend of mellow cello of Emily Burridge with Latin and Bossa rythmns of Incandescendo;  to Pete Hartley's jazz improvisation with special guests, and the spellbinding operatic elvish vocals of Parisian, Coline Amadeus whilst playing her 6 string Violectra violin. The grand finale will host a premier Violectra orchestra.

An event not to be missed (it only happens every 25 years)!

Details: Wednesday 5th July, 7-11pm, (Ticket Details below)

Venue: Moseley All Services Club, 91 Church Rd. Moseley Birmingham B13 9EA.


Ticket Details: http://violectra25.eventbrite.com  Early bird offer until June 18th


Youth (Under 19 )    ...............................    £5.00

Family Ticket ( 1 Adult , 1 under 19) £17.50

Family Ticket ( 2 Adults, 1 under 19) £25.00

Family Ticket ( 2 Adults, 2 under 19) £32.00


Adult Early Bird offer until June 18:  £12.50

Adult after June 18/ On Door:........ £15.00


Event Details: http://www.violectra.co.uk/news.php 0121 693 1214





As part of  Moseley Festival we will also be featuring a shop-window display

Individuality: Celebrating Creativity in Musical Instrument Making

Come along for a coffee , and see our window exhibition of unique stringed instruments , any time during the festival week from Sat 1st July to Sat 8th July. (sorry we are not open Sundays)

The display will feature an uniquely shaped violin made in 24 hours by a group of final year students at Newark Violin Making College designed and lead by our newest member of staff, Kevin Basle; a hand engraved violin by Louis Lowendall 1880, Berlin, and a beuatifully hand painted violin by artist Gabrielle Blakey


We still have space for one or two instruments so if you have a unique stringed instrument you would be willing to have displayed – then please contact us with details




BRITISH HANDMADE    from a  good selection of modern makers in the UK



15 3/8" Viola by Edward Gaut , Bristol, 2010 16 1/2" Viola, Barry Oliver , 1993 Violin by Derek Roberts,   1993

Violin by John Langstaffe, 2009 Cello, by Alan Charles, 1994 3/4 Double Bass, by Ian K Highfiled,1994




Young players have a range of second hand student instrument outfits- full size and part – size ranging from about £100

( second hand)  upwards for violins.


As well as stocking our Stentor I & Stentor II Student violin outfits, we can now offer for the discerning player , the HIDERSINE VIVENTE outfits for 1/8- 4/4.


A range of second-hand

fractional size student cello outfits


(1/4 size) Violin outfit


All instruments we sell have been through our workshop

 to make sure they are fully set up and play to their best.


New Modern CELLOS We now have in stock a good selection of mid range cellos...


Hidersine RESERVE

Cello, China


Jai Haide "RUGGERI" model, China Handmade Cello by Conrad Gotz, 1976 Handmade Cello by REINHOLD  SCHNABLE, 1986
Handmade from Germany Meister Luthier MARKO ACKERT "Rom Antik" model

Handmade Silver Series Cello, by AKOS BALAZS, Budapest, Hungary


HOW TO MEASURE INSTRUMENT SIZES & PROPORTIONS: follow our guides for Instrument Specifications Chart: Violins



  Francois Bignon, David Bruce Johnson, Mike O'Neill, Amanda Lipman, Kevin Basle


Free parking in Tudor Road, and at the side of premises

Opening Hours: Monday -Saturday  9:30am- 5:30pm



2a Tudor Rd., Moseley Birmingham B13 8HA

Telephone : 0121 693 1214

Email: info@moseleyviolins.co.uk


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