Things 4 Strings

Bow Hold Buddies from Things 4 Strings

Frogs, Hold Fish and Cellophants. Invented by two Suzuki teachers in the USA and made from medical grade silicone rubber Bow Hold Buddies are an excellent way to gently form an effective bow hold using muscle memory.

Bow Hold Buddies

Amber for Cello

New the Amber Cello Set from Warchal Autumn 2016

The Amber cello set offers a bowing experience closer to that of playing metal core strings. The sound is darker and more robust than the Brilliant set and feels more immediately powerful to the player. Amber offers more 'golden' tonal colours and we'd describe the tone as more immediately compelling and serious. Come and try Amber cello strings on a cello made by Rod Ward at his stand at the Amati Exhibition on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th October 2016.

New in 2017 Ametyst 1/16 Violin Strings

After requests from customers Ametyst fractional violin strings are now available in 1/16th size.

Amber Viola from Warchal

New for Autumn 2015 Amber Viola Strings

Amber strings for viola have just arrived. Available in both short and long these strings offer violists a gut-like warm and complex sound. Following on from the success of Amber violin strings we are pleased to see Warchal's flagship string now available for viola.

Amber Viola from Warchal


New FluteGels

Joining our popular range of GelRests are FluteGels. Made in the USA



Introducing GelRest comfort pads for chinrests. Light and comfortable these can be used by violinists and violists. Available in a range of styles and finishes, they can also be trimmed for an exact fit.

The Strad Sundays Exhibitin

The Strad Exhibition April 2015

We were excited to be part of The Strad Sundays exhibition in the Fountain Room at The Barbican in London on April 12th 2015. A special year for The Strad, this series of exhibitions and talks marks their 125th anniversary. Thank you to all who visited us at this vibrant and friendly event. We met some great people and musicians and hope that you all enjoyed it as much as we did.

Warchal Avantgarde

Warchal Avantgarde September 2014

the remarkable new metal A string from Warchal. Released at Mondomusica Cremona 2014

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Andrea Rosin in Italy September 2014

Andrea rosin is now available for musicians to buy in Italy. We are pleased to say that will be selling the rosin in their shop and also online. They will also be exhibiting the rosin on their stand at MONDOMUSICA in Cremona this September.

Warchal Strings are Headmade

Warchal April 2014

Following on from the success of the Amber E string from Warchal, the new Forte Amber E is now available. This will be followed later in the year by the Extra Warm Amber E and set.

Amati exhibition 2014

Amati Exhibition March 2014

We were pleased to be a part of the Amati Exhibition held at the Lansdowne Club in London. It was good to see many of our stockists and friends there and we look forward to a return visit in October.

Amber Strings from Warchal

September 2013 - The complete Amber set for violin has now been released by Warchal.

An innovative new string which has an astonishingly warm sound, no metallic overtones and doesn't whistle. Made from a special alloy and with a revolutionary new helix design to increase longitudinal elasticity, this E string seems to solve all of the problems found in conventional E strings.

NEW - metal cello A string from Warchal. Called 'PROTOTYPE' September 2012

this string gives a wonderful warm sound with ringing overtones. Made from a stainless steel alloy, excellent tone and durability. This string will be officially introduced at Mondomusica 2012 in Cremona - September 28th - 30th.

Rositini Rosin

Rositini Rosin 2012

Rositini rosin has now joined our product line. A specially created rosin for fractional sized strings. This rosin gives a balanced and warm sound with a low dust formula. A professional quality rosin to help smaller player get the most from their instruments.

Warchal Goes Green

Warchal Goes Green 2012

Warchal Strings have now published details of their recycling scheme for strings.

BVMA Violinmaker's Day 2012.

Another exciting VIOLINMAKER'S DAY on March 4th, where the standard of new instruments was higher than ever. We enjoyed meeting those of you who came! BVMA Violinmaker's Day 2012

Warchal Big Rosin Test

The Big Rosin Test.

Warchal Strings put 40 different violin rosins to the test. But which rosin won?
The Big Rosin Test.

Warchal Russian A String

New from Warchal - the Russian Style violin A string.

A mellow and warm sounding A string with exceptional response. Ideal for violins that will not tolerate a synthetic or gut A string. Excellent durability.

Now in stock.

Bohdan Warchal Master Your Stage Fright

A new book from Bohdan Warchal - MASTER YOUR STAGE FRIGHT

A new book from Bohdan Warchal - MASTER YOUR STAGE FRIGHT
Why do we suffer from stage fright? Can we beat it? Or even use it to our benefit? In this new book, author Bohdan Warchal contemplates the reasons for and origins of performance anxiety. But above all, he offers a specific strategy that can help us understand stage fright, learn to live with it and even use it to our advantage.

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Musikmesse 2011

Musikmesse 2011

April 6th - April 9th. We've just returned from another enjoyable Musikmesse event.