Welcome to Antonio Strings
We are one of Australasia's leading specialists in the sale, appraisal, repair & restoration of violins, violas, cellos and bows
Our products and services cater from beginners & students through to professional musicians.
We sell a quality range of violins, violas and cellos both new and old. We also stock an excellent range
of bows to accompany these instruments.
We stock cases, strings, rosins, accessories, CDs and double bass strings & rosin
We will be closed between December 23rd and January 4th
Our last day of business for 2014 will be December 22nd. We will re-open on
the January 5th
We thank our supporters for their custom in 2014. Best wishes for your Christmas and
new years celebrations!
Monday - Friday; 10am to 5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays
Calling from NZ: 03-377-8813
calling from Australia: 0011 - 64 - 3 - 377 - 8813
Country code: 64
City code: 03
Suite 6, Regent Court, 75 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Final dates for posting items to Australia, for 2014
We are in our final week of posting items from New Zealand to Australia for this year. December 12th is out final posting date. Items sent after this date will be delayed considerably by the Christmas mail.
If you would like an item posted to you for trial or purchase before Christmas please kindly email us immediately and we will do our best to have this ready to send by the 12th. (Some items require set up time in our workshop)
We thank you for your understanding and look forward to new International trials in th coming year.
October 1, 2014
NEW strings - Jargar Superior
Reduction in most Jargar string prices
We are pleased to introduce Jargar Superior cello A and D strings to our range.
September 1, 2014
We are currently revising our Pirastro String prices. We are pleased to be reducing the price considerably, for many varieties.
We will be updating all Pirastro varieties for violin, viola, cello and double bass during the coming weeks.
August 25, 2014
PRICE REDUCTION: Tonica violin strings - in all sizes
& Dominant violin strings - all sizes
We are pleased to be reducing the price of Tonica violin strings.
Tonica strings, by Pirastro string makers, were made as an answer to Dominant Strings (by Thomastic string makers). Tonica strings come in all sizes.
At $68/69.70 per set, they are now one of our more affordable violin string options.
We have also been able to reduce the price of Dominant strings by $3 - $5 per string.
As always we do recommend a Westmister E with a dominant A, D and G set.
July 23, 2014
Website updates and New Larsen Virtuoso Strings
We are currently updating our website to include more information and images. We hope that you will find it increasingly intuituve to navigate. Visit Accessories (see left hand tabs) to view our violin case page.
We are excited to be making a new string available, as of today. Larsen Virtuoso is the newest addition to our carefully chosen range.
July 14, 2014
Vision Solo violin string - price reduction & Thomastik discontinues Vision Solo for 1/2 and 3/4 sized strings
Today we have reduced the price of Vision Solo, 4/4 violin strings by around $3 per string
Thomastik Infeld Vienna string makers are no longer producing Vision Solo 3/4 and 1/2 sized strings. We will unfortunately no longer be able to supply theses in store but do have some stock remaining for those who would like to use them for the following couple of years.
Vision Solo full sized strings are still available as before.
July 8th, 2014
Changes to Vision String Prices
Thomastic (string makers) recently made some alterations to their violin string prices. At Antonio Strings we have followed suit.
While 1/16~1/2 sized strings have gone up slightly in price, 3/4 strings have come down.
Peter Infeld (also by Thomastic) have come down by around $5 per string, which is fantastic news. These are excellent strings.
July 2nd, 2014
Pirastro strings price reduction
We are currently reducing the price on selected Pirastro strings. The price of cello strings in Evah Pirazzi, Evah Pirazzi soloist, Passione and Eudoxa are the first to be re-priced.
An Evah Pirazzi cello set is now $337.90 (previously $441.40).
See our string web page for prices.
July 1st, 2014
New trade-in and buy back rates
Due to increasing costs we have made the decision to change our trade-in rate to 65%. We believe this to be an excellent rate still.
We have changed our buy back rate also, to 50%.
We are grateful to our customers for their understanding that to remain sustainable as a business, it is necessary for us to make this change.
All previously purchased instruments can be traded-in or bought back at our previous rate of 75% and 60% respectively.
Our new rates apply to all sales from July 1st, 2014 onward.
Price reduction - Duplex cases and Vision strings
Due to the weak Japanese yen, we have been able to reduce the price of Duplex Ultralight violin cases by $100.
Previously $460, these popular cases are currently being sold for $360.
We have also reduced the price of the Vision violin strings by around 10%.
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