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



Opening Hours
Monday - Friday; 10am to 5pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays


***Please note that our Christchurch shop will be closed on Friday 31st March for Stocktaking. Our Preston storage facility will be closed for the week 3-7th April.***




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



Recent News


June 1, 2016


New pricing of Thomastik Vision small size violin strings

Due to our Vision strings supplier increasing their prices at the beginning of this year, we have had to put our prices up. Until now, we have had remaining stock (bought before the price increase) which we have been able to continue selling at our previous prices. We now have new stock and our prices have been increased for all Vision violin strings from 1/16 to 3/4 size. Please see our Violin Strings price list for more info.

New pricing on all Pirastro strings

Pirastro has recently increased pricing on all strings, so for the same reason our price list has been updated from June 1, 2016.


September 16, 2015

BAM cases, some new pricing and availability

We have just received a shipment of BAM cases and are pleased to be reducing the price on our contoured viola cases. Theses are now available in 3 different styles and the price has been reduced from $890 to $820 NZD due to a favourable exchange rate at the time of purchase.



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 is still an excellent rate.
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.


April, 2014

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.




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