Simmers Violins will be closed from the 19th of September. We will reopen on the 3rd of October.

We apologise to any customers who have tried to call the shop during this time. Telstra have made a mistake with our phone line and connected it to a different address. Calls have not been going to our answering machine and for some reason they cancelled the diversion we set up to go to my mobile phone. We believe it is important to be contactable, even when we are away. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.


Established in 1997, Simmers Violins has been providing Australian string players with high quality, dependable instruments and service in Brisbane for over 15 years. Our traditional, small boutique style of violin shop offers you a personal one to one experience from experienced, European-trained violin maker, John Simmers.

John Simmers is a founding member and the current President of the Australian Violin Makers Association, Australia’s professional standards based association for the violin trade. He is an active member of the Violin Society of America and the British Violin Makers Association.

As well as offering a good range of high quality instruments and bows to suit serious students to professional players, our repair and restorations services are always in high demand.

We are always looking for nice instruments and bows to add to our collection. If you have something that you are interested in selling, please contact us for an appraisal.

If you are looking to upgrade your instrument or bow, we are always happy to consider your old one as a part exchange. We generally don’t buy back or sell student level instruments on consignment.

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More than just a retailer, we offer you the knowledge and expertise you can expect from a traditional violin maker’s shop.

20 Argyle Street
Red Hill Qld 4059

By appointment tel: 07 3368 3866

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European trained
Instruments made to order
Selected Repairs and Restorations
Strings Cases & Accessories
Professionals, Serious Students, Discerning Amateurs