How To Buy

Phone: 07818 033722


We want to make it easy for you to try an instrument and/or bow, and so we’ll do our best to offer as many flexible options as possible. We aim to visit you for your convenience, at a time and location to suit.

 We do travel to London and other parts of the country, and usually something can be worked out.  This service can only be offered with instruments of a reasonable value however, but we’ll send cheaper student instrument outfits by mailorder once purchased.

Try Before You Buy

If you’re looking for an instrument, of course you need to try it before you know it’s the one for you. The initial meeting will present you with some options, and if one stands out as having potential, then you can use the instrument on approval for a week and see how it goes. All you have to do is complete one of our approval forms in advance. If you need more time this can usually be negotiated. You can then keep the instrument and buy it, or arrange to return it.

Payment Methods

We accept debit and credit cards, and instrument outfit can be ordered over the phone by ringing 07818 033722, cheques can be posted to; Adlard Violins, 79 Mottram Road, Broadbottom, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 6BB.

Payment plans

For more expensive instruments we can occassionally arrange a payment plan to suit, contact us to discuss this.


If you’d like to try a bow, then we can send these securely through the post in a secure tube. All we ask is that you pay £15 in advance to cover postage and insurance. If you want to buy one of the bows we send you then you simply keep it and we will send you an invoice, if not you return them to us in the original package. Please get in touch to arrange this.