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Visit Our Fine Instrument Shop in Central London

After establishing Bishops in 2004 we have now relocated to 92/93 Great Russell St, next door to the British Museum, a fantastic location in central London with a large showroom enabling visitors to try instruments in a larger space. With an extensive collection ranging from the world’s finest contemporary craftsmen to the old masters Stradivari and Guadagnini, our clients include students , amateurs and professionals of all levels.

Bishop Instruments and bows has an international client base and Sean is regularly overseas meeting with customers. We can offer a choice of location to our customers in Europe and an extension of the personal one-to-one service that we specialise in.

Sean Bishop

After musical studies Sean worked with all Londons finest orchestras including English Chamber Orchestra, The Philharmonia, B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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As an Australian, Sean has many ties with the country and has sold instruments to almost all the orchestras there. Please enquire about instruments & bows we currently have there and how we can help.

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Bishop Instruments and Bows are also looking for instruments and bows to sell on assignment. For a specific list of instruments and bows please click on the link below or enquire if you have an item you think we may be interested in.

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Every instrument in our London shop has been carefully restored,repaired and adjusted, ensuring that they are restored to their original quality, style and tone. Unfortunately we do not do outside restoration in house. However, our restorer Martin might have some out of hours availability. Contact him directly.

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Continuing the Tradition of Fine Instruments and Bows in London

London Has a great tradition in fine musical instruments and bows, which was established most notably through the excellent craftsmanship of W. E. Hill & Sons.

W. E. Hill & Sons of New Bond Street, London was established in 1887 and soon gained a worldwide reputation for excellence in making instruments and bows as well as repairs and cases. The W. E. Hill & Sons certificate of authenticity was considered definitive. Throughout the twentieth Century London became an established centre in Europe for fine stringed instruments and bows.