• Established


    David E Vernon established the business at Braznose Street in the centre of Manchester during 1964. A few years later David moved the rapidly expanding business to its current modest location in Stretford, well positioned on the main route to the city centre.

  • Skilled and Professional

    Skilled and Professional

    Since 1964, Vernon Violins has provided skilled and professional services to stringed instrumentalists throughout Manchester, the North West and Nationally. We continue to provide restoration skills inspired by techniques developed in the workshops of W E Hill & Sons and J & A Beare Ltd., as well as studies of modern contemporary restoration techniques.

  • Customer Service

    Customer Service

    We remain committed to improving and expanding our stock of quality instruments and bows. We also offer to search for instruments or bows for clients who require very specific items for investment. Customer service is paramount in all our dealings with clients, offering a wealth of knowledge, service, craftsmanship and expertise.


David E Vernon established the company during 1964, trading from the centre of Manchester on Brazennose Street. David traded for a short time on the upper floor of Kendals on Deansgate before moving to its current position close to the centre of Manchester on Chester Road and only a short distance from the Bridgewater Hall, the RNCM, Chethams and the Media City.

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