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'I am excited and impressed with the increasing quality of Peter’s instruments. They are made with the greatest attention to detail and quality. His instruments have an even and consistent tone with impressive projection. Peter is efficient and easy to work with, thoroughly tailoring his approach to cater to the individual needs and opinions of the player.'

– Andrew Baker (Head of Strings, Orange Regional Conservatorium)

'I am very pleased with the viola I purchased from Peter Reid. It is a beautiful instrument – well made. The sound is fantastic – big and warm – and it takes very little effort to produce that sound. I think it's a marvellous instrument!'

– Lauren Davis (Strings Director, Wagga Wagga Regional Conservatorium)

'[In regards to] the repairs you made to my violin, I am amazed at how good it sounds and looks. Thanks so much!'

– Belinda Hughes (Bungendore, NSW)

'...I love the sound of these violin's. Keep up the great work.'

– Monique Palmer (Orange, NSW)

'Peter's cello is nothing short of a work of art. Having played the many cellos of colleagues, students and my own teachers, there is no comparison to the rich and vibrant tone of this instrument. Having seen Peter working on the cello first hand, I was very impressed by the care and detail for quality he has put into his creation. Like the works of Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne, Peter's instruments are a gold mine of quality, waiting to be struck.'

– William Tu (ANU, Canberra)

'I recently purchased one of Peter's cellos and am extremely pleased with it. It is played in now and produces a very impressive tone. Peter is happy to make any adjustments to the setup of the instrument.'

– Felicia Mitchell (Maroubra, NSW)

'We are indeed very happy with the work you did on [our daughter's] violin. She is playing it a lot.'

– Pam Parkin (Parkes, NSW)

'Peter, thank you! My cello sounds amazing [since its repair]. Such a difference.'

– Tanya Willey (Orange, NSW)

'When I initially made contact with Peter seeking a quote for repair work I wasn't really expecting to find anyone willing to take on the task of repairing my cello. The instrument had suffered some significant trauma and required extensive structural and cosmetic work. To my amazement Peter was unfazed by the scale of the work required. His quote was very reasonable, his workmanship excellent and the restoration was completed in a very short time frame. I was provided with regular updates on progress and photographs of the damage as it was uncovered together with the repair work. I couldn't be happier with the result and highly recommend Peter Reid.'

– Miriam Worrad (Bathurst, NSW)


The Acacia Quartet playing the motion and emotion of our instruments.

Peter Reid. Violin Maker. Sophia's Strings, Orange NSW.Peter Reid. Violin Maker. Sophia's Strings, Orange NSW.

William Tu playing Bach in G-major.