We believe in creativity

We are Sophia’s Strings

Our passion for music and skilled professionals

sets us apart from the competition

Our Services

Handmade Instruments

It is our intention to provide you with an instrument that meets your needs in terms of tonal quality, sound projection and represents excellent value for money…..

instrument and accessory hire

Instruments are available for hire at a very competitive rate per term and encompass kits for violins, violas, cellos and double bass (on arrangement)……

Instrument Repairs

We offer a comprehensive repair and maintenance service, which will restore your instrument to full playing capacity. From simple services such as re-strings, clean and polishing and new…..

Sophia's Strings Online Store

At Sophia’s Strings we will be providing you with a comprehensive and easy to use online store with a wide range of products and accessories to meet all your needs. Coming Soon! …..

learn to play music tuition

Violin and music reading in a practical and exciting way that is specifically design to create playing enjoyment and foster the desire to learn…….

Connect with Us on Social Media

We can be reached through a range of social media platforms so you can be kept up to date with the news of the day, upcoming events and what we are doing here at Sophia’s Strings.

We Strive for Excellence

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The New Stainer

A Touch of Sophistication and Class

We are thrilled and enlivened that the new Baroque Violin is now complete. Based on a 1668 Jacob Stainer, the violin has a foundation of German Maple for back, neck and sides with European Spruce top, ebony fingerboard and Gut strings.

 

 

 

Photography & Images provided by McDonell IT Services

 

 

Whilst we acknowledge the mastery of makers of all eras, particularly the great classic period and the greatest of them all Antonio Stradivari, we are inspired by two of the great family dynasties, the Amati’s and the Guarneri’s. From these families we have numerous plans available for you to choose from (as well as Stradivari, Bergonzi, Rogeri and others) and we can tailor an instrument to your personal requirements. Whilst using the patterns of the grand masters, we make new instruments not copies, so you can rest assured that the instrument you purchase is uniquely yours.

Be taught by Professionals

To Become Professional

our mission

At Sophia’s Strings we believe that stringed music greatly enriches the lives of the player and the listener alike, and as a result we have three main goals:

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”  – Victor Hugo

  • To produce and maintain instruments that are purpose made for each individual client that provide, playing satisfaction, tonal integrity and projection in all the bowed family of instruments.
  • To provide the highest levels of traditional craftsmanship to serve musicians and their instruments.
  • To build an awareness of and appreciation for music of the baroque and classical periods.

 

What Others Say

‘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)

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Illawarra Festival of Wood

The 2018 Illawarra Festival of Wood is a 3-day event that celebrates, preserves and promotes the traditions of working with wood.

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What People are Saying…

 

Thank you very sincerely for the quality of your work done on my Italian Cello. I am pleased that the inner life of my instrument appears noticeably enhanced by your careful and pains-taking work.

Dr Derek Whitehead

Writer, Researcher &Artist

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.

Andrew Baker

Orange NSW

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