Please note that our retail shop in Egham is now permanently closed.
To order strings, accessories, bows and cases, please visit The String Zone.


I trained at the Newark School of Violin Making from 1974 to 1977. After graduating I spent the following 5 years working as a repairer and restorer at Edward Withers Ltd, London. Subsequently I worked for many years for dealers and musicians before opening my shop in Egham in 2004 (now closed) and founding the online orchestral store, The String Zone.


Operating for over 40 years and with experience in all aspects of the violin trade, Andrew Riley Violins met the needs of string players of all standards. Clients ranged from students and teachers to members of many of the top national orchestras including The Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, LSO, London Mozart Players, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Strings and Accessories

Please visit The String Zone for a full range of strings, cases, bows and accessories.