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- Allister Tunley
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Caswell’s Strings is one of Britain’s oldest mail-order companies specialising in Instruments and accessories for the Violin family. With roots extending back over 50 years ago in the South West of England and in Bristol, the Caswell’s shop became a household brand under the name Hamilton Caswell’s; known throughout the world for its extensive range of fine instruments and for the largest collection of bows in Europe. Throughout all those years a unique catalogue was sent out every year to players countrywide, and to every school in the land.
On the retirement of Mr. Hamilton and subsequent to his famous ‘sale of the century’ the name Caswell’s was adopted to carry the business forward as Britain’s largest supplier of accessories for the violin family, while the catalogue continued to grow, with a mailing list of tens of thousands of both professional and amateur players, teachers and schools.
To make the company more accessible to the whole of Great Britain it was moved ‘lock stock and barrel’ in 2004 to a central location in the heart of England, just 30 minutes north of Oxford, just off M40 Junction 11. The catalogue continued year by year, but with the addition of convenient ordering by email and now (being the 21st century!) the online shop to cater for the emerging generation of discerning string players and students.
But the time came once again when we had to move. With our ‘old chapel’ bursting at the seams due, in part, to our extensive carrying stock of Cello, Viola and Violin cases we have now relocated to the bustling town of Banbury – to a unit in Beaumont Close where we have 7000 square feet of showroom, offices and practice rooms. This has enabled us to hold better stocks of both instruments and cases – and to once again stock Double Basses.
We invite you to come and visit at Unit 15, or to peruse the website for our extensive range of instruments, from student to advanced; a wide choice of accessories; our extensive bow inventory, and music publications.
All teachers and ESTA members are entitled to our PRIVILEGE CARD which gives you an overriding discount on the vast majority of products we have online.