Welcome to Viva Violins

Viva Violins takes care of all your stringed instrument needs, from creating a beautiful handmade instrument to supplying a set of strings.

Our passion ...

Our passion is to provide high quality instruments and expertise to all players from beginners to professional musicians.

Restoration ...

Restoration is an important part of our business. You need someone you can trust to repair your precious instrument so all work is carried out by a qualified professional.

Expert chinrest and shoulder rest fitting …

Viva Violins now offers professional advice on your chinrest and shoulder rest set up.  There are now bespoke chinrests available which can be customised to fit your shape exactly.  With Alexander Technique and the correct rests, the player can regain freedom of movement and fluidity of sound.  Never play in pain again!  Please contact Viva Violins for more information.  Fittings are charged by the hour. 

Children’s chinrests and shoulder rests also fitted with a maximum fitting charge of £15.

Rebecca Houghton ...

Viva is run by Rebecca Houghton a professional Violin Maker and Restorer and graduate of the Newark School of Violin Making.