We are often asked why we ask people to give us advance notice when visiting The Old Dairy to try an instrument.
Well, there are a number of reasons… Firstly, it allows us to check the instruments in advance of your visit and make sure the cases (which are kept in our stockroom) are to hand should you decide to purchase. Secondly, you might be interested in an instrument not currently in stock. A few weeks notice gives us chance to contact the luthier to see whether he has any in stock that he can send us for you to try. Finally, and probably most importantly 😉, it means we can ensure there’s fresh milk and biscuits in for the tea and coffee 👍
School’s have broken up, the sun is shining, what’s not to like?
The summer holidays are a great time to look for a new instrument ahead of the new term. You can take your time, try lots of different ones, and then familiarise yourself with your new instrument ahead of lessons restarting in September.
We have a great range of traditionally made instruments, 100% hand crafted by European luthiers, starting from less than £400 that are suited for all grades from improvers to professionals. We even have a range for left-handers.
Give us a call to arrange an appointment or simply pop in during opening hours to see our selection and try them.