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The Lutherie

3, Clydesdale Close, Biggar, ML12 6GH
tel. 01899 220099

Strings, Reeds & Accessories The Lutherie is the One-Stop Music Resource Centre Serving Southern Scotland & Beyond. They specialise in the following which they beleive is all you require to be able to get you playing, and keep on playing!

  • String Instrument Repairs
  • Strings, Reeds & Accessories
  • Instrument Tuition


They carry a range of between 50 and 100 new and used violins, violas and cellos in stock including PRIMAVERA, PRIMA LOREATO, CONCERTANTE, and RAINBOW VIOLINS. Although, they have a limited display space which does not allow them to carry a full a range of guitars, they can still quote you the keenest prices for instruments from the following range: GIBSON, EPIPHONE, B.C. RICH, RICKENBACKER, C.R.BAGGS, SAMICK, FAITH, and BRUNSWICK.

The Lutherie also offers a comprehensive repair service for most stringed instruments, at competitive prices. Full details of which are available on their website:

Instrument Hire is a service which The Lutherie provides for those who wish to take up an instrument without the commitment and expense of purchase they offer a range of new and secondhand instruments available for low cost hire.

This service is designed to complement our tuition classes and is of particular value to budding harp players (a new harp can be a major expense), and also to younger fiddle students who may wish to start on a smaller instrument with the intention of moving up to another size as their hands grow stronger. Instruments available include:

  • Violin (All sizes)
  • Viola
  • Cello (All Sizes)
  • Scottish Harp (Various)


StringmailTheir sister site, is Europe's largest online music string store, and all listed items are available in their showroom at the same low 'web' prices.Stringmail would like to be the U.K's No.1 online supplier of music strings by offering the finest strings at the best prices and the finest service available.

Their range of Orchestral strings includes over 50 brands! These are just some of the famous brands which they stock:

Alliance, Aricore, Astrea, Belcanto, Belcanto Gold, Chorda, Chromcor, Chromcor Plus, Crystal, Dominant, Eudoxa, Eva Pirazzi, Flexocor, Gold, Golden Spiral, Golden Spiral Solo, Helicore, Hill, Infeld Blue, Infeld Red, Jargar, Jazzer, Kaplan, Larsen, Lenzner, Lenzner Protos, New Concept, Obligato, Oliv, Permanent, Picato Jazz, Picato Orchestral, Picato Rockabilly, Piranito, Pirastro Hardanger, Precision, Prelude, Prim, Pro-Arte, Spirocore, Superflexible, Synoxa, Tonica, Violino, Vision, Vision Titatium, Unicore, Wiener Melange, Zyex

Their range of Guitar strings includes over 230 Different Sets! Acoustic, Electric, Bass, Jazz and Classical and all the popular brands are stocked: Augustine, D'Addario, Dean Markley Martin, Ernie Ball Slinky, Elixir, Fender Bullets, Fret Mate, John Pearse, La Bella, Maestro, Picato, Pro-Arte, Savarez Argentine, Thomastik.

Reeds and accessoriesT

They also cater for wind & brass players, and carry one of the largest ranges of Reeds & accessories in Scotland.
These can be seen on their website
Reed Express has a comprehensive stock of reeds to meet the needs of even the most discerning brass or woodwind player. The instruments covered are: Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sex, Bb Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Oboe and Bassoon. They also stock Mouthpieces, Ligatures, Mouthpiece Caps, Straps, and Cases,

They carry a full range of woodwind and brass care products, including Padsavers, Mops, Mouthpiece savers,Cork grease, and Oil.


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