J P Guivier & Co Ltd., London

99 Mortimer Street
W1W 7SX London

Phone:
+ 44 (0) 20 7580 2560 Call
Fax:
+ 44 (0) 20 7436 1461
Website:
Updated more than 6 months ago

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Description

J P Guivier & Co is one of Britain’s foremost violin dealers and restorers, although the founder, a Frenchman named Jean Prosper Guivier, originally established the company in 1863 to manufacture strings. On his death in 1870 the business was based at Golden Square, just off London’s fashionable Regent Street. Passing into English ownership it was purchased by a Mrs Cohn, formerly Miss Hawkes of the company Hawkes & Son, later to become Boosey & Hawkes. Under her guidance and leadership the business expanded and grew to include the sale and restoration of violins and bows, thus instigating the move to larger premises at 2 Great Marlborough Street.

Company description
From 1918 to 1960 Mrs Cohn’s son took over the running of the family business, moving the premises once again during the early 1940s to its current address at 99 Mortimer Street, and becoming Managing Director when it became a limited company in 1952.

Since the 1960s J P Guivier has been moulded into the successful and thriving business it is today. Firstly by Alan Wilks, who served with the firm from 1947 to 1993, his latter thirty years as Managing Director. Today Robin Hamilton and Richard White jointly run the business, and with over forty years of combined expertise offer comprehensive advice on all matters relating to the world of violins.

Nearby transit stations

  • 329 ft Margaret Street Oxford Circus (Stop RD)453, 88, C2, N18
  • 493 ft Margaret Street Oxford Circus (Stop RE)12
  • 0.11 mi Oxford Circus Stn Margaret St (Stop RF)12, 3, 453, 88, C2, N109, N136, N18, N207, N3, N7

Car Parks

  • 440 ft Oxford StreetCost: £5.00
  • 0.12 mi Harley StreetCost: £5.00
  • 0.21 mi Sanderson HouseCost: £11.00
  • 0.24 mi Berners StreetCost: £8.50

Detailed Business Information

Business Name
J.P.GUIVIER & CO.LIMITED
Company Number
514437
SIC Code
47591 - Retail sale of musical instruments and scores
Incorporation Date
01/01/1952
Company Type
Private Limited Company

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Music Gear, Musical Accessories, Cello, Bows, Violins, Viola, Musical Instrument Stores, Re Hair, Servicing, Repairs, Instruments, Case, Restorations, Musicals, Strings, Musical Instrument Repairs Servicing, Book Valuations