J & A Beare, the leading stringed instrument specialists, have shut down for the duration:
With all our thoughts on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have been taking the utmost care to avoid the spread of the virus and ensure the welfare of our staff, clients and suppliers. We do not have any cases of COVID-19 among our staff, nor do we know of any of our clients or suppliers who have been affected.
Nevertheless, the situation in the United Kingdom is deteriorating and the government has recently upgraded its measures to minimise social contact and gatherings, advising people to work from home where possible.
In light of this, we have decided that from 17:00 (GMT) Friday 20th March, we will temporarily close our premises until further notice.
You can still contact us during our regular operating hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and if you have any queries about new or on-going appraisals, consignments, sales, certifications or restoration work, we will arrange for a relevant member of our team to call you. However, for the time being, we will regretfully suspend any re-hair work on bows.