Indonesia Strings is a violin shop in Jakarta that provides professional service – violin repair, bow rehair, and violin selling (Franke Violin and others)

Steeped in the deepest traditions of violin-making, Franke Violin was established in 1921 by Max Franke in Leipzig, Germany. In 2009, his great-grandson, Andreas Franke, established the Franke Violin Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand and in 2010 he established PT Indonesia Strings in Jakarta, Indonesia. His aim has been to maintain a workshop of the highest European standards, and has since become recognised by musicians and music lovers in Asia as providing the highest standards for repair, restoration, sound adjustments and trading of fine instruments and bows.

The workshop is frequently visited by top musicians from around the region and from orchestras such as Bangkok Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Amadeus Symphony Orchestra, Twilight Orchestra, Jakarta Concert Orchestra, and Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra.

We stock and maintain a wide range of instruments (1/16 to 4/4 violins, 15" and 16" violas, 1/16 to 4/4 celli), 1/10 to 4/4 bows, and accessories for beginner to soloist level and guarantee absolute satisfaction for whichever level you are seeking. Our instruments and workmanship are of a quality which will inspire the highest level of enjoyment from music making.

Get in touch with us

You are welcome to visit our shop in Jakarta anytime, and it is also possible to make an appointment to meet Andy on one of his frequent trips around Asia. We look forward to meeting you soon!


Jakarta-based Violin Shop
and Professional Services