Bishop Instruments and Bows

Bishops is a leading instrument shop in Mayfair, London. Following recommendations from other instrument specialists, Bishops approached us to redesign their website and instrument catalogue. They were looking for an agency which was able to respond quickly and maintain brand consistency. We have also produced instrument catalogues for Bishops and provide them with ongoing maintenance to their website, SEO, social media and PR support.

How We Helped

Marketable profile

We identified that Sean Bishop’s profile was key to build the business. Sean is a violin and viola expert and former freelance violinist. When purchasing high end instruments people want to deal with individuals. Sean is an expert who can secure the instrument they are looking for. We made sure Sean’s image and profile was prominent throughout the site’s design.

Keeping ahead of the game

Newwave responds to the current trends and technological advances. We rebuilt the Bishop website to ensure it was responsive to people accessing it on all devices from mobile phones and tablets. We also have consistently created a wide variety of adverts for Bishops for various publications to tight deadlines, ensuring that brand consistency is maintained across all styles and designs. We also provide Bishops with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), social media and PR support which has helped continuously improve their Google ranking and to promote him across different continents and to Asian markets.

Valuation certificate

We were asked to design valuation certificates for Bishops. These are issued with every instrument sold and include the maker’s details and are an important part of the purchase. They are a high value item and this needed to be reflected in the design. After extensive research using our contacts within the musical instrument sector we sourced the right materials, fonts and treatment for the certificate design. We ensured the materials were durable and decided on a wallet, folded design.

Services We Offered


The personal touch and expertise is core to success in the sale of high value instruments. We therefore centred the Bishop's brand around Sean, ensuring consistency in all the publications he advertises in.

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With more people using mobile and tablet devices over desktop computers it became increasingly important to update Bishop's site to be set on a responsive grid. This is something we now do for all new site builds.

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Printed literature

We designed instrument catalogues to convey the quality of the fine stringed instruments Bishop Instruments and Bows stock. The design also showcased his exclusive Mayfair shop, which includes a soundproof playing room and bow re-haring workshop.

Here are some more examples of our printed literature

Search engine optimisation

Within a short space of time we've seen significant improvement in the Bishop website rankings. They have many competitive and desirable keywords on page one of search engine results.

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