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ViolinW.E. Hill & Sons, London 2019, Guarneri model

The Hill – Guarneri del Gesù Dark, earthy, grounded with a heroic human voice, full of grit and power. This instrument shows the elegance and sculptural freedom of the maker’s…

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ViolinW.E. Hill & Sons, London 2019, Bergonzi model

The Hill – Bergonzi Refined, with a strong personality that has a unique, broad spectrum of colours. Marked by the best Cremonese makers, Bergonzi created his unique model, sought after…

ViolinPaolo Vettori, Florence 2018, Nicolo Gagliano Model
ViolinPaolo Vettori, F. Rugieri Model, Florence 2018
ViolinPaolo Vettori, Florence 2016 Camilli Model

Description in preparation.

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ViolinMaurizio Tadioli, Cortetano-Cremona 2019, copy of Andrea Amati “Ex-Kurtz” c. 1560
ViolinRiccardo Bergonzi, Cremona 1991

Branded with the maker’s initials inside on the neck block, below the right f-hole, and over the label. Includes the maker’s certificate.

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ViolinSofia Vettori, Florence 2019, “Primula Gialla” J.B. Guadagnini model
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ViolinDario Vettori, Florence 2018

Modeled after Peter Guarneri of Mantua.

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ViolinSofia Vettori, Florence 2018, “Calla” Guarneri del Gesù Model
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ViolinMaurizio Tadioli, Cortetano-Cremona 2002, “Carrodus” del Gesu
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ViolinMarco Nolli, Cremona 2003

In the tradition of Italian violin making, Maestro Nolli has achieved a fine reputation among the noted makers from Cremona today. This violin is patterned after Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu…

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ViolinGianluca Zanetti, Cremona 2003
ViolinLapo Vettori, Florence 2013

This instrument carries on the grand tradition of contemporary Italian violin making represented by the Vettori family. This violin has a strong and direct tone with abundant richness. The maker’s…

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ViolinClaudio Testoni, Mantua 2007

This violin is modeled after Scarampella and featured on pages 144-147 of Jost Thöne’s book Contemporary Violin Makers.

ViolinRaymond Joseph Melanson, Rochester 2014
ViolinRaymond Melanson, Rochester, MA 2007

This violin was built and varnished in the early Italian tradition, with an orange brown varnish that is tastefully and lightly antiqued. It has a two piece maple back with…

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ViolinRaffaello Stefanini, Bologna 2014
ViolinHristo Todorov, Cremona 2015
ViolinHristo Todorov, Cremona 2016
ViolinHristo Todorov Cremona 2016

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ViolinSabino Preti, Cremona 1987
ViolinSebastian Freymadl, Cremona 2007

This instrument clearly demonstrates Maestro Freymadl’s excellent craftsmanship. The varnish is a yellow orange color and the back is a two piece maple with medium flame. It has a robust,…

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ViolinWojciech Topa, Zakopane 2017
ViolinMarcello Bellei, Modena 2007

This violin is a very faithful reproduction of a 1923 Augusto Pollastri. The back is from a single piece of well-figured maple with matching sides and neck. The top is…

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ViolinDavid Rubio, Cambridge 2000 “The Vieuxtemps” del Gesu
ViolinDaniela Solca, Cremona 2012

A very attractive and well-made violin by this maker. The instrument is patterned after Guarneri del Gesu and the back is made from a single piece of handsomely flamed maple….

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ViolinMarios Pavlou & Anthony Ferguson, Newark on Trent 2019
ViolinEzia di Labio, Bologna 2003

Ezia di Labio’s work follows the traditional style of the Bologna School, as evidenced by the broad arching and curved styling of this instrument. The violin has a one piece…

ViolinFabrizio Ragazzi, Sanremo 2006
ViolinGaetano Pucino, Naples 2004

Gaetano Pucino graduated from the Gubbio School of Lutherie in 1999 and furthered his violin making technique while working in Cremona. He devoted himself to studying Neapolitan violin making. Pucino…

ViolinElisa Scrollavezza, Parma 1990

The influence of Renato Scrollavezza, Elisa’s father and prominent maker, is very clear in this instrument, particularly in its broad arching and confident styling. It has a brilliant and focused…

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ViolinAlan Soto, Cremona 2000

A very lovely contemporary Italian violin. Finely crafted with a full, resonant tone.

ViolinAndrea Licari, Cremona 2017

Includes a certificate by the maker Licari.

ViolinScrollavezza and Zanre, Parma 2005, ¾ Size

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ViolinRobert W. McCluskie, Potomac 2015 #400
ViolinEugene Holtier, Cleveland 2012

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ViolinEric Caldwell, Washington, D.C. 2012

This violin bears an orange-brown varnish that is shaded to an amber ground in several locations on both sides of the instrument. The top is made from two pieces of…

ViolinRainer Leonhardt, Mittenwald 2016, Guarneri model #95 Antik
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ViolinLillo Salerno “il Narese” workshop, Pforzheim 2020, Guarneri model
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ViolinLillo Salerno “il Narese” workshop, Pforzheim 2020, Stradivari model
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ViolinV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019

V. Richelieu violins are handmade in Burlington, Vermont for the aspiring professional player. The wood is Spruce toned wood and Bosnian Maple, expertly aged to create a durable and reliable…

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ViolinV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019

V. Richelieu violins are handmade in Burlington, Vermont for the aspiring professional player. The wood is Spruce toned wood and Bosnian Maple, expertly aged to create a durable and reliable…

ViolinMing-Jiang Zhu Workshop Model 100, Guangzhou 2014

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ViolinRoderich Paesold 811, Bubenreuth 1999

Recently set up in our shop, this Paesold 811 model violin is an excellent German violin for advancing players.

ViolinEric Caldwell, Washington D.C. 2016, ¾ Size

Eric Caldwell was a noted violin maker from the Washington, DC area. This violin was made employing the same high degree of fine workmanship and attention to detail that are…

ViolinDecorated Violin Model HB02

This violin bears an attractive purfling with an intricate mother-of-pearl inlay, accompanying a deep red, antiqued varnish. Similar in sound to the Dario Giovanni Model Violin, this violin holds great…

ViolinVitto Rossi Model, Los Angeles 2017

The Vitto Rossi Model violin is an excellent sounding instrument reminiscent of classic design and varnishing technique. With its amber-brown varnish and boxwood pegs, tailpiece, and chinrest, this model offers…

ViolinDario Giovanni European Tonewood Model, Los Angeles 2017

Handcrafted Violin The Dario Giovanni model violin is a well-made handcrafted instrument designed with quality materials and impressive sound in mind. Made with European tonewood and attractively varnished, this violin…

ViolinSofia “Amadeus” Model, Christo Nikolov, Sofia 2003

Designed for the advancing player looking for a high quality, European made violin with a very good sound at a great price.

ViolinCarl De Luca Model, Los Angeles 2019
ViolinSandro Luciano Model

The Sandro Luciano model violin is a high-quality handmade instrument featuring an attractive golden-amber and reddish-brown varnish, a superb tone, and our full shop adjustment with our hand-fit soundpost and…

ViolinGiuseppe Renaldi “Vintage” Model

Exceptional Performance at an Affordable Price Our Giuseppe Renaldi “Vintage” violin is an affordable handmade instrument for the advancing player and is our most popular upgrade violin. These instruments are…

ViolinJosef Bittner Model 150, Prague 2018

A well-made European instrument, the Josef Bittner model is a popular violin among students and advancing players looking to take their sound to the next level. The violin offers a…

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ViolinKarl Höfner, Bübenreuth 2019

A classic, German made example among the best in their tradition of high quality workmanship, design and modeling from one of the finest workshops in operation today. Possessing a full,…

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ViolinPeter Kauffman Model, Los Angeles 2018, 7/8 size

An exceptional example of how a slightly smaller violin can possess full, rich tonal characteristics that are well above its price.

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ViolinPeter Kauffman Model

An example of first-rate modeling and workmanship, this violin possesses a truly fine tone equal to many instruments in a higher price category. The outfit is priced to include a…

ViolinAndreas Eastman model #305, 2017

This is a finely made violin from the Eastman Company. Eastman uses high quality spruce and maple wood for a durable instrument with a good tone. Their instruments are crafted…

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ViolinNico Chen “Orchestra” model Violin Outfit

The outfit includes a light weight, oblong case and a wood, horsehair bow.

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ViolinOtto violin 2019

4/4 Sized violin for the beginning Maestro. Price includes a dart style, light weight case with a black fiberglass horsehair bow.