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ViolinJ.B. Guadagnini, Turin c. 1776

A very fine example from his Turin period, this violin has all the tonal characteristics that have made the instruments of J.B. Guadagnini so highly prized and sought after by…

ViolinLorenzo Storioni, Cremona 1784

This is an exceptional example of this great maker’s work. It is known as the “Ex-Curtis Institute”. Certificates by W.E. Hill & Sons, London and William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia.

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ViolinAndrea Guarneri, Cremona circa 1680

A fine and typical example of the master’s large pattern, this violin is a perfect blend of visual and tonal artistry. The wood of the front is of varied open-grain…

ViolinGiovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin 1835

Labeled “Joannes Franciscus Pressenda q. Raphael fecit Taurini anno Domini 1835”. Includes a certificate by Kenneth Warren & Son, 6 November 2001, and a photo copy of a certificate by…

ViolinGiuseppe Rocca, Turin 1863

This violin is based on the “Alard” Guarneri and is varnished in the antique style. The instrument has a very rich and powerful tone and is in excellent condition. Featured…

ViolinFrancesco Gobetti, Venice c. 1717

Includes a certificate by John & Arthur Beare.

ViolinCarlo Tononi, “ex-Butterworth,” Venice 1735

This is a very fine concert instrument with slightly smaller dimensions. Even though the body length is just 352 mm, the tone is still large and powerful. The instrument is…

ViolinJ.B. Vuillaume, Paris c. 1845-50

This is a magnificent example of this great maker’s work, dating from his golden period. It is the highly sought after Guarneri del Gesu model and is in very fine…

ViolinAlessandro Gagliano, “ex-Albert Cooper,” Naples c.1720

Featured on pages 82-87 in Volume 1 of The Cooper Collection by Albert W. Cooper. (the later scroll by another hand).

ViolinGiuseppe Gagliano, Naples 1781

A lovely, orange-brown varnish covers the figured two piece maple back. The overall condition is very good and the violin has been well maintained over its many years.

ViolinJ.B. Vuillaume, Paris c. 1855

Sophisticated and truly beautiful both visually and tonally, this example by the great French maker shows his profound understanding of the Stradivari model. The striking one-piece back with flames that…

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ViolinJoseph & Antonio Gagliano, Naples circa 1790

A fine example of Neapolitan artistry and craftsmanship, this violin features a fine grained, two piece top and has exceptional tonal qualities.

ViolinStefano Scarampella, Mantua 1900

A very fine example from this highly sought after maker, this instrument was made on a model that clearly shows his Mantuan influences. The player is immediately connected to the…

ViolinGiovanni Battista Gabrielli, Florence 1747

This fine violin was the longtime possession of Erich Koch. Koch left Germany as a teenager and studied at Cambridge University before being sent to a work camp in Canada…

ViolinJacob Stainer, Absam c. 1655

This fine and rare violin is to be sold with the photo certificate of Dario D’Attili, June 1989. The instrument is in excellent condition and possesses a strong, well focused and…

ViolinLorenzo Ventapane, Naples c. 1800

This violin is a beautiful Guarneri inspired model with a dark orange brown varnish. The back is made from one piece of quarter cut maple with light artificial flame. The…

ViolinCarlo Giuseppe Oddone, Turin 1922

This violin, a Guarneri model, is an excellent example of Oddone’s work. The scroll is cut in the distinctive style of Oddone and the chamfer is outlined in black, a…

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ViolinMarino Capicchioni, Rimini 1939
ViolinVincenzo Postiglione, Naples 1902

A fine Italian violin by Vincenzo Postiglione, Naples 1902, labeled “Vincentius Postiglione / N 278 / me fecit Neap. 1902”. Sold with the certificate of Kenneth Warren & Son, Ltd.,…

ViolinTomasso Eberle, Naples c. 1780

Labeled “Nicolaus Gagliano Filius / Alexandri fecit Neap. 1730”. This is a fine and characteristic example of Neapolitan violin making from the late 18th century. The tone quality is notable…

ViolinRomeo Antoniazzi, Milan 1912

A very fine example, this violin is based on a Guarneri pattern and shows Romeo’s inspired style of making. The work is confident and mature with graceful f-holes, well-rounded and…

ViolinVincenzo Sannino, Naples c. 1910

This violin has a strong, well-centered, and rich tone and is in excellent condition. It is to be sold with the photo certificate of Dmitry Gindin.

ViolinRaffaele Desideri, Ascoli Piceno c. 1850
ViolinMichele & Pietro Melegari, Turin 1871

The violin’s varnish is a dark red color shaded to an amber ground in several places. The top is made from two pieces of medium grained spruce with interesting texturing…

ViolinEvasio Emilio Guerra, Turin 1930

Labeled “Evasio Emilio Guerra / fece in Torino anno 1930”. A fine example of the high artistry and craftsmanship of the Turin school from the early 20th century. The player…

ViolinGiorgio Gatti, Turin 1929

This violin is an example of Gatti’s typical Pressenda inspired model with personal touches. Gatti’s workmanship lacks attention to aesthetic detail, but his choice of materials creates superb sound quality….

ViolinGiuseppe Tarasconi, Milan c. 1900

This instrument, in the style of Guarneri del Gesu, is one of his finest productions. It is in excellent condition. The varnish is ample and lustrous; it is in his…

ViolinEnrico Marchetti, Turin 1923

This violin is a fine example of the work of Turin maker Enrico Marchetti. It is in excellent condition and covered with a full coat of rich reddish-brown varnish with…

ViolinRiccardo Genovese, Montiglio 1924

This superb violin by Riccardo Genovese has a captivating tone quality. The rich, full sound is both well focused and warm. It is truly an instrument most players will find…

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ViolinMichael Dötsch, Berlin c. 1920, Guadagnini copy

A very fine copy of a J.B. Guadagnini violin from the hands of a master German copyist. This violin was formerly the property of a professional musician.

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ViolinGiovanni Pistucci, Naples c. 1940, copy of Ferdinand Gagliano

A fine example of Neapolitan craftsmanship and tradition, the player is immediately drawn to its sonorous and rich tone. This violin bears the look of the classic and distinctive modelling…

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ViolinPiero Parravacini, Bovisio (Milano) circa 1930, Guadagnini model
ViolinFrédéric Chaudière for Ruggiero Ricci, Montpellier 1997

This violin was commissioned for American violinist Ruggiero Ricci who played it along with 17 other contemporary violins for his album The Legacy of Cremona. A copy of this album is included…

ViolinErminio Farina, Milan 1913

An exceptional example from this highly regarded Milanese violin maker. This instrument possesses a fine, sweet tone.

ViolinOreste Candi, Genoa 1930

This violin is in Oreste Candi’s personal style. The varnish is a rich red-orange color. The top is made from two pieces of spruce with narrow width grain. The back…

ViolinErminio Farina, Milan 1909

This is a fine Milanese violin by Erminio Farina, the main assistant of Riccardo Antoniazzi. Farina was chosen by Antoniazzi to make the instruments for the Milan Exhibition of 1906….

ViolinPietro Gallinotti, Solero 1931

A beautifully made violin with a lustrous red-orange varnish. This violin has a fine, sweet tone.

ViolinGiuseppe Stefanini, Milan or Brescia c. 1950-1960

Includes a certificate by Dimitry Gindin, 2 February 2018.

ViolinPierre & Hippolyte Silvestre, Lyon 1845

To be sold with two certificates. The first by W.E. Hill & Sons, London, dated January 26th, 1927, and the second by L.P. Balmforth & Son, Leeds, September 25th, 1957.

ViolinGiuseppe Castagnino, Chiavari 1932

This beautiful violin has a rich, deep red varnish and a striking one piece maple back with medium width flame. The top is made from two pieces of fine to…

ViolinLuigi Galimberti, Milan 1926

Beautifully varnished in a rich, orange brown color, this violin has a fine, warm and powerful tone.

ViolinGiulio Degani, Venice 1903

The label reads “Degani Giulio di Eugenio / premiato con gran diploma / d’onore in Milano / e medaglia d’oro in Torino / Fece in Venezia Anno 1903”

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ViolinGiacamo & Leandro Bisiach, Milan 1963
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ViolinCarl Becker Sr., Chicago 1934

A beautiful orange-amber varnish covers the well flamed, one piece maple back. This instrument has a robust, well focused tone.

ViolinAzzo Rovescalli, Milan 1927

This fine Rovescalli violin has a vibrant golden-red varnish and is in great condition. The tone is clear and responsive without being overly bright and resonates with richness and color…

ViolinSergio Peresson, Caracas 1955

Here is a fine example from the hands of the late Italo-American master, made during the period of his life when he was living and working in Venezuela. This violin…

ViolinIgino Sderci, Florence 1950

A luminescent light golden brown varnish covers this instrument with a beautiful, well flamed one piece maple back. This violin possesses a fine, sweet tone.

ViolinNestor Audinot, Paris 1881

Here is a fine, French violin from a noted maker from the late 19th century. The violin shows the effects of aging gracefully and has developed a lovely patina over…

ViolinErnesto Pevere, Ferrara c. 1940-50

A beautifully made and finely crafted instrument from the hands of an acknowledged master maker.

ViolinPierre Jean Henri Hel, Lille 1926

A very fine and lovely French violin with a brilliant and clear tone.

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ViolinMario Gadda, Mantua c. 1970

A very lovely modern Italian violin from one of the preeminent makers from the 20th century.

ViolinGenuzio Carletti, Bologna 1967

This violin, a collaboration between two makers both Italian born, was made by Genuzio Carletti and imported into the United States by Joseph Settin and thus labeled “G. Carlettinius” a…

ViolinGiuseppe Pellacani, Modena c. 1940

This violin is inspired by the style of Giuseppe Ceruti, a “transitional” maker who worked between the classic and modern eras of Cremonese violin making. As visible in the accompanying…

ViolinNicolas Vuillaume III, Mirecourt c. 1850 “Sainte Cécile”

The well flamed, one piece back is covered in a beautiful orange-amber varnish.

ViolinCaressa & Francais, Paris 1906

An absolutely stunning beauty that will delight the player with its rich and sonorous tone.

ViolinLuigi Mozzani, Cento 1927
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ViolinCarlo Ferrario, Venegono-Varese 1944
ViolinGiovanni Schwarz, Venice 1913

Based on a personal Guarneri model, this violin is a player’s instrument in every regard. The wood choice for the top, an open-grained spruce, lends itself to the smooth, responsive…

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…

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…

ViolinNicola Utili, Castel Bolognese 1914

A Nicola Utili violin possessing a finely focused tone with balance and projection. The instrument is in excellent condition as shown in the photos.

ViolinEmile Germain, Paris 1867

This beautiful violin by Germain, a Guarneri model, has a rich and powerful tone. The top is made of open grained spruce. The instrument is elegantly varnished in a style…

ViolinLuciano Sderci, Florence 1960

This is a mint condition example of Sderci’s work. It is labeled “Luciano Sderci di Igino / Fece in Firenze Anno 1960”.

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ViolinHoward Needham, Silver Spring 2016

A beautiful, orange-amber varnish covers the well flamed, two piece maple back. This instrument possesses a fine, robust tone. A finely crafted work of art and tonal beauty from the…

ViolinJamie Marie Lazzara, Florence 1996

Built on a bold Guarneri model, this violin shows the maturity and artistic insight that has made Lazzara such a celebrated contemporary maker. From the handsome scroll to the strong…

ViolinPaolo Vettori, Florence 2018, Nicolo Gagliano Model
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ViolinAristide Cavalli workshop, “Gio. Maria Ceruti” Officina Claudio Monteverde, Cremona 1923

A beautifully made instrument with a fine, full tone.

ViolinPaolo Vettori, F. Rugieri Model, Florence 2018
ViolinAlfredo Gianotti, Milan 1962

This fine example of Gianotti’s work bears the maker’s label on the neck block in addition to the identical label in its normal position. The sound is focused, bright, and…

ViolinBottali-Roth-Pelitti, Milan c. 1900

An excellent modern Italian violin. Fine tone and mint condition.

ViolinPaolo Vettori, Florence 2016 Camilli Model
ViolinMaurizio Tadioli, Curtetano-Cremonae 2019, copy of Andrea Amati “Ex-Kurtz” c. 1560
ViolinDante Guastalla, Reggiolo Emiliano 1931

This violin has a rich red-brown varnish shaded to the golden ground. Guastalla’s varnishing technique reflects his mentor’s influence: the intense color and high quality and texture of the varnish…

ViolinRiccardo Bergonzi, Cremona 2008 “Caravaggio”
ViolinRomedio Muncher, Cremona 1925

This violin from Romedio Muncher has a dark chestnut-red varnish and a bright and powerful tone.

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. This violin is in very fine condition, showing…

ViolinStefano Conia, Cremona 1981

Included is an official maker’s certificate by Conia.  

ViolinSofia Vettori, Florence 2019, “Primula Gialla” J.B. Guadagnini model
ViolinGeorge Craske, Manchester 1849

After Craske’s death, many of his works fell to W.E. Hill & Sons. This is revealed in the violin’s label, which reads “Made by George Craske / (born 1797, died…

ViolinSofia Vettori, Florence 2017

This brand new, modern Italian violin from Sofia Vettori of the Vettori violin making family is a Guarneri “Cannone” model.

ViolinDario Vettori, Florence 2018

Modeled after Peter Guarneri of Mantua.

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ViolinMaurizio Tadioli, Curtatano-Cremonae 2020; Guarneri del Gesu 1743 “Il Cannone” model
ViolinArmando Di Lelio, Rome 1985

An artistically crafted violin of high quality and tonal beauty from the hands of an Italian master maker from the last century.

ViolinPaulus Pilat, Budapest c. 1892
ViolinMaurizio Tadioli, Cortetano-Cremona 2002, “Carrodus” del Gesu

A fine example from the hands of a noted Italian master maker. The player is instantly drawn to its rich, warm tone.

ViolinConcetto Puglisi, Catania 1923
ViolinBenvenuto Botturi, Brescia 1967

This instrument, a rare late work by Botturi, is an example of his unique personal model. It has a brown-orange oil varnish and a two piece maple back with medium…

ViolinAntonio Lechi, Cremona 1921

A very lovely modern Italian violin. This instrument has a powerful, brilliant tone quality.

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ViolinGianluca Zanetti, Cremona 2003
ViolinRaffaele Calace & Figlio, Naples c. 1930
ViolinKarel Dvorak, Prague 1946

A fine example of Bohemian craftsmanship, this violin was artfully made and has been well maintained. This exceptional instrument possesses fine playing characteristics and tone quality.

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…

ViolinClaudio Testoni, Mantua 2007

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

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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1926, Guarneri del Gesu 1736 model IXR

In the ranking of quality violins from the shop of Ernst Heinrich Roth, the model IXR was the best Guarneri del Gesu model a player could buy without having one…

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…

ViolinFernando Solar Gonzalez, Madrid 1962

An exceptional violin from a notable Spanish master. Beautifully made and well maintained, this instrument has a fine, robust tone with clarity and focus.

ViolinGiuseppe Garotti, Venice 1970

This instrument is in the style of earlier Venetian makers and is signed on the interior by the maker. It has a sweet, clear, and focused sound that is also…

ViolinGerald Brobst, Alexandria 1968
ViolinRaffaello Stefanini, Bologna 2014
ViolinHristo Todorov, Cremona 2016
ViolinCh. J.B. Collin-Mezin, Paris 1903
ViolinBenjamin Phillips, Pittsburgh 1947
ViolinGiustino dal Canto, Pisa 1946

Giustino dal Canto, born 1902 in Gemenos in southern France, moved to Italy at an early age. He set up his workshop in Pisa and produced fine violins, cellos, and…

ViolinPaul Serdet, Paris 1911

This violin demonstrates the excellent craftsmanship of this maker, producing an exhilarating dark tone. It feels animated and melodic in the upper register with vibrance and power throughout its range. …

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ViolinJules Joseph Grandjon, Mirecourt, c. 1860
ViolinSabino Preti, Cremona 1987
ViolinFrench Workshop of Collin-Mezin c. 1890
ViolinAssunto Carloni, Forli 1994

Assunto Carloni is known for his excellent craftsmanship. He often bases his work on classic Italian models. This instrument is a Grand Pattern Amati. The varnish is a beautiful red…

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,…

ViolinJacob Jan van de Geest, Johannesburg 1955

This maker’s excellent workmanship is clearly visible in this instrument. It was commissioned by its original owner as a copy of his G.F. Pressenda. The light yellow brown varnish is…

ViolinMario Daoglio, Suzzara (Mantua) 1988

This instrument features a back and sides of striking quilted maple. The sound is clear, powerful, and rich with overtones.

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ViolinHeinrich Hermann Todt, Markneukirchen 1910

A lovely and well made German violin from one of the leading makers from the golden period of Markneukirchen violin making. (Photographs coming soon)

ViolinGemünder “Art” Violin, New York 1895

The tone of this violin is overall smooth with richness and warmth in the lower register.

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ViolinGiacinto Giambalvo, Santa Margherita di Belice, Sicily, circa 1890
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ViolinAlessandro Gambarin, Mantova 2020
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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ViolinWojciech Topa, Zakopane 2020, Guarneri model
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ViolinPaolo Fanfani, Cremona 2020
ViolinDavid Rubio, Cambridge 2000 “The Vieuxtemps” del Gesu
ViolinAmédée Diéudonné, Mirecourt 1932

A fine example representing the best in French violin making from the early 20th century. This instrument has a robust and brilliant tone quality.

ViolinAnton Knilling, Mittenwald 1768 (7/8 size)

This fine violin, made over 250 years ago, is in very good condition. It has a fine, full and rich tone with warmth and sweetness. An excellent violin for the…

ViolinMarios Pavlou & Anthony Ferguson, Newark on Trent 2019

A fine, collaborative effort, this violin has a robust tone with warmth.

ViolinPaul Hilaire, France 1958
ViolinVuillaume Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1850

This finely made and well maintained violin from the Vuillaume workshop has a broad, sweet tone.

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ViolinBruno Doná, Treponti di Teolo-Padova 1983
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ViolinThomas Hoyer, Bubenreuth, Model 200

A lovely, German made contemporary violin by Thomas Hoyer. This instrument possesses a deep, responsive and full bodied tone. An excellent violin for the advancing or professional musician.

ViolinAlberto Denti, Lodi 1986

This violin has a consistent golden varnish throughout the body and bears a even tone with sweetness in the upper registry and power in the lower end.

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ViolinCharles J.B. Collin-Mezin III for Timtone U.S.A., Mirecourt, c. 1930

This beautifully made violin almost glows with its lustrous orange-amber varnish over the highly figured two piece maple back.

ViolinEnglish Violin c. 1900

This violin features fine workmanship and full arching. The tone is both warm and clear.

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

We at Brobst Violin Shop are personally acquainted with Maestro Pucino and are proud to have this fine instrument in our collection. The violin is a Gagliano model with a…

ViolinPaul Bailly, Paris c. 1880 (1/2 Size)
ViolinMariano Militello, Rosario 1922

Branded “Mariano Militello / CALLE MAIPÚ 720 / ROSARIO”

ViolinJules Grandjon, Mirecourt c. 1880 (3/4 Size)
ViolinJames & John Simpson, London c. 1780
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ViolinAlan Soto, Cremona 2000

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

ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1922

This Guarneri model violin reflects Roth’s excellent craftsmanship in all respects. The violin bears varnish of a rich red-brown color with an antiqued finish. The top is made from two…

ViolinGustave Villaume, Nancy 1934
ViolinJoseph Strossi, South Haven (Michigan) 1900
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ViolinJohn Juzek, Prague 1903, Master Art copy of Gagliano
ViolinJohn Juzek, Prague 1904, Master Art copy of Stradivarius

Fine craftsmanship and tonal beauty combine in this stunning example from the golden age of Bohemian violin making.

ViolinE.H. Roth Workshop, Markneukirchen c. 1910

This violin has a bold, clear and sweet tone. Finely made with select flamed maple and a two piece fine grained spruce top. Both aesthetically and tonally beautiful.

ViolinAndrea Licari, Cremona 2017

Includes a certificate by the maker Licari.

ViolinThomas Hoyer, Bubenreuth 2014
ViolinScrollavezza and Zanre, Parma 2005 (3/4 Size)
ViolinFritz Arnold Brückner, Markneukirchen 1965

This Stradivari model is one of the best examples of craftsmanship from Markneukirchen during this period. The varnish is softly textured and is a rich red brown color. The instrument…

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ViolinStaatliche Fachschule für Geigenbau, Mittenwald 1981

Exhibiting the best of the long tradition and craftsmanship of the Mittenwald school of violin making, this instrument possesses tonal brilliance and power that will enable the player to reach…

ViolinWm. G. Geary, London 1928
ViolinEckart Richter, Markneukirchen 1987

German violin making in its finest. A beautifully made instrument with fine playing qualities, this instrument is an ideal introduction to a professional level instrument for the advanced player.

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ViolinJohn Juzek, Prague 1938, Stradivari model
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ViolinWarren Ellison, Jericho Center, Vermont 2011 (baroque)
ViolinWerner Voigt, Markneukirchen 1967

A beautiful amber varnish highlights the well flamed maple two piece back. The exquisite modeling and attention to detail combine in this exceptional violin from one of Germany’s leading centers…

ViolinNicholas Vasich, Baltimore 1936

A classic example of American workmanship and style. Beautifully crafted with the maker’s name embossed on the back near the button.

ViolinLudwig Glaesel Workshop, Markneukirchen 1959

Artistry and fine craftsmanship combine in this lovely violin from one of Germany’s leading centers of violin making. This instrument possesses a full, vibrant tone characterized by sweetness and clarity….

ViolinWilhelm Dürrschmidt, Markneukirchen 1968

This violin by the Dürrschmidt firm is a Guarneri model with varnish of a soft orange-brown color that is shaded to an amber ground in several areas on the instrument….

ViolinRobert W. McCluskie, Potomac 2015 #400
ViolinHawkes & Son “The Concert Violin,” London 1908

An elegant example of the high quality workshop instruments that were made for and sold by the English firm of Hawkes & Son at the turn of the 20th century….

ViolinJosef Thier, Innsbruck 1860
ViolinEugene Holtier, Cleveland 2012
ViolinPhilipp Imanuel Glaesel, Markneukirchen, 1934

A finely made and well maintained German violin from the hands of a very talented maker. This violin has a fine, warm tone with ample power and focus.

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ViolinCharles Collin-Mezin fils Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1930, “Leopold Auer” model
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ViolinJ.B. Colin workshop, Mirecourt c. 1890
ViolinOtto Brückner Workshop, Markneukirschen c. 1930

A beautifully made example from one of the major German centers of violin making from the early 20th century. Artistically crafted and well maintained, the advancing player will find delight…

ViolinOswald Willmann, Prerov 1936
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ViolinJohannes Kulik copy, Prague c. 1920

This stunning example from the golden age of Bohemian craftsmanship has a fine, robust tone. An ideal option for the advanced player looking to move into a professional level instrument….

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ViolinLowendall workshop, Guarneri model, Dresden circa 1890
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ViolinE. Reinhold Schmidt, Stradivari model, Markneukirchen circa 1900
ViolinJohn Juzek workshop, Prague 1910
ViolinE. Langonet, Nantes 1940, 3/4 Size

Labeled “Fait par / E. Langonet / Luthier-Nantes-L’An 1940″. Length of body is 13-5/16”.

Violin“Dominicus Bussano” model, Markneukirchen c. 1930
ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth workshop, Markneukirchen 1956, Stradivari model

This violin from the Ernst Heinrich Roth workshop is an example of the continuation of the Markneukirchen tradition in post war Germany. Beautifully made with excellent tonal qualities.

ViolinCollin-Mezin Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1890 (7/8 Size)
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ViolinEugen Meinel Workshop, Markneukirchen c. 1930
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ViolinNeuner & Hornsteiner, Mittenwald c. 1880

This is a characteristic example of the high level of craftsmanship of Mittenwald violin making from the late 19th century. This violin has been lovingly maintained and has a fine,…

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ViolinNeuner & Hornsteiner, Mittenwald 1907
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ViolinEugen Meinel workshop, copy of Antonio Stradivari 1725, Markneukirchen 1927
ViolinE. Reinhold Schmidt, Markneukirchen c. 1900
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ViolinJ.A. Baader workshop, Mittenwald circa 1900, for the Rudolf Wurlitzer Co., “Conservatory” model
ViolinGerman violin, Mittenwald c. 1890
ViolinNate Tabor, Vienna/La Coruña 2019 (baroque)
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ViolinCharles Claudot I, Mirecourt c. 1820 (1/2 size)
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ViolinFrancois Breton workshop “F. Breton breveté,” Mirecourt c. 1830 (1/2 size)
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ViolinGerman, “Luigi Amici” label, circa 1920
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…

ViolinFritz Mönnig, Markneukirchen 1962

This well-made German violin has an expressive, colorful tone with plenty of power and projection. The beautiful amber varnish reveals an exquisite flame pattern on the back and displays the…

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ViolinLillo Salerno “il Narese” workshop, Pforzheim 2020, Stradivari model
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ViolinWladyslaw Bednarski, Nowy Targ 2020
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ViolinGustav Ficker Workshop, Markneukirchen 1960, Gagliano model
ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, “Nicolas Duchene” model, Mirecourt c. 1880 (3/4 size)

A stunning beauty and an example of the highest level of quality workmanship from one of the leading French workshops of the period, this violin will delight the advancing player…

ViolinGerman, Markneukirchen c. 1920 (7/8 size)

A beautifully made example of German workmanship. For a violin of this size, it has a remarkably broad and clear, well focused tone.

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ViolinLillo Salerno “il Narese” workshop, Pforzheim 2021, Guarneri model
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ViolinLillo Salerno “il Narese” workshop, Pforzheim 2021, Guarneri model
ViolinGregory Rodgers, Alexandria 1976

The player is immediately drawn to its deep, rich and powerful tone. This violin features a beautiful amber varnish over a highly flamed two piece back. A delight to the…

ViolinWilliam Wilkanowski, Brooklyn 1927

This American violin has a brilliant, shiny finish and possesses a bright, colorful tone. With a projecting, well-rounded sound, this instrument makes a perfect upgrade violin for advancing players.

ViolinFramus Workshop, Bubenreuth c. 1960

Here is a lovely, German made violin from the mid 20th century. It has a fine, colorful sound.

ViolinHermann Geipel, Marknuekirchen 1928

This violin holds a bright and sweet sound capable of nuanced expression. The tone is rich and warm, especially on the lower strings, and brilliant on the E. It is…

ViolinAmati Model, Markneukirchen c. 1930 (7/8 size)

A full, robust and brilliant tone characterize this beautifully made and well maintained violin from one of Germany’s leading centers of violin making.

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ViolinGustav August Ficker Workshop, Markneukirchen 1972, Guarneri model
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ViolinE. Reinhold Schmidt, Markneukirchen circa 1920, Guarneri model
ViolinWilliam Wilkanowski, Brooklyn c. 1940

A classic example from one of this country’s most prolific makers from the 20th century.

ViolinKarl Höfner Bubenreuth 1979, Stradivarius Model

An excellent example of German workmanship and faithful modeling. This instrument is a fine option for the advancing player.

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ViolinWilliam Wilkanowski, Brooklyn circa 1930
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ViolinMing-Jiang Zhu, Guangzhou model 6909A

In terms of the beauty of the workmanship and tone quality, this violin is a tremendous value.

ViolinFlorea Precub, Reghin 1985
ViolinFrench, Mirecourt c. 1880 (1/2 size)

A beautifully flamed back and sides complement this classic French made violin for the advancing young player.

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ViolinGerman, Stradivari label, circa 1920
ViolinDimitar Zarkov, Kazanlak 2002

From the hands of one of Bulgaria’s promising makers, this beautifully made violin has a clean, colorful and well focused tone with brilliance and sweetness across its strings.

ViolinHeinrich Theodore Heberlein Workshop, Markneukirchen 1902 (3/4 size)

A classic, vintage German violin for the young, advancing player.

ViolinRoderich Paesold, 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 (3/4 Size)

This violin was made employing the same high degree of fine workmanship and attention to detail that are found in Caldwell’s adult sized instruments. A fine option for the young,…

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ViolinBaroque, Klingenthal c. 1880
ViolinGerman Child’s Violin, Mittenwald c. 1875 (1/2 size)
ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1890 (3/4 Size)

An excellent violin for the serious young musician.

ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1900 (1/2 size)

Solid craftsmanship, construction and faithful representation of modeling define this classic example of French violin making from the turn of the 20th century. A beautiful violin for the advancing young…

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ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt circa 1920, 7/8 size
ViolinGerman c. 1890
ViolinMing-Jiang Zhu Workshop Model 200, Guangzhou 2015

This violin from the Ming-Jiang Zhu Workshop is an excellent choice for advancing players. It has a rich, powerful tone that projects well with extra depth in the lower register….

ViolinEric Caldwell, Washington D.C. 2016 (1/2 size)

This violin was made employing the same high degree of fine workmanship and attention to detail that are found in Caldwell’s adult sized instruments. A fine option for the young,…

ViolinKarl Höfner Workshop, Bubenreuth 1980, Lorenzo Guadagnini Model

A very nice, German made violin from the Karl Höfner workshop. Clean, precise workmanship with a fine, full sound.

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ViolinGuarneri model, Markneukirchen c.1920
ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1900 (3/4 size)

A classic example of quality violin making from one of the leading centers in France. For the advancing student player, not yet ready for a full sized violin, this instrument…

ViolinQuisheng Zhao Beijing 2019
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ViolinWalter Müller workshop, Bad Brambach 1975
ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt, c. 1900 (1/2 size)

An example of the best representation of French workshop craftsmanship of the early 20th century. Tradition and tonal beauty all included.

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ViolinGerman, Stradivari model, Bubenreuth c. 1960
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Violin“Francesco Renaldi” Strad model, 2002
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Violin“Johann Albrecht” Klotz model, Bubenreuth 2003
ViolinGerman labeled “Antonio Curatoli”, 1913 (3/4 size)

For the young musician looking to advance to higher levels of playing, this instrument would be an ideal partner to further his/her development. Professionally shop adjusted to produce the highest…

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ViolinStefan Roth model, Bubenreuth/Alexandria 2020
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ViolinScot Exley, Triangle 1978, Baroque model
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ViolinJacobus Stainer model, Germany c. 1920
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ViolinJohn Juzek workshop, Prague c. 1920 (1/4 size)

A lovely and attractive violin for the young, advancing player. This violin possesses a fine, broad sound for its size.

ViolinC. A. Hopf model, Germany c. 1920 (1/2 size)
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ViolinAnton Schroetter workshop model #15, Mittenwald circa 1970 (1/2 size)
ViolinClement & Weise, Bubenreuth 2006, Model 120

Instruments by Clement & Weise of Germany are rapidly becoming the standard of excellence for tone production and quality among contemporary makers. They are based on classic Strad and Guarneri…

ViolinGerman c. 1920 3/4 size

Artistically made for the young, developing musician. This violin possesses fine tonal qualities.

ViolinNeuner & Hornsteiner Workshop, Mittenwald c. 1890 (3/4 Size)

This instrument is an excellent option for the young, advancing player looking for a well seasoned tone. Well crafted from one of Germany’s leading centers of violin making.

ViolinJohann Albrecht, Bavaria 2016 #202a

Images of this instrument are typical of this model.

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ViolinGerman, Klingenthal circa 1830, in baroque set-up
ViolinGerman, Mittenwald c. 1890 (1/8 size, 26 cm)

A rare find for the very young player who is quickly advancing in technique and musicianship. This violin will enable the emerging artist to reach new heights.

ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1920 (3/4 size)

An excellent instrument for the advancing young musician. This violin has a rich, full tone.

ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1900 (3/4 Size)

Despite its size, this violin delivers a full and powerful sound while retaining sweetness and clarity throughout its range. Young players or violinists seeking a smaller instrument will appreciate the…

ViolinHeinrich Gill Workshop, Bubenreuth 2016
ViolinAnton Schroetter Workshop, Germany c.1960 (3/4 size)

A very good and beautifully made 3/4 violin for the advancing player. This violin has a fine, responsive tone.

ViolinKarl Höfner Workshop, Model #208 Bubenreuth 1979

Classical modeling and good German craftsmanship combine in this well made violin. An ideal partner for the advancing violinist.

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…

ViolinAndreas Eastman Model 605 (3/4 size)

An excellent option for the advancing young player.

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ViolinKarl Höfner Workshop, Bubenreuth 1981, Guarneri Model #200

A fine example of German workshop craftsmanship along with careful attention to detail characterize this well made violin from the Karl Höfner workshop.

ViolinGerman “Conservatory” model c. 1920 (1/2 size)

A German made violin of good quality for the advancing young player. Well made and well maintained, this instrument affords the player ample sound quality.

ViolinGerman “Michael Deconet” label, c. 1950 (3/4 size)

This violin would be an excellent upgrade for the promising young musician needing to graduate into a finer sounding, more responsive instrument.

Violin“Giuseppe Renaldi” model Vecchio, 2007

This violin has an antiqued finish and excellent tonal qualities for the advancing musician.

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ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop “El Maestro,” Mirecourt c. 1920 (1/4 size, 26.5 cm)

For the young advancing player seeking the instrument to enable the budding musician to reach greater heights.

ViolinJay Haide Guarneri model, 2014
ViolinAndrei Roma model, Kazanlak 2020

An artistically conceived example from one of eastern Europe’s most important centers of violin making, this exceptional instrument will delight the player with both its fine workmanship and stunning, tonal…

ViolinCarl De Luca Model, Los Angeles 2018

Made from European tone wood and bearing an antiqued red-brown varnish, this violin is a high-quality, well-made instrument. The tone is rich with warmth and depth throughout its range, also…

ViolinCarl De Luca Model, Los Angeles 2019
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ViolinJ.B. Emilescu, Reghin 2000

From the workshops in Reghin, Romania, a very attractive and fine sounding violin for the advancing musician.

ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c.1920 (1/2 size)

Beautifully made from an important center of French violin making, this violin will take the young, advancing player to new heights.

ViolinSofia “Amadeus” Model, 1993 (1/2 size)

Eastern European craftsmanship and tonal beauty combine to make this an excellent instrument for the advancing young player.

ViolinGerman, “J.B. Ceruti” label c. 1960 (3/4 size)

A lovely, German made violin for the advancing young musician.

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ViolinSandro Luciano model, Copy of Lord Wilton 1742, West Coast String Instruments, 2019
Violin“Sandro 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…

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ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy workshop, Mirecourt circa 1920

Here is a lovely French made violin from the J.T.L workshop.  The tone has both power and warmth.  A very good choice for the advancing player looking for a more…

ViolinKarl Höfner Workshop, Bubenreuth 1992 (1/2 size)

Here is a beautifully made and fine sounding violin for the young, budding musician.

ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1920 (3/4 size)

From one of the leading French stringed instrument making workshops of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, here is a very good violin for the budding young musician.

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…

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ViolinVasile Gliga Workshop, Reghin 2015

A very good, handmade violin for the advancing musician. A beautifully made violin with a fine, large tone.

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ViolinStradivari model, Saxony circa 1900
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…

Violin“Konstantin Brava” model, Reghin 2020

Crafted in eastern Europe from a region well known for their exceptional tone wood, this is a fine example of the quality, tradition and workmanship from some of the best…

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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Violin‘Heinrich Lutiger” model, 2009 (3/4 size)
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.

ViolinPeter Kauffman Model, West Coast String Instruments workshop

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…

Violin“Francesco Renaldi” model, 2003 (1/2 size)

Beautifully made with fine, tonal characteristics to match. This is the ideal violin for the advancing young player who is beginning to study the masterpieces of Classical music.

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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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ViolinKarl Höfner Workshop, Bubenreuth 1994, 5-String

A lovely, German made 5 string violin/viola.

ViolinGiuseppe Renaldi (1/4 size)

A lovely 1/4 sized violin for the young, advancing player. This violin possesses a tone quality that will grow with the player.

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ViolinPeccard model V8 Outfit, West Coast Strings 2018

An excellent beginner violin. The price includes a dart style case and a fiberglass, horsehair bow.

ViolinThe Symphony Model Outfit

Our Symphony model violin is the perfect entry-level instrument for students and new players alike. Fully shop adjusted by our experts, this violin provides a rich, clear sound with a…

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ViolinBottali-Roth-Pelitti, Milan circa 1900