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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.

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…

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…

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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).

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ViolinGiuseppe Gagliano, Naples 1781
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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ViolinStefano Scarampella, Mantua 1916
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ViolinStefano Scarampella, Mantua 1900

A very fine Italian violin from the hands of a noted master maker from the turn of the 20th century. The player is immediately connected to the beauty of its…

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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…

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
ViolinGaetano Antoniazzi, Milan 1895
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…

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…

ViolinVincenzo Sannino, Naples 1910

Vincent Sannino was born in Naples in 1879, and moved to Rome in 1914. He established himself as one of the most successful makers of the period. He worked freely…

ViolinEnrico Marchetti, Turin 1902

This violin is simply the finest example by this maker that we have seen. Every element, the choice of model, wood selection, quality and color of varnish, and overall design…

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ViolinRaffaele Desideri, Ascoli Piceno c. 1850
ViolinEvasio Emilio Guerra, Turin 1930

Labeled “Evasio Emilio Guerra / fece in Torino anno 1930”.

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 near mint condition, with no repairs, covered with a full coat of rich…

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ViolinRiccardo Genovese, Montiglio 1924
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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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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

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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….

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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.

ViolinLuigi Galimberti, Milan 1926
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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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ViolinSergio Peresson, Haddonfield 1981
ViolinFernando Ferroni, Florence 1932

This violin is in near mint condition.

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…

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ViolinSergio Peresson, Caracas 1955
ViolinVincenzo Cavani, Modena 1940

A fine, modern Italian violin from one of the preeminent makers of the 20th century.

ViolinNestor Audinot, Paris 1881

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ViolinErnesto Pevere, Ferrara 1927

Finely crafted and beautifully varnished, this violin possesses a broad, sweet tone.

ViolinAmbrogio Sironi, Milan 1935

Elegant in design and workmanship, this instrument is a very fine example of this maker’s work.  It is rich and colorful in tone, with great depth in the lower strings…

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…

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ViolinErnesto Pevere, Ferrara c. 1940-50
ViolinPierre Jean Henri Hel, Lille 1926
ViolinAlfredo Contino, Naples 1944

The tone of this fine violin is quite sweet while offering power and depth in the lower register and brilliance and clarity overall. 

ViolinPietro Gallinotti, Solero 1931
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…

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…

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ViolinNicolas Vuillaume III, Mirecourt c. 1850 “Sainte Cécile”
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ViolinCaressa & Francais, Paris 1906
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ViolinIgino Sderci, Florence 1950
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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…

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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…

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”.

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
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…

ViolinBottali-Roth-Pelitti, Milan 1919
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

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ViolinMaurizio Tadioli, Cortetano-Cremona 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…

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ViolinRiccardo Bergonzi, Cremona 2008 “Caravaggio”
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.

ViolinStefano Conia, Cremona 1981

Included is an official maker’s certificate by Conia.  

ViolinMaurice Mermillot, Paris 1897

Maurice Mermillot died in Mirecourt in 1901; this instrument is one of his last works. This Guadagnini model violin has an orange-brown varnish. It has a striking one piece maple…

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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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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.

ViolinRichard Duke II, London c. 1770

The tone of this fine violin is colorful and warm with clarity and focus throughout its range.

ViolinLuigi Mozzani, Cento 1927
ViolinMaurizio Bissolotti, Cremona 1983

A virtually new, unplayed violin made by the son of Francesco Bissolotti. This instrument has been in a private collection and is now available for sale. Its sale will include…

ViolinPaulus Pilat, Budapest c. 1892
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ViolinMaurizio Tadioli, Cortetano-Cremona 2002, “Carrodus” del Gesu
ViolinConcetto Puglisi, Catania 1923

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ViolinMichelangelo Puglisi, Catania 1919

This beautiful instrument by Michelangelo Puglisi has a yellow-orange varnish and a two-piece back with medium to broad flame descending from the center. Its tone is brilliant and focused; it…

ViolinCharles J.B. Collin-Mezin, Paris 1892

A very good example of this maker’s work, this violin is in near mint condition and possesses a robust and rich tone. The original label is as follows: “Ch. J.B….

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
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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
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…

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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.

ViolinNicolas Vuillaume III, Mirecourt c. 1860 “Stentor”

An exceptional example from one of the premier workshops of 19th century France. This instrument possesses a robust tone with warmth and color throughout its register. Artfully and beautifully made,…

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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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

Little is known about Giuseppe Garotti. This instrument is in the style of earlier Venetian makers and is signed on the interior by the maker. It has a sweet, clear,…

ViolinGerald Brobst, Alexandria 1968
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ViolinRaffaello Stefanini, Bologna 2014
ViolinHristo Todorov, Cremona 2015
ViolinHristo Todorov, Cremona 2016
ViolinCh. J.B. Collin-Mezin, Paris 1903
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ViolinJustin Maucotel, Mirecourt c. 1820
ViolinBenjamin Phillips, Pittsburgh 1947
ViolinHristo Todorov Cremona 2016

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ViolinRoger & Max Millant, Paris 1956

A very lovely French violin from Roger & Max Millant. Made using the finest materials, this violin has a robust, brilliant tone with clarity and focus across its strings. Formerly…

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…

ViolinJules Gaillard, Paris c. 1850

A very good 19th century French violin labeled “Gaillard Luthier / Eleve de Bernardel de Paris”. The instrument is inspired by Guarneri del Gesu and has a very strong 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. …

ViolinSabino Preti, Cremona 1987
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…

ViolinGemunder “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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ViolinWojciech Topa, Zakopane, 2015, 7/8 body length
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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…

ViolinRaffaele Calace & Figlio, Naples c. 1930
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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1926, Guarneri 1732 model

Of the German makers from the early 20th century, Ernst Heinrich Roth was revered for the quality of workmanship, faithful attention to detail and for the careful selection of the…

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ViolinDavid Rubio, Cambridge 2000 “The Vieuxtemps” del Gesu
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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth, Model IXR, 1925, Copy of Joseph Guarnerius 1736

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…

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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ViolinAmédée Diéudonné, Mirecourt 1932
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ViolinNicolas Vuillaume III, Mirecourt c. 1850, “Stentor”

Faintly branded internally on the back “Stentor”. This violin possesses excellent tonal characteristics, both powerful and warm in color.

ViolinRaymond Melanson, Boston 1994

A fine American violin by this rising maker. The instrument is based on a Guarneri del Gesu pattern and is lightly antiqued. The tone is robust and well focused.

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ViolinAnton Knilling, Mittenwald 1768. 7/8 size

For an instrument that is over 250 years old, this violin is in very good condition. It has a fine, full and rich tone with warmth and sweetness. An excellent…

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ViolinAmédée Diuedonné, Mirecourt 1934, Guarneri model
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ViolinMarios Pavlou & Anthony Ferguson, Newark on Trent 2019
ViolinFrench Workshop of Collin-Mezin c. 1890
ViolinPaul Hilaire, France 1958

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ViolinVuillaume Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1850

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

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.

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

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…

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

Branded “Mariano Militello / CALLE MAIPÚ 720 / ROSARIO”

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.

ViolinJules Grandjon, Mirecourt c. 1880, ¾ Size

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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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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…

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ViolinGustave Villaume, Nancy 1934
ViolinJoseph Strossi, South Haven (Michigan) 1900
ViolinCharles J.B. Collin-Mezin III, Paris 1946

Made in the best tradition of French violin making from the early to mid 20th century, this violin has a full, resonant tone.

ViolinMarek Tomaszewski, Nowy Targ 2019
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.

ViolinFederico Tresoldi, Cremona 1979

A beautifully made violin from the hands of a gifted modern Italian maker. This instrument has a full bodied, focused tone with warmth and sweetness.

ViolinAndrea Licari, Cremona 2017

Includes a certificate by the maker Licari.

ViolinThomas Hoyer, Bubenreuth 2014
ViolinScrollavezza and Zanre, Parma 2005, ¾ Size

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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…

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
ViolinJohn Juzek, Prague 1904

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

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….

ViolinAubry Dugarde, Paris 1910

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ViolinWilhelm Dürrschmidt, Markneukirchen 1965

Richly carved and beautifully varnished, this violin has a full, vibrant tone. This instrument would be an excellent partner to the player looking for beauty in sound and appearance.

ViolinJosef Thier, Innsbruck 1860

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ViolinFrench, Mirecourt c. 1930, labeled “Didelot”

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ViolinEugene Holtier, Cleveland 2012

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ViolinH. Emile Blondelet, Paris 1933

This instrument is an outstanding example from the maker’s workshop and is in very fine condition, possessing a rich tone with excellent clarity. The varnish is a beautiful golden brown….

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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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….

ViolinMartin Nich, 1940

Signed by the maker on the inside of the top of the violin. This instrument possesses a clear, brilliant tone.

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ViolinGerman, Mittenwald c. 1890, Amati Model
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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”.

ViolinFrench c. 1930 Labeled “Georges Coné”

Clean workmanship and attention to detail exemplify this good French violin. The sound is both broad and clear with brilliant tonal colors across the strings.

ViolinGerman Violin, Markneukirchen c. 1930
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ViolinErnst Heinrich Roth workshop, Markneukirchen 1956, Stradivari model

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

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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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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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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ViolinE. Reinhold Schmidt, Markneukirchen c. 1900
ViolinGerman violin, Mittenwald c. 1890

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ViolinNate Tabor, Vienna/La Coruña 2019
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…

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…

ViolinRainer Leonhardt, Mittenwald 2016
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ViolinJerome 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…

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ViolinJerome Thibouville-Lamy workshop, Mirecourt c. 1920
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ViolinGerman, Markneukirchen circa 1920. 7/8 size

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

ViolinFrench 7/8 Size, Mirecourt c. 1890

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ViolinGregory Rodgers, Alexandria 1976
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ViolinLillo Salerno “il Narese” workshop, Pforzheim 2020, Guarneri model
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.

ViolinAubert Lutherie Atelier, “Série Limitée”, Mirecourt Anée 2000
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ViolinGerman Violin c. 1920

A good representation of classical modeling and high quality German craftsmanship. This instrument exhibits fine tonal characteristics that will enable the advanced player to reach new heights of technical and…

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ViolinFramus Workshop, Bubenreuth c. 1960
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…

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ViolinLillo Salerno “il Narese” workshop, Pforzheim 2020, Stradivari model
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ViolinKarl Höfner Bubenreuth 1979, Guarneri Model

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

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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…

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ViolinAnton Schroetter workshop, Mittenwald c. 1950

A lovely, German made violin from Mittenwald.

ViolinWilliam Wilkanowski, Brooklyn c. 1940

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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.

ViolinMing-Jiang Zhu Workshop Model 100, Guangzhou 2014

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ViolinFrench 1/2 Mirecourt, c. 1880

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

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 Th. Heberlein Workshop 3/4 Markneukirchen, 1902

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

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…

ViolinGerman Child’s Violin, Mittenwald c. 1875, ½ Size

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ViolinHoyer Werkstatt, Bubenreuth 2009

This is an excellent violin for the aspiring young player. It has a very powerful, rich and brilliant tone suitable for a young soloist and/or concertmaster. The violin is the…

ViolinJTL Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1890, ¾ Size

An excellent violin for the serious young musician.

ViolinJerome 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…

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

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…

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ViolinJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1930 “Geronimo Grandini” Label

Labeled “LE PETITE FILS DE / GERONIMO GRANDINI / PARIS”.

ViolinKarl Höfner Workshop, Bubenreuth 1980, Lorenzo Guadagnini Model
ViolinJerome 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…

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ViolinQuisheng Zhao Beijing 2019
ViolinJerome Thibouville-Lamy Workshop 1/2 Mirecourt, c. 1900

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

ViolinGerman “Antonio Curatoli” 3/4 1913

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…

ViolinFrench, Mirecourt c. 1930

The tone is warm and rich, with a clarity that makes it easy to play.

ViolinMarc Laberte Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1920
ViolinGerman, Dresden c. 1930
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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.

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ViolinGerman c. 1920 “Joh. Bapt. Schweitzer”
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

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ViolinGerman, Mittenwald c. 1890, 1/8 size

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.

ViolinJerome Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1920, 3/4 size
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ViolinFrench JTL Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1900, 3/4 Size

JTL Workshop Violin – Excellent Condition Despite its size, this violin delivers a full and powerful sound while retaining sweetness and clarity throughout its range. Young players or violinists seeking…

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

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ViolinAmati Model, Germany c. 1920, 1/4 size

A very good German made violin for the young, advancing musician.

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.

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.

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ViolinKarl Höfner Workshop, Bubenreuth 1981, Guarneri Model #200
ViolinGerman “Conservatory” 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
Violin“Giuseppe Renaldi” model Vecchio, 2007

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

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ViolinJerome Thibouville-Lamy, Mirecourt c. 1920, 1/4 size

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

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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…

ViolinJosef Bittner Model 600++, Prague 2017
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
ViolinJerome 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, Sofia 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
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…

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ViolinNippon, c. 1920

This is a fine example of early 20th century Japanese workshop quality at its best. Great value and excellent tonal qualities characterize this well made and well maintained violin.

ViolinKarl Hofner Workshop, Bubenreuth 1992, 1/2 size
ViolinJerome Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1920 3/4 size
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ViolinJakob Stainer copy, Saxony c. 1920

An excellent option for the player looking for a good, vintage violin priced under $2,000.

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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ViolinStradivari Model Beijing c. 2015

A good representation of the modeling and craftsmanship of Antonio Stradivari, This instrument is an excellent value for the advancing player looking for a full bodied, rich tone that is…

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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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…

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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 characteristic example of the high quality, finely made violins from the Eastman Company. Select tone wood and fine workmanship combine to make this one of the best…

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

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.

ViolinSnow Workshop, Model SV200, Beijing 2009

This beautiful handmade, 4/4 sized violin is ideal for the advancing player who is looking for an instrument possessing a full bodied, colorful tone. The outfit is priced with a…

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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.

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ViolinKarl Höfner Workshop, Bubenreuth, 2010 model H8V4/4
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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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.

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ViolinKarl Höfner Workshop, HSG

Designed by German master builders from the Karl Hofner workshop in Bubenreuth, Germany, this 4/4 violin is geared for the beginning player looking for a good sounding, well adjusted instrument…

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.