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Corilon violin shop


About Corilon violins, Munich


Corilon violins is an expression of the enthusiasm we feel about old stringed instruments. Since we have established our business, we have been sharing this enthusiasm with collectors and musicians around the world. At our atelier for violin making and restoration in Munich, our specialists competently and lovingly restore old violins, violas, cellos and violin bows, each of which was carefully selected and is full of character.

The distinctive historic profile of every one of our stringed instruments is given the respect it deserves in informative descriptions, high-resolution photographs and compelling audio clips. Our high quality standards have made Corilon violins one of the leading names in the world of historic stringed instruments – a solid reputation which we aspire to surpass every day.

To be included in our online catalogue, an instrument must have one feature above all: high musical quality, which we also prioritise in selecting our rarities and extraordinary pieces by renowned master luthiers. As a result, professional musicians, demanding amateurs and talented students alike can all find a broad palette of outstanding instruments to choose from in the Corilon catalogue. They can be sure of finding exactly what they need to achieve the sound they desire and make the most of their technique.

Every stringed instrument we sell is in excellent condition and immediately ready to play, and as part of our return policy, you can spend 30 days thoroughly becoming acquainted with it. When you purchase an instrument at Corilon violins, our team of experienced violin makers, restorers and music specialists guarantees top standards of reliability with premium service and personal consultation.

We are members of the British Violin Making Association (BVMA) and the Violin Society of America (VSA). We also we also work in close cooperation with highly respected experts in Cremona, London, Mittenwald, Munich, Paris and Stuttgart.


Related information:

Returns and refund policy

Trade guarantee

Shipping costs

Consignment sales



  • Online catalogue

  • Violin shop services

  • Bow rehair

  • Certificates and appraisals

  • Instrument lease


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    Corilon violins • Lilienstrasse 2 • D-81669 München • Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)89-444 19 619 • Fax: +49 (0)89-444 19 620
    mail@corilon.comwww.corilon.com

    New arrivals in our catalogue:
    • French viola bow stamped "N. Audinot", J. Thibouville-Lamy (certificate J. F. Raffin)
    • Excellent 19th century German violin bow by Bausch
    • German lightweight violin bow with a "Salingre" stamp, soft
    • Charming antique French violin after Antonio Stradivari
    • Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz)
    • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Modern Italian 7/8 violin, Carlo Melloni, 1932 (certificate Eric Blot)
    • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Italian violin in the Otello Bignami tradition
    • Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935
    • Markneukirchen violin bow of the 1950ies, bright, fluid tone
    • Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927
    • Markneukirchen viola bow, silver mounted, Arnold Stoess
    • Contemporary German soloist violin, Bernhard Gerstner, Ulm 1995
    • Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
    • Excellent French violin, Collin-Mézin (fils), 1945, No. 845
    • Fernando Montavoci, rare 1936 Italian violin
    • Old, Mittenwald orchestra violin with a dark, clear tone, 1950's
    • Old, 1920's Saxon violin, Markneukirchen, bright tones
    • Mario Bedocchi, fine Italian viola (certificate by Eric Blot)
    • Aldo Zani, fine contemporary Italian viola
    • Fine Italian viola, Umberto Lanaro, Padova (certificate Robert Bein)
    • François Fent, a fine historic French viola of the late 18th century
    • Historic master violin from the Vogtland region, circa 1780-1800
    • Powerful 1920's Southern Italian violin with a radiant, brilliant sound
    • Good 1940's violin bow from Markneukirchen, warm, mellow tone