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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, 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:
    • Antique Mittenwald violin from the Mittenwald violin-making school, 1919
    • Interesting master violin from Bohemia, approx. 1880
    • Powerful German violin bow by H.R. Pfretzschner
    • Older English violin, J. R. Dutton 1979
    • Fine master violin by Marcus Klimke, contemporary elite violin maker (certificate Markus Klimke)
    • Excellent French violin bow, Morizot Frères (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Fine Italian violin by Mario Gadda, approx. 1960 (certificate Mario Gadda)
    • Fine French master violin, Victor Aubry, Paris 1944
    • WORKED OVER AND TONALLY OPTIMIZED: Ernst Heinrich Roth, fine 1955 violin - Guarnerius model
    • Antique German Saxon violin with a bright, warm tone
    • Antique French 3/4 cello by J.T.L., approx. 1880
    • Fine master violin bow by Hermann Richard Pfretzschner
    • Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler
    • Fine French violin bow by E. Sartory (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Fine English violin bow by Frank Napier / W.E. Hill & Sons (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Mario Gadda, Italian violin after Oreste Candi, 1984 (certificate Mario Gadda)
    • Mario Gadda workshop, Italian violin after Stefano Scarampella
    • Old, 1940's Saxon violin, Markneukirchen, bright warm tones
    • Powerful older silver-mounted violin bow, Germany, by Klaus Ringer
    • Modern violin made in the French style, probably Czech or Hungarian
    • Antique Markneukirchen violin, by Schuster & Co. approx. 1900/1910
    • Antique German violin from Saxony, approx. 1920
    • Old, silver mounted violin bow, after Lupot - noble, classy tone
    • Lothar Seifert, German master violin bow, silver