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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
    • French violin bow, atelier Charles Louis Bazin (J.F. Raffin)
    • Excellent French violin bow, Morizot Frères (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Charles Nicolas Bazin, fine French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
    • German-Bohemian violin after J. Stainer, approx. 1900
    • Excellent German master violin bow, warm, fluid sound, 1940's
    • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
    • 3/4 - recommendable, old Mittenwald 3/4 violin
    • Fine old viola bow, silver, probably England, c.1920
    • 3/4 - antique Hopf workshop 3/4 violin,19th century
    • 1950's German Markneukirchen violin bow, silver, with a blank frog
    • English Silver mounted violin bow: soft stick, mellow tone
    • Fine Italian violin, Primo Contavalli, 1973 (certificate Benjamin Schröder)
    • Fine 18th century violin by Franz Knitl, Freising, 1789 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • 1/2 - old and well played Mittenwald violin, probably Neuner & Hornsteiner
    • Magnificent Italian roundback mandolin, Ermelinda Silvestri, circa 1900
    • 1/2 to 3/4 - rare antique large 1/2 sized, or small 3/4 sized Mittenwald violin
    • Silver mounted violin bow, Markneukirchen, Mathias Thomä
    • Antique Markneukirchen violin, Schuster & Co., after Jacobus Stainer
    • Justin Maucotel: A powerful French violin, c.1840
    • Old English violin, by Dykes & Sons London (W.E. Hill & Sons registration number)
    • French violin bow from war years, Mirecourt, probably Morizot Frères - unique
    • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Mario Gadda, Italian violin after Stefano Scarampella
    • Old German lightweight violin bow, soft stick - warm, mellow tone
    • Master violin bow, Knopf family/circle, 19th century