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Open-ended, because good stringed instruments live on from generation to generation.

  • Old and antique violins, master violins, violas, cellos and bows online

  • Discover Corilon violin's outstanding selection of premium old stringed instruments online – exclusive and unique old and antique violins, master violins, violas, cellos, children's violins, violin bows and cello bows, each one carefully and individually chosen because of its sound and quality. A portfolio of fine stringed instruments, all of which have been professionally set up and restored by the luthiers at our atelier for violin making and restoration in Munich.

  • Fine stringed instruments online presented with MP3 sound samples

  • Become thoroughly acquainted with your old violin, master violin, viola or cello before you make your purchase: our high-resolution photos, online MP3 audio clips and interesting historical background information serve as a personal introduction to each old stringed instrument. Corilon violins is proud of a broad online selection of old stringed instruments, a wide-ranging palette of true musical personalities, and we guarantee the quality and authenticity of every old stringed instrument offered in our catalogue.

  • A 30 day return policy and worldwide delivery

  • Fine stringed instruments will be sent straight to your home, and we ensure safe and secure international shipping. For 30 days you can fully get to know your "new" instrument in your everyday musical environment – at home, in an ensemble and in the concert hall. If it does not meet your expectations,
    we will be happy to take it back.

  • Trade-in your old stringed instrument

  • Old violins, violas or cellos that no longer meet your growing musical abilities may be offered to us in trade for a better one. Corilon's old violin shop will consider a trade-in for most instruments you purchased from us and other fine stringed instruments: old violins, master violins, cellos, violas and bows of considerable quality.

  • We offer a guarantee on every instrument in our catalogue

  • Certificates and appraisals are an important cornerstone of the confidence you need before you purchase a string instrument. This is why you can order a certificate for every string instrument and bow we offer so you can have confirmation of important information about the provenance, age, structural details and current value of your instrument. Read more at Certificates and appraisals.

  • Tonal optimization and service repairs for old stringed instruments

  • As of 1 May 2015, our specialist master atelier will also accept commissions for service repairs and tonal optimization for your violin, viola or cello (national and international). Please contact us for a quote and instructions for sending in your instrument.

    Corilon violins: old violins, antique violins, master violins, violas, cellos and violin bows - fine stringed instruments,
    professionally restored and ready to play:

    New arrivals in our catalogue:
    • English violin, Joseph Charles Fidler, Reading 1925
    • Outstanding 1930's French violin from Mirecourt
    • François Fent, a fine historic viola of the late 18th century
    • German violin after Guarneri del Gesù
    • French violin, Mirecourt mid 20th century
    • Mittenwald violin, Johann Reiter, 1922, opus 42
    • French violin after F. A. Glass, Mirecourt
    • Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), master violin, circa 1825
    • Edwin Lothar Herrmann, German violin bow
    • Fine violin bow, probably Albert Nürnberger
    • Fine Markneukirchen violin: copy of Santo Serafino (Sanctus Seraphin)
    • Central Italian violin by Aristide Benigni, Ascoli Piceno (published twice)
    • Italian violin, Archimede Orlandini, Parma 1985 (published)
    • 3/4 –sized German violin by Boosey & Hawkes
    • Markneukirchen violin, "Künstler-Violine Nr. 18" by Meinel & Herold
    • Claudio Gamberini, a fine Italian violin, 1930, Bologna
    • Excellent violin from Machold’s custom violin workshop, Chemnitz
    • Italian violin by Lodovico Giovannetti, 1955 (certificate Castelli)
    • Silver mounted violin bow by Rudolf Neudörfer
    • Antique French violin, Mirecourt
    • Good Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1930
    • F. & R. Enders, outstanding Markneukirchen violin bow
    • Powerful silver mounted violin bow, Markneukirchen
    • English violin bow after Tourte, silver mounted