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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.

International shipping and a 30 day return policy

The old stringed instrument you want 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.

Finding loving hands: 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.

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: mail@corilon.com

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:
  • Hand-crafted violin, Saxony around 1960
  • 3/4 - Fine German 3/4-sized violin
  • Georges Apparut, French master violin, 1934
  • Excellent Czech viola, approx. 1940
  • Georg II Carl Klotz: fine c1780 Mittenwald violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • J.B. Vuillaume: soloist violin "St. Cecile des Ternes" (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • 3/4 - Fine antique French 3/4 violin, noble sound
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Dante Ottani
  • Antique Klingenthal violin, approx. 1820
  • French violin bow, Joseph Alfred Lamy Père (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Delicate French violin bow by E. Sartory (J.F. Raffin)
  • Good sounding student violin
  • German 7/8 Cello bow, silver, strong and active
  • Probably Paul Weidhaas, fine German violin bow
  • French violin, J.T.L. Médio-Fino
  • Magnificent modern Italian viola by Vitozzi, Rome
  • Antique French violin, c1900, JTL or Laberte
  • Italian violin, Alfio Messina 1923
  • George Adolphe Chanot, soloist violin no. 119
  • French violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1900
  • 3/4 - French 3/4 violin of sound
  • Southern German viola for soloists, 19th century
  • German violin after Guarneri, bright, brilliant toned
  • Auguste Sébastien Philippe Bernardel, Bernardel Père: fine violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)