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Every old stringed instrument has an
open-ended story to tell.

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

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.

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.

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:
  • Leo Aschauer, Mittenwald: excellent violin, 1963
  • Raffaello Bozzi, 1939: Italian violin (with a certificate from Cesare Magrini)
  • German violin patterned after Guarneri
  • French violin with a beautiful sound, approx. 1895
  • Master violin, late 18th century, Saxony
  • 1/4 - sized French J.T.L. violin, approx. 1900
  • 3/4 - outstanding Mittenwald 3/4 violin, circa 1870
  • Antique German violin after Stradivari
  • Good German-Czech viola, approx. 1900
  • 1/2 - approx. 100 years old, 1/2 violin from Klingenthal
  • Infinite strings violin, "bench copy"
  • 3/4 - exceptional, strong sounding French 3/4 violin
  • Strong, active violin bow, Germany c1950
  • Silver-mounted violin bow, Markneukirchen
  • Good Markneukirchen violin bow approx. 1950
  • Markneukirchen master violin by August Hermann Braun
  • Outstanding Italian viola, Carlo Giudicci 1945
  • English violin bow, silver mounted, stamped Richardson
  • Lightweight German violin bow, approx. 1940
  • H. Derazey, late 19th century French violin
  • Italian violin, Luigi Auciello, Milano 1924
  • German violin after Maggini
  • French violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1900
  • Petite Mittenwald 7/8 master violin, patterned after Jakob Stainer