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  • 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.


  • 30 day return policy and guaranteed safe, worldwide delivery


  • Fine stringed instruments will be sent straight to your home, and we guarantee for 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, simply send 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 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 stringed instrument in our catalogue


  • Certificates and appraisals are an important cornerstone of the confidence you need before you purchase an old stringed instrument. This is why you can order a certificate of appraisal 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 old stringed instrument.


  • Tonal optimization and service repairs for old stringed instruments


  • 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:
    • 3/4 sized violin from the “Maidstone” project by Murdoch & Co., London
    • 1/8 - fine French violin, approx. 1870
    • 3/4 - excellent French violin, approx. 1880
    • Jean Striebig, 1953, Mirecourt: A French violin
    • Giulio Cesare Gigli, outstanding Italian violin, approx. 1750
    • Historical violin by Johann Georg Leeb, Preßburg, 1786
    • Riccardo Bergonzi, contemporary Cremonese master violin
    • German 7/8 Cello bow, silver, strong and active
    • Aldo Zani, fine contemporary Italian viola
    • 1/2 - powerful c.1900 French 1/2 sized violin
    • Modern Italian violin, Cremona 20th century
    • 3/4 - Czech 3/4 violin, Jan Podesva, outstanding tone
    • J.B. Vuillaume: soloist violin "St. Cecile des Thernes" (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Large-sized English violin, late 19th century
    • Markneukirchen violin after Stradivari, c.1940
    • French violin with a soloist tone, Charles Simonin, approx. 1860 - with certificate
    • François Breton, French master violin, c. 1810 -with certificate
    • NEW SOUND SAMPLE / Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), master violin, circa 1825 - with certificate
    • German student violin, Bubenreuth
    • German violin bow, very good playing qualities
    • Fine German Stradivarius copy, approx. 1920
    • Atelier violin No. 576 by Amédée Dieudonné, 1936
    • 7/8 - Petite Italian Neapolitan violin (certificate H. Köstler)
    • 18th century violin, Mittenwald, approx. 1760