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Sell your violin to Corilon violins

What do I need to know about selling my violin? Who buys violins? Information and practical tips on selling your old violin, master violin, viola or cello to Corilon violins



Selling a violin is never a simple affair: A proper assessment of a violin’s musical qualities, its possible value and whether it needs to be restored requires experience and expertise beyond the ken of most stringed instrument owners and small dealers. Moreover, few regional luthiers are willing to purchase instruments. Many private owners and professional musicians have turned to Corilon violins as a serious and trustworthy partner when selling their violin, viola, cello or bow. We offer many years of experience in the trade, the competence of two luthiers who have specialized in setting up and restoring old instruments and a network of collaborating experts.


We seek interesting old violins, violas, cellos and bows of quality that meet the standards of our diverse product range.

>>> As the owner of a valuable stringed instrument, you can also take advantage of our offer to sell your fine stringed instrument on consignment through our catalogue. Corilon violins has already helped the works of many esteemed master luthiers find their way to the right musician.

Should you be interested in selling a good stringed instrument, simply send us a few clear digital photographs that show the entire violin, body and scroll, from all sides. Include as well close-ups of any important details such as cracks, repairs and damage. Based on the first impression from your photos, we will make a reasonable, initial purchase offer and ask you to send us your instrument. There is no need for you to have it repaired or replace missing parts like broken strings beforehand—our workshop will take care of such matters upon purchase.


>>> Send your photos by e-mail to: -- mail@corilon.com.


We hope you understand that we cannot make any statements without photographs, solely based on names and dates on labels or similar information. Since the price for a stringed instrument can only be conclusively determined by visual and physical inspection, we recommend that you start selling your violin by submitting photos to us.



Corilon violins · Lilienstrasse 2 · D-81669 München
Phone: +49 (0)89-444 19 619 · Fax: +49 (0)89-444 19 620
mail@corilon.com · www.corilon.com

New arrivals in our catalogue:
  • "The Concert violin II" - French concert violin by Riviere & Hawkes
  • English or Saxon cello with a velvety, balanced sound, approx. 1860
  • German cello from Saxony, approx. 1940
  • Jean-Joseph Honoré Derazey: Very fine French violin (Hieronymus Köstler)
  • German violin from Markneukirchen
  • 3/4 - sized violin, Saxony/Bohemia, quite recommendable
  • Historic 18th century violin, Mittenwald, approx. 1760
  • Fine viola, Johann Michael Willer, Prague 1776
  • Viola bow by Max Leicht, circa 1920
  • Nicolas Maline for J.B. Vuillaume, fine cello bow (J.F. Raffin)
  • Charles Louis Bazin for Gustave Bernardel: fine cello bow
  • Fine and eleganet Gold-mounted cello bow, Markneukirchen
  • Fine cello bow from the 1920s
  • Cello bow by W. A. Pfretzschner, circa 1920
  • German Cello bow by Franz Chalupetzky
  • Modern cello bow, after Morizot, Conrad Götz
  • Silver mounted Cello bow, Swiss Finkel workshop
  • Markneukirchen cello bow, 1960's
  • French brasil wood cello bow, approx. 1900
  • Cello bow, Émile François Ouchard (Bernard Millant)
  • Fine cello bow, Claude Thomassin, Paris (Bernard Millant)
  • Delicate historic French violin, probably the Charotte family
  • 3/4 - old German 3/4 violin, for young soloists
  • Giuseppe Lucci, Italian viola, Rome 1967