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

We are not interested in student violins, factory and serial productions, Chinese or Eastern European makes.

Should you be interested in selling a stringed instrument, simply send us a few clear digital photographs by email 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. 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.

Based on the first impression from your photos, we can in most cases make a reasonable purchase offer and ask you to send us your instrument. Since the price for a fine 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.


>>> 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.

>>> 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:






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Product categories:

Old violins

Master violins

Violin bows

Violas

Old cellos

Small sized violins

Cello bows



Corilon violins · Lilienstrasse 2 · D-81669 Munich
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:
  • 3/4 - outstanding Stradivarius copy, approx. 1900
  • French violin, approx. 1880, probably Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
  • Charles Nicolas Bazin, fine French violin bow for E. Henry a Paris
  • Contemporary Italian master violin by Nicola Vendrame
  • French violin, J.T.L. Médio-Fino
  • Robert Barth, Stuttgart: attractive viola
  • Cello with an exquisite sound, Mittenwald, dated approximately 1850
  • German-Bohemian violin, patterend after Aegidius Klotz, approx. 1900
  • Southern German violin, approx. 1850
  • 3/4 - German 3/4 violin, August Clemens Glier
  • 1/2 - rare Mittenwald violin, Neuner & Hornsteiner
  • Italian violin, 1970, Benvenuto Botturi (certificate B. Botturi)
  • Fine violin, probably American
  • English violin with an Italian sound
  • Italian violin, late 19th century
  • Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), violin, approx. 1835 (certificate W.E. Hill & Sons)
  • English cello, mid 20th century
  • Old German Cello, Saxony, approx. 1900
  • French violin bow by Louis Joseph Morizot, known as Morizot père
  • Fine English violin bow by W. E. Hill & Sons
  • "Excelsior" Violin from Dresden, 1889
  • Southern German violin from the Widhalm atelier or -school
  • Italian violin, Aristide Cavalli, Cremona
  • 3/4 - old violin, rare Maggini model