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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 stringed instrument 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:
  • Saxon violin after J. Stainer, exceptionally attractive
  • 3/4 - French 3/4 violin of sound
  • 3/4 - French violin by H. Blaise
  • Atelier Vigneron Pére, excellent French violin bow  (J.F. Raffin)
  • Baroque viola c1800, from Mittenwald in outstanding original condition
  • Petite Italian violin, late 18th century
  • Fine French cello bow, Louis Gillet (J.F. Raffin)
  • Didier Nicolas: French master violin, approx. 1820
  • 3/4 - sized violin by J. A. Baader Mittenwald
  • Gotthard Schuster, modern master violin bow
  • Silent violin from France around 1900
  • Contemporary master violin for professionals, Haat-Hedlef Uilderks, Lübeck
  • Petite French viola, P. Cabasse, approx. 1850
  • 1/8  - Rare French 1/8 violin, approx. 1850
  • 1/2 - sized violin by E. R. Schmidt & Co.
  • Petite English violin, approx. 1820
  • Baroque viola bow, England, circa 1800
  • c1930 Markneukirchen violin bow, silver mounted
  • Master violin bow, Knopf, 19th century
  • Georges Apparut, French master violin, 1934
  • 3/4 - sized French violin, J.T.L. Compagnon
  • German Cello bow by Franz Chalupetzky
  • Claude Thomassin: cello bow foro Paul Jombar
  • Fine cello bow, Claude Thomassin, Paris (Bernard Millant)