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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:
  • Antique ornate violin with a lion´s head
  • 3/4 - sized violin by Leopold Mitsching, a rarity
  • 1/2 - charming red French Mansuy violin
  • H. Emile Blondelet, French violin, 1923
  • Brilliant violin from Saxony, for young soloists
  • Excellent Markneukirchen violin bow
  • German Violin, Stradivarius copy, by Meinel & Herold
  • Fine French violin, model "Andreas Borelli"
  • Antique violin, 1920's, Markneukirchen
  • Johann Gottfried Hamm, master violin from the Vogtland region, c. 1780
  • Old German violin after J.B. Schweitzer
  • German violin after Guarneri, approx. 1880
  • German violin from Markneukirchen, Hermann Dölling jun.
  • Student violin by Meinel & Herold, Klingenthal
  • Petite Italian violin, late 18th century
  • 3/4 - French violin by H. Blaise
  • Saxon violin after J. Stainer, exceptionally attractive
  • 3/4 - French 3/4 violin of sound
  • Baroque viola c1800, from Mittenwald in outstanding original condition
  • Master violin from southern Germany, circa 1820
  • 19th century: English violin full of character
  • Klingenthal violin, approx. 1870, Hermann Meinel
  • Lyon & Healy Chicago, delicately engraved silver bow
  • Georges Apparut, French master violin, 1934