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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:
  • Paul Weidhaas, fine German violin bow
  • Fine Mittenwald violin, approx. 1780, Karner school
  • Outstanding German violin, Saxony approx. 1940
  • 3/4 - rare and beautiful French violin
  • Paul Bisch: French master violin No. 394
  • Charles Nicolas Bazin, French violin bow
  • Antique violin by F.A. Glass of Klingenthal
  • Mittenwald violin with a bright, somewhat gentle sound
  • French violin bow by J.T.L., approx. 1950
  • Excellent E. M. Penzel violin bow
  • Active German violin bow, silver mounted
  • Charles Louis Bazin for Gustave Bernardel: fine cello bow
  • German viola with inlaid ornaments
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin
  • Fine historic Neuner & Hornsteiner violin
  • 1/6  - Rare French 1/6 violin, intermediate size, approx. 1850
  • F. C. Pfretzschner, silver mounted viola bow
  • 1/2 - Rare half-sized Mittenwald violin
  • Antique French J.T.L. violin of Mirecourt
  • 7/8 - fine Berlin master violin by O. Möckel
  • Fine Italian violin, Giovanni Schwarz, Venice (certificate Eric Blot)
  • Hessian master violin, Anton Sandner, Nauheim
  • 19th century French soloist violin
  • 18th century: a fine violin after Stainer, Franz Knitl, 1769