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corilon violins

Masters portraits

Profiles of the lives and works of great names in violin making.

Bazin’s grandchildren: bow making in turbulent times

Christoph Gotting: Excellence by tradition

Contemporary violin makers from China and Taiwan

Contemporary violin makers: the modern artisans

Couesnon: The third defining element in modern violin making in Mirecourt

Daniele Scolari and the second generation of the new art of violin-making in Cremona

Ernst Heinrich Roth: a rediscovered master

Eugène Nicolas Sartory: the modern classic of bow making

François Nicolas Voirin and the new French violin bow

H. R. Pfretzschner – a biographical sketch

Hopf: a dynasty of Vogtland violin makers

James Tubbs: the classic name in English bow making

Jan Špidlen: Art, innovation – and sport

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume: notes on his life and work

Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy – J.T.L.

John Dodd: a legend of oyster shells and silver spoons

Joseph Alfred Lamy père: a key figure in modern bow making

Joseph Hel: a master in the Vuillaume tradition

Ludwig Bausch: the "German Tourte"

Marcus Klimke: a highly decorated luthier

Matthias Klotz and pre-modern violin making in Mittenwald

Morizot père et frères: the short history of a great family of bow makers

Nicolas Lupot, the second great name in French violin making

Patrick Robin – a master of teaching and the craft

Pierre Hel: notes on his life and work

Samuel Zygmuntowicz: understanding Stradivarius in New York

Savoir-faire: The Chanot family of luthiers

Stephan von Baehr and the architecture of the violin

Stradivari's heirs: masters of contemporary violin making in Cremona

The brothers Gemunder - Pioneers in American violin making

The fathers Bazin: the great name of Mirecourt bow making

The Laberte family companies

The Ouchard dynasty of bow makers

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • 18th century: Tyrolean master violin, unknown, approx. 1750
  • French violin bow, atelier Charles Louis Bazin (J.F. Raffin)
  • Excellent French violin bow, Morizot Frères (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Charles Nicolas Bazin, fine French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • German-Bohemian violin after J. Stainer, approx. 1900
  • Excellent German master violin bow, warm, fluid sound, 1940's
  • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • 3/4 - recommendable, old Mittenwald 3/4 violin
  • Fine old viola bow, silver, probably England, c.1920
  • 3/4 - antique Hopf workshop 3/4 violin,19th century
  • 1950's German Markneukirchen violin bow, silver, with a blank frog
  • English Silver mounted violin bow: soft stick, mellow tone
  • Fine Italian violin, Primo Contavalli, 1973 (certificate Benjamin Schröder)
  • Fine 18th century violin by Franz Knitl, Freising, 1789 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • 1/2 - old and well played Mittenwald violin, probably Neuner & Hornsteiner
  • Magnificent Italian roundback mandolin, Ermelinda Silvestri, circa 1900
  • 1/2 to 3/4 - rare antique large 1/2 sized, or small 3/4 sized Mittenwald violin
  • Silver mounted violin bow, Markneukirchen, Mathias Thomä
  • Antique Markneukirchen violin, Schuster & Co., after Jacobus Stainer
  • Justin Maucotel: A powerful French violin, c.1840
  • Old English violin, by Dykes & Sons London (W.E. Hill & Sons registration number)
  • French violin bow from war years, Mirecourt, probably Morizot Frères - unique
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Mario Gadda, Italian violin after Stefano Scarampella
  • Old German lightweight violin bow, soft stick - warm, mellow tone