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Children's violins

Small-sized and children's violins: 3/4 violins, 1/2 violins and 1/4 violins

Children's violins have a dubious reputation, especially since they represent the screeching and squeaking of almost every violin player's early years. Many parents and young players are not aware of the quality of old small-sized violins, a desirable alternative to a new factory instrument. Our online catalogue presents old and antique 3/4 violins, 1/2 violins and selected 1/4 violins, professionally worked over by our violin makers, at fair and reasonable prices. Discover a surprising better sound quality with your old 3/4 violin that will please both the player and the audience. What is more, children and youths will be inspired by the charm of a historical German, French or Italian children's violin. Search our website for small sized instruments of a special size by typing e. g. "old 3/4 violin", "French 3/4 violin", or "antique 1/2 violin" into the search box.
View violin size chart. Corilon violins presents German, French and Italian 3/4 violins, 1/2 violins and 1/4 violins, each one restored by the qualified luthiers in our wokshop and ready to play.

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3/4 - simple students violin - top

1/2 - Handmade 1/2 violin with a strong, warm sound

Inventory No.: 4186
Provenance: Eastern Europe
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 32.1 cm
Year: 1990 circa
Price: 450.0 €

3/4 - German Bubenreuth violin

1/2 - Karl Herrmann 1/2 violin, Bubenreuth 1988

Inventory No.: 3990
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Karl Herrmann
Length of back: 31.3 cm
Year: 1988
Price: 650.0 €

antique German 1/2 size violin

1/2 - good antique German-Bohemian 1/2 violin

Inventory No.: 4318
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 31.2 cm
Year: 1900 circa
Price: 650.0 €


3/4 - German violin after Amati, Boosey & Hawkes, approx. 1920 - top view

3/4 - German 3/4 violin by Boosey & Hawkes

Inventory No.: 1222
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Boosey & Hawkes label
Length of back: 34.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 750.0 €

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1/4 violin, French - top view

1/8 - French 1/8 violin by J.T.L.

Inventory No.: 2201
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
Length of back: 26.5 cm
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 750.0 €

3/4 - attractive 3/4-sized violin from Markneukirchen

3/4 - attractive 3/4 violin from Markneukirchen

Inventory No.: 1766
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 850.0 €

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Old 1/2 Violin with a wide neck, France, around 1880

1/2 - old French 1/2 violin, circa 1880

Inventory No.: 1757
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 30.9 cm
Year: 1880 circa
Price: 850.0 €

Copie de Stradivarius violin, Mirecourt, around 1900

1/2 - French 1/2 violin, "Copie de Stradivarius"

Inventory No.: 446
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 31.0 cm
Year: 1900 circa
Price: 850.0 €

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Friedrich Herpel Herford violin Saxony ca. 1920 - top

3/4 - German 3/4 violin, for Friedrich Herpel

Inventory No.: 2360
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 850.0 €

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3/4 - oil varnished German 3/4 violin

Inventory No.: 2727
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.8 cm
Year: 1940 circa
Price: 850.0 €

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3/4 violin from Saxony, circa 1930

3/4 - elegant Saxonian 3/4 violin

Inventory No.: 3845
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 34.4 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 880.0 €

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Old French 3/4 violin, Laberte-Humbert approx. 1920 - front view

3/4 - old French 3/4 violin, probably Laberte

Inventory No.: 4034
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Laberte-Humbert
Length of back: 33.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 890.0 €

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New arrivals in our catalogue:
  • TONALLY OPTMIZED: Mittenwald violin by Matthias Klotz, 1981
  • 3/4 - Old German violin after Jacobus Stainer, clear strong tone
  • French violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1900
  • French violin from Mirecourt, 1930's, with a "French" tone
  • Antique German violin from Saxony, classical model, approx. 1880
  • Old, 1920's Saxon violin, Markneukirchen, bright tones
  • Italian violin, Naples, late 19th century
  • Fine Markneukirchen viola, Johann Christian Voigt II, 18th century
  • German 1920's violin bow, Max Schäffner, Hamburg
  • 19th century, fine Bavarian violin, copy of Niccolo Amati
  • Max König, Munich, rare violin dated 1907
  • Jules Sirgent, Paris, fine antique French violin patterned after Guarneri
  • Antique German Saxon violin with a bright, clear tone
  • Antique Czech viola, Carl Hammerschmid, Wakkenreuth/Fleissen
  • Old German "Conservatory violin" after Stradivari, approx. 1930
  • Brilliant sound: old Markneukirchen violin after Amati
  • LEASE ONLY: Contemporary Cremonese master violin, Daniele Scolari
  • Fine master violin bow by Hermann Richard Pfretzschner
  • Fine H. R. Pfretzschner violin bow, silver mounted - masterpiece
  • LEASE ONLY: Plinio Michetti, a fine old Italian violin, Torino
  • Contemporary Markneukirchen master viola, Jochen Voigt, 1982
  • 1/2 - Handmade 1/2 violin with a strong, warm sound
  • Eckart Richter, fine contemporary master violin from Markneukirchen, 1995
  • Modern mid 20th century English viola, oil varnished