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About Corilon violins

Music is the language of the angels.


Corilon is the name of the angel of arts and expression of the enthusiasm we feel about old stringed instruments. Since we have established our business, we have been sharing this enthusiasm with collectors and musicians around the world. At our atelier for violin making and restoration in Munich, our specialists competently and lovingly restore old violins, violas, cellos and violin bows, each of which was carefully selected and is full of character.

The distinctive historic profile of every one of our stringed instruments is given the respect it deserves in informative descriptions, high-resolution photographs and compelling audio clips. Our high quality standards have made Corilon violins one of the leading names in the world of historic stringed instruments – a solid reputation which we aspire to surpass every day.

To be included in our online catalogue, an instrument must have one feature above all: high musical quality, which we also prioritise in selecting our rarities and extraordinary pieces by renowned master luthiers. As a result, professional musicians, demanding amateurs and talented students alike can all find a broad palette of outstanding instruments to choose from in the Corilon catalogue. They can be sure of finding exactly what they need to achieve the sound they desire and make the most of their technique.

Every stringed instrument we sell is in excellent condition and immediately ready to play, and as part of our return policy, you can spend 30 days thoroughly becoming acquainted with it. When you purchase an instrument at Corilon violins, our team of experienced violin makers, restorers and music specialists guarantees top standards of reliability with premium service and personal consultation.

We are members of the British Violin Making Association (BVMA) and the Violin Society of America (VSA). We also we also work in close cooperation with highly respected experts in Cremona, Mittenwald, Munich, Paris and Stuttgart.



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Auguste Sébastien Philippe Bernardel (Bernardel Père): Fine violin No. 8, 1827 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler, Hamma & Co. Stuttgart)
  • Older German violin, Made in the 1940's
  • German viola. Saxony, 1920's
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED Italian violin, Raffaele Calace e figlio 1929 - violinist's recommendation!
  • Rare English violin by John Crowther, Holburn, London, 1788
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED Georges Coné: Fine French violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937 - violinist's recommendation!
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Franco Albanelli workshop, 1997
  • Fine Hungarian Violin op. 13 by Alajos Werner, Budapest, 1910
  • 1930's French violin "Lutherie Artistique", Laberte
  • German 3/4 violin by Louis Dölling, Jr., Markneukirchen 1934
  • Italian violin by Mario Gadda, suitable for soloists, 1985 - violinist's recommendation!
  • Antique, silver mounted viola bow. Fine German work, c.1910
  • French J. P. Gerard viola bow, 1980's
  • SALE Matthias Klotz 1982: Modern Mittenwald viola
  • French 7/8 violin, approx. 1950, Laberte
  • Modern violin of quality, handmade 1980/1990
  • Interesting old Italian violin, mid 20th century
  • Mario Gadda: Italian violin, 1980, after Stefano Scarampella
  • Fine soloist violin by Nicolò Gagliano, 1762 (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • Good French viola bow, probably Morizot workshop
  • Fine violin of the Thir circle / school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED Josef Rieger, 1927: Old Mittenwald violin
  • Interesting old Master violin, approx. 1900 - violinist's recommendation!
  • Contemporary English violin, Elspeth Noble 1991 - Guarnerius model, Violinist's recommendation!