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About Corilon violins, Munich


Corilon violins is an 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.


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  • Online catalogue

  • Violin shop services

  • Bow rehair

  • Certificates and appraisals

  • Instrument lease


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    Corilon violins • Lilienstrasse 2 • D-81669 München • Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)89-444 19 619 • Fax: +49 (0)89-444 19 620
    mail@corilon.comwww.corilon.com


    New arrivals in our catalogue
    • Rare violin by Christoph Friedrich Hunger, Leipzig, 1776
    • Old German violin from Saxony, approx. 1920
    • Old Italian violin, Officina Claudio Monteverde, Cremona 1921
    • Couesnon, antique French Mirecourt violin, Mirecourt approx. 1910
    • Charles Claudot "Le Marquis de lair", antique French violin, approx. 1850
    • Antique Hopf violin of Klingenthal, approx. 1840
    • WORKED OVER; SOUND SAMPLE: 18th century Markneukirchen viola, c.1780
    • WORKED OVER; NEW SOUND SAMPLE: Fine contemporary master violin, Wolfgang Schiele, Munich
    • Modern Italian viola, Stefano Conia, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
    • WORKED OVER; NEW SOUND SAMPLE: French master violin No. 34 by Paul Hilaire, 1950
    • French "Rugginelli" violin, sold by Beare & Son, 1902
    • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
    • Franco Abanelli, Italian violin - Bologna, 1997
    • Excellent French violin, Collin-Mézin (fils), 1947, "Le Victorieux", No. 120
    • Charles Nicolas Bazin: fine silver mounted violin bow, c.1885, after Lupot - noble, classy tone
    • Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
    • Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1760 (certificate Etienne Vatelot)
    • TONALLY IMPROVED: Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935
    • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
    • Fine Markneukirchen viola, Johann Christian Voigt II, 18th century
    • Modern Mittenwald viola, Matthias Klotz 1982
    • Fine Italian viola by Marcello Martinenghi, 1949 (certificate Eric Blot)
    • 1/2 - antique 19th century French 1/2 violin, c.1870
    • WORKED OVER AND TONALLY IMPROVED: Ernst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen, fine 1922 violin - Guarnerius model