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Corilon violin shop


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.


Related information:

Returns and refund policy

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Consignment sales



  • 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
    • WORKED OVER; NEW SOUND SAMPLE: French master violin No. 34 by Paul Hilaire, 1950
    • Old German 1940's violin from Markneukirchen
    • French "Rugginelli" violin, sold by Beare & Son, 1902
    • Historic French violin, Remy, Paris approx. 1840
    • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
    • Modern Italian viola, Stefano Conia, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
    • 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
    • Fine 18th century Mittenwald violin, petite and elegant, approx. 1780
    • Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927
    • Ernst Heinrich Roth, old Bubenreuth violin from 1955, certificate
    • English viola by Alan McDougall
    • 3/4 - old Mittenwald 3/4 violin: mature, clear sound
    • Fine French violin bow, for Paul Serdet
    • TONALLY OPTIMIZED: Interesting Southern Italian violin, early 20th century
    • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
    •  Contemporary Italian master violin by Nicola Vendrame, Venice
    • 3/4 - French 3/4 violin, JTL or Laberte
    • Magnificent French violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • French master violin bow, c.1880, Charles Nicolas Bazin (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
    • Modern violin made in the French style, probably Czech or Hungarian
    • Fine German master violin bow by Franz Winkler, silver
    • French violin No. 73, Chenantais & Le Lyonnais, Nantes, 1933
    • 19th century: Antique French Mirecourt violin, Pailliot, approx. 1820