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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

Trade guarantee

Shipping costs

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
    • Roger Lotte: French viola bow, Mirecourt
    • 3/4 - old German 3/4 violin after Stradivarius, dark tone
    • 3/4 - Old German violin after Jacobus Stainer, clear strong tone
    • Outstanding antique French violin, approx. 1880, large, warm tone
    • Fine French Paris master violin, Georges Defat, No. 87, 1942
    • Excellent French violin bow, Mirecourt approx. 1920
    • TONALLY OPTIMIZED: Interesting Southern Italian violin, early 20th century
    • 3/4 - antique French 3/4 violin, probably by JTL
    • Old German violin bow Markneukirchen, Mathias Thomä
    • 3/4 - antique French 3/4 violin, Mansuy
    • Markneukirchen violin bow of the 1950ies, Bausch model, bright, fluid tone
    • TONALLY IMPROVED: Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935
    • 3/4 - warm and resonant sounding French 3/4 violin
    • Old French violin bow, J.T.L. "Sarasate maitre" model
    • Roger François Lotte, fine French violin bow (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Elegant Italian violin, Luigi Vistoli, Lugo 1943 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Elegant old Markneukirchen violin, 1940's, oil varnished
    • Contemporary Italian violin, Cremona, Renato Superti (certificate Stefano Conia)
    • Lightweight, softish violin bow, silver mounted, Germany
    • Fine French master violin, Daniel Moinel, Paris, 1960's
    • Probably English violin bow, silver mounted, Hill model
    • Markneukirchen violin bow, bright, clear sound, lightweight
    • Albert Nürnberger: Powerful silver mounted violin bow
    • Fine Italian viola by Marcello Martinenghi, 1949 (certificate Eric Blot)