corilon violins

About Corilon violins

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.

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Consignment sales

  • Online catalogue

  • Violin shop services

  • Bow rehair

  • Certificates and appraisals

  • Instrument lease


    Corilon violins • Lilienstrasse 2 • D-81669 München • Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)89-444 19 619 • Fax: +49 (0)89-444 19 620

    New arrivals in our catalogue
    • 1/2 - antique c.1920 French 1/2 sized violin
    • 19th century: Antique French Mirecourt violin, Pailliot, approx. 1820
    • French master violin No. 89, Paul Beuscher, "special cremone", 1937
    • Excellent French violin, Collin-Mézin (fils), 1947, "Le Victorieux", No. 120
    • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Old French violin with a soloist tone, atelier Georges Coné, Lyon 1928
    • Magnificent French solist violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • French violin No. 73, Chenantais & Le Lyonnais, Nantes, 1933
    • Fine 19th century Klingenthal master violin - warm, sweet, aged tone
    • H. Emile Blondelet workshop, old French violin, 1933  (Emile Blondelet)
    • Old, handmade Mittenwald orchestral violin, 1960's
    • Silver mounted Cello bow, Swiss Finkel workshop
    • French Ary cello bow, Mirecourt approx. 1980
    • French cello bow, Ary France - superior quality
    • Fine and powerful French violin bow, Marie Louis Piernot, Paris (certificate J. F. Raffin)
    • Fine French violin bow by Charles Nicolas Bazin (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Historically interesting French violin, by René Bazin, Lille 1936
    • Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
    • Franco Albanelli, 1991: A fine contemporary Italian violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
    • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
    • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
    • Fine French cello bow, Louis Gillet (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Fine 18th century Mittenwald violin, petite and elegant, approx. 1780
    • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Contemporary Italian master violin, Virgilio Cremonini, 2012