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  • Old and antique violins, master violins, violas, cellos and bows online

  • Discover Corilon violin's outstanding selection of premium old stringed instruments online – exclusive and unique old and antique violins, master violins, violas, cellos, children's violins, violin bows and cello bows, each one carefully and individually chosen because of its sound and quality. A portfolio of fine stringed instruments, all of which have been professionally set up and restored by the luthiers at our atelier for violin making and restoration in Munich.


  • Fine stringed instruments online presented with MP3 sound samples

  • Become thoroughly acquainted with your old violin, master violin, viola or cello before you make your purchase: our high-resolution photos, online MP3 audio clips and interesting historical background information serve as a personal introduction to each old stringed instrument. Corilon violins is proud of a broad online selection of old stringed instruments, a wide-ranging palette of true musical personalities, and we guarantee the quality and authenticity of every old stringed instrument offered in our catalogue.


  • 30 day return policy and guaranteed safe, worldwide delivery

  • Fine stringed instruments will be sent straight to your home, and we guarantee for safe and secure international shipping. For 30 days you can fully get to know your "new" instrument in your everyday musical environment – at home, in an ensemble and in the concert hall. If it does not meet your expectations, simply send it back.


  • Trade-in your old stringed instrument

  • Old violins, violas or cellos that no longer meet your growing musical abilities may be offered to us in trade for a better one. Corilon's old violin shop will consider a trade-in for instruments you purchased from us and other fine stringed instruments: old violins, master violins, cellos, violas and bows of considerable quality.


  • We offer a guarantee on every stringed instrument in our catalogue

  • Certificates and appraisals are an important cornerstone of the confidence you need before you purchase an old stringed instrument. This is why you can order a certificate of appraisal for every violin, viola, cello and bow we offer so you can have confirmation of important information about the provenance, age, structural details and current value of your old stringed instrument.


  • Violin shop repair services for old stringed instruments

  • Our specialist master atelier will also accept commissions for service repairs, bow rehair and adjustments for your old violin, viola or cello (national and international). Please contact us for a quote and instructions for sending in your instrument.


    New arrivals in our catalogue
    • TONALLY IMPROVED: Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
    • TONALLY IMPROVED: Contemporary Italian master violin, Virgilio Cremonini, 2012
    • Nicolò Gagliano, 1762: Fine Neapolitanian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare)
    • Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
    • Lothar Seifert, German master violin bow, silver
    • English master violin no. 50 by George Hudson
    • Old Czech violin full of character, made in the Italian style, c.1900
    • 3/4 - German student violin, Saxony, 1950ies
    • Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935
    • Old French violin, J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
    • Markneukirchen violin by Meinel & Herold, "Künstler-Violine Nr. 20", Guarnerius model
    • Interesting modern violin by Beare & Son, Beijing 1995
    • Albert Nürnberger: Powerful silver mounted violin bow
    • Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1760 (certificate Etienne Vatelot)
    • LEASE ONLY: Fine Italian master violin, Giuseppe Marconcini, Ferrara
    • LEASE ONLY: Italian violin, 19th century, Luigi Cardi, Verona (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Raffaele Calace, Italian Neapolitanian violin, 1916 (certificate Eric Blot)
    • Georg II Carl Klotz: fine c1780 Mittenwald violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Jean-Joseph Honoré Derazey: fine French master violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Magnificent French violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Fine violin of the Thir circle / school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Franco Albanelli, 1991: A fine contemporary Italian violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Interesting Southern Italian violin, early 20th century
    • Luigi Lanaro, Padova, modern Italian violin, 1975 (certificate Eric Blot)