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  • Fine violins, old violins, antique violins and master violins of quality

  • Discover Corilon violin's premium selection of fine stringed instruments online – exclusive and unique old violins, antique violins, old master violins, fine 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 violins and fine stringed instruments, all of which have been set up, restored and approved by the professional violin makers at our atelier for violin making and restoration.


  • Buy fine stringed instruments online with audio sound samples

  • Become thoroughly acquainted with your old violin, antique violin, master violin, fine violin, viola or cello before you make your purchase: our 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 contemporary and old master violins and other fine stringed instruments, a wide-ranging palette of fine stringed instruments, and we guarantee the quality and authenticity of every old instrument offered in our catalogue.


  • Worldwide shipping a 30 day return policy

  • The old stringed instrument of choice 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" old violin in your everyday musical environment – at home, in an ensemble and in the concert hall. If it does not meet your expectations, return for a refund and simply send it back.


  • Trade-in your old violin, antique violin, viola or violin bow

  • Old violins, antique violins, master violins, violas or bows of quality 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 guarantee a 100% trade-in for instruments purchased from us and consider a trade-in of old violins, master violins, cellos, violas and bows of considerable quality purchased elsewhere.


  • Certificates and appraisals available for each instrument in our catalog

  • 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 old violin, antique violin, master violin, viola, cello and violin 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.


  • Corilon violins violin makers, old violin shop and violin repair services

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


    New arrivals in our catalogue
    • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
    • German viola by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958
    • Antique French violin. J.T.L. Mirecourt
    • 1/2 - Excellent Italian 1/2 violin by Carlo di Citta, 1999
    • 3/4 - Fabulous French 3/4 violin, J.T.L. "L'incomparable" made in 1894
    • 1/2 - Antique French 1/2 violin, J.T.L. Compagnon c.1880
    • 3/4 - Violin by E. L. Gütter. Markneukirchen, approx. 1920
    • Excellent 1960's Markneukirchen violin bow
    • Old German lightweight violin bow, soft stick - warm, mellow tone
    • German Violin bow. By Albert Thomä, Markneukirchen
    • Lightweight violin bow by C. A. Hoyer. Markneukirchen c.1940
    • Czech 7/8 violin. "Lady's violin", c.1940
    • French violin, Didelot by Laberte, Mirecourt, 1920's
    • Guillaume Maline: Rare violin, France, circa 1820
    • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
    • SALE: Richard Grünke: Fine contemporary violin bow
    • Fine German master bow, Hermann Prell school
    • Professional violin bow by Carl Albert Nürnberger (certificate Klaus Grünke)
    • Albert Nürnberger: Powerful silver mounted violin bow
    • Modern Italian violin of the Pollastri-school: Bruno Piastri, 1993
    • Old Italian violin, Officina Claudio Monteverde, Cremona 1921
    • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Contemporary Italian violin from the Otello Bignami school: Gianni Norcia, Bologna - concert master choice!
    • Modern violin for sale by Beare & Son. Beijing 1995
    • Justin Derazey, French violin dated approx. 1880