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

  • Discover Corilon violin's outstanding selection of premium fine stringed instruments online – exclusive and unique master violins, old and antique 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.


  • Fine stringed instruments online, presented with MP3 sound samples

  • Become thoroughly acquainted with your master 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 master violins and other fine stringed instruments, a wide-ranging palette of true musical personalities, and we guarantee the quality and authenticity of every 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" old instrument in your everyday musical environment – at home, in an ensemble and in the concert hall. If it does not meet your expectations, return and simply send it back.


  • Trade-in your fine stringed instrument

  • Old 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 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 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, master 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 and repair services at Corilon violins

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


    New arrivals in our catalogue
    • Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935
    • Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Old, warm sounding French violin, Mirecourt, 1920's
    • Antique German violin after Amati, approx. 1900
    • Giuseppe Lucci, fine Italian viola, Rome 1967 (certificate Eric Blot)
    • Mario Bedocchi, fine Italian viola (certificate by Eric Blot)
    • Fine Italian viola by Marcello Martinenghi, 1949 (certificate Eric Blot)
    • François Fent, a fine historic French viola of the late 18th century (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Aldo Zani, fine contemporary Italian viola
    • Stefano Conia, , Modern Italian viola, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
    • Fine Italian viola, Umberto Lanaro, Padova (certificate Robert Bein)
    • Fine viola, Mittenwald, approximately 1800
    • Baroque viola in original condition, Mittenwald, approx. 1800 (certificate Christian Lijsen)