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  • Fine 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, 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 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, 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 master violins and other fine stringed instruments, a wide-ranging palette of fine stringed instruments, 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, Fine 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 fine violins and every other 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, 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
    • Interesting Master violin, probably from Prague, Johann Georg Hellmer replica
    • Antique c.1920 French 1/2 sized violin
    • Powerful Mittenwald violin, J. Sailer
    • Saxon violin after J. Stainer,  c.1920
    • Antique Czech/Bohemian violin, by Joseph Brandner Schönbach
    • Old German Violin. Stradivarius model by Hermann Dölling jr., ca. 1910
    • Attractive French violin by J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
    • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
    • Old Italian violin, Stefano Caponetti (certificate Christian Lijsen)
    • Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, No. 4908
    • Fine French Georges Apparut violin, 1934
    • Georges Coné: French soloist violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937
    • Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare)
    • Premium violin by Meinel & Herold, Markneukirchen - violinist's recommendation!
    • Attractive old Czech violin after Ruggeri. Made approx. 1920
    • German violin by Meinel & Herold, Klingenthal, c.1940
    • Silver mounted Alfred Knoll viola bow
    • Fine antique French 3/4 sized violin, noble sound
    • German 3/4 violin. A fine small instrument
    • Fine Viennese cello, approx. 1800 - 1820
    • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
    • H. Derazey workshop, large 19th century French violin
    • German silver mounted Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1940 - warm tone
    • German violin bow, c.1920