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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 string instrument 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 violin, viola or cello (national and international). Please contact us for a quote and instructions for sending in your instrument.


  • Extended trial period: 30 days after Christmas

  • We are extending the trial period for all xmas presents: try now for 30 days after Christmas.


    New arrivals in our catalogue
    • Franco Abanelli, Italian violin - Bologna, 1997
    • Outstanding Czech Violin by Mathias Heinicke, student of Eugeni Degani in Venice, 1911
    • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Fine viola by Ferdinand Kugler, Vienna, 1973
    • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Edwin Lothar Herrmann, silver mounted German viola bow
    • Lothar Seifert, strong silver mounted viola bow, c.1980
    • Lightweight violin bow by Otto Dürrschmidt, silver mounted
    • F. C. Pfretzschner, powerful, active violin bow - silver
    • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
    • German Violin by Ludwig Gläsel jr., Markneukirchen
    • Recommendable Italian violin, 1970's, probably Giudici - warm, golden sound
    • Old German violin, c.1900, with a warm, large sound
    • Outstanding German violin, Saxony approx. 1910
    • Ernst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen, fine 1922 violin - Guarnerius model
    • Powerful Mittenwald violin from the Mittenwald violin-making school, 1960's
    • Outstanding Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1910
    • WORKED OVER/ NEW SOUND SAMPLE: 3/4 - violin, elegant French "Copie de Stradivari"
    • Fine Viennese master violin by Franz Angerer, 1898
    • Old French violin bow, J.T.L. "Sarasate maitre" model
    • Fine German violin bow, Knopf workshop, approx. 1890
    • Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
    • STOLEN: Léon Victor Mougenot 1912, French violin,
    • Modern Italian violin, Luigi Agostinelli, 1953
    • Contemporary French violin, Alain Moinier, Mirecourt, 1992, No. 57
    • Modern French soloist viola, Jacques Camurat, Paris 1958