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Sell your cello or double bass to Corilon violins


What do I need to know about selling my cello or double bass? Information and practical tips on selling your instrument to Corilon violins.


Selling a cello or double bass is never a simple affair, if only due to the size of these instruments. A proper assessment of a cello’s or double bass’s musical qualities, its possible historic worth and whether it needs to be restored requires experience and expertise beyond the ken of most stringed instrument owners. No matter if it is a mysterious attic find, a family heirloom or a cello or double bass that one has played for years and wishes to replace with a higher-quality one: up until now, anyone wishing to sell one of these large instruments has had to turn to regional luthiers, few of whom are willing to purchase instruments.

Corilon violins now offers you a viable alternative: to complement our online catalogue of fine old stringed instruments, we seek interesting celli and double basses. Should you be interested in offering us a cello or double bass, simply send us a few photographs that show the entire instrument, ideally from all sides, as well as any important details such as damage. Based on the first impression from your photos, we may ask you to bring in r send us the instrument in for closer inspection. There is no need for you to have it repaired or replace missing parts like broken strings beforehand—our workshop would take care of such matters upon purchase.

See this page for more information about commission sales. We prefer that you send your photos by e-mail to: mail@corilon.com.

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Jean-Joseph Martin: Fine French violin bow, c.1880 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Antique Mittenwald violin, made in the 1920's
  • Antique French 3/4 violin with a strong tone - J.T.L.
  • Dark, warm, brilliant sound: Antique Markneukirchen violin after Stradivari, c.1910
  • Lightweight German violin bow. Knopf workshop, approx. 1890
  • Modern German master violin bow. By Roderich Paesold - excellent
  • Italian soloist violin. Luigi Mozzani, Rovereto 1930 (Franke certifikate)
  • Northern German master violin full of character, Franz Reber
  • French J. P. Gerard viola bow, 1980's
  • French J.T.L. violin, c.1920  "J. Kochly"
  • Older Mittenwald violin, 1960's
  • Antique French Breton violin. Mirecourt, approx. 1930
  • Excellent French violin. Collin-Mézin (fils), 1927, "Le Victorieux", No. 412
  • SALE Modern Italian violin, probably Mario Gadda, Mantova
  • SALE Eugène Nicolas Sartory: Fine French violin bow by E. Sartory Paris (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • René Morizot: Interesting French viola, 1932
  • Italian violin, Raffaele Calace e figlio 1929
  • Modern master violin, copy of Gaetano Chiocchi
  • Fine cello bow, Joseph Alfred Lamy père, Paris, c.1895 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Wolfgang Löffler's "e-Strings", Professional electric violin (silent violin)
  • C. A. Hoyer, German student violin bow
  • Fine German violin bow, Nürnberger school
  • Fine German cello bow by August Rau
  • Neuner & Hornsteiner violin, Mittenwald c.1900