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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
  • 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
  • Older Markneukirchen violin, 1950's
  • Fine French Georges Apparut violin, 1934
  • Georges Coné: French soloist violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937
  • Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • Excellent Markneukirchen master violin, approx. 1870
  • 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
  • Attractive English Cello, oil varnished, approx. 1950
  • 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
  • SALE Rare historic violin by Christoph Friedrich Hunger, Leipzig, 1776
  • SALE Italian violin, Naples, late 19th century - repaired by Paolo de Barbieri
  • Contemporary Italian master violin by Nicola Vendrame, Venice