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Sell your violin to Corilon violins


What do I need to know about selling my violin? Who buys violins?
Information and practical tips on selling your violin, viola or cello to Corilon violins


Selling a violin is never a simple affair: A proper assessment of a violin’s musical qualities, its possible value and whether it needs to be restored requires experience and expertise beyond the ken of most stringed instrument owners and small dealers. Moreover, few regional luthiers are willing to purchase instruments.

Many private owners and professional musicians have turned to Corilon violins as a serious and trustworthy partner when selling their violin, viola, cello or bow. Corilon violins offers years of experience in the trade, the competence of several luthiers who have specialized in setting up and restoring old instruments and a network of collaborating experts. We purchase old violins, violas, cellos and bows of quality that meet the standards of our diverse product range. As the owner of a valuable stringed instrument, you can also take advantage of our offer to sell your fine stringed instrument on consignment through our catalogue. Corilon violins has already helped the works of many esteemed master luthiers find their way to the right musician.

Should you be interested in selling a stringed instrument, simply send us a few clear digital photos by email that show the entire violin, body and scroll, from all sides. Include as well close-ups of any important details such as cracks, repairs and damage. There is no need for you to have it repaired or replace missing parts like broken strings beforehand—our workshop will take care of such matters upon purchase. Send your photos by e-mail to mail@corilon.com

Based on the first impression from your photos, we can in most cases make a reasonable purchase offer and ask you to send us your instrument. Since the price for a fine stringed instrument can only be conclusively determined by visual and physical inspection, we recommend that you start selling your violin by submitting photos to us. We hope you understand that we cannot make any statements without photographs, solely based on names and dates on labels or similar information.



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • H. Emile Blondelet, old French violin, No. 235, made 1924
  • French violin of Mirecourt, late 19th century
  • Antique French Mirecourt violin, c.1880 after J. B., Vuillaume - warm, sweet tone
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Johann Georg Schönfelder: fine Markneukirchen violin, c1790
  • Fine violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1962 (certificate E. H. Roth)
  • Rare German violin by Christoph Friedrich Hunger, Leipzig, 1776
  • Powerful 1930's Markneukirchen violin, Guarnerius model - birdseye maple
  • Rare "Ritter viola", viola alta, Markneukirchen, c.1910
  • Excellent sounding old Markneukirchen violin, approx. 1940
  • 3/4 - fine French 3/4 violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1880
  • 19th century French violin, approx. 1880
  • German student violin, approx. 1940
  • Master violin of unknown origin, c.1960/1970, Galimberti copy
  • Rare 5 string viola, masterpiece by Louis Dölling Jr., Markneukirchen, 1932
  • 3/4 - attractive old 1950's Markneukirchen 3/4 violin
  • Interesting violin op. 13 by Alajos Werner, Budapest, 1910
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1760 (certificate Etienne Vatelot)
  • Bubenreuth violin, Bernd Dimbarth No. 64
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1922: Markneukirchen, master violin after Guarnerius
  • 1/2 - French Mirecourt 1/2 sized violin
  • 1/2 - French 1/2 violin, approx. 1900
  • Giorgio Grisales, modern Italian violin, Cremona, 1993 (certificate Giorgio Grisales)
  • Old Italian violin, Officina Claudio Monteverde, Cremona 1921
  • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)