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corilon violins

Masters portraits

Profiles of the lives and works of great names in violin making.

Bazin’s grandchildren: bow making in turbulent times

Christoph Gotting: Excellence by tradition

Contemporary violin makers from China and Taiwan

Contemporary violin makers: the modern artisans

Couesnon: The third defining element in modern violin making in Mirecourt

Daniele Scolari and the second generation of the new art of violin-making in Cremona

Ernst Heinrich Roth: a rediscovered master

Eugène Nicolas Sartory: the modern classic of bow making

François Nicolas Voirin and the new French violin bow

H. R. Pfretzschner – a biographical sketch

Hopf: a dynasty of Vogtland violin makers

James Tubbs: the classic name in English bow making

Jan Špidlen: Art, innovation – and sport

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume: notes on his life and work

Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy – J.T.L.

John Dodd: a legend of oyster shells and silver spoons

Joseph Alfred Lamy père: a key figure in modern bow making

Joseph Hel: a master in the Vuillaume tradition

Ludwig Bausch: the "German Tourte"

Marcus Klimke: a highly decorated luthier

Matthias Klotz and pre-modern violin making in Mittenwald

Morizot père et frères: the short history of a great family of bow makers

Nicolas Lupot, the second great name in French violin making

Patrick Robin – a master of teaching and the craft

Pierre Hel: notes on his life and work

Samuel Zygmuntowicz: understanding Stradivarius in New York

Savoir-faire: The Chanot family of luthiers

Stephan von Baehr and the architecture of the violin

Stradivari's heirs: masters of contemporary violin making in Cremona

The brothers Gemunder - Pioneers in American violin making

The fathers Bazin: the great name of Mirecourt bow making

The Laberte family companies

The Ouchard dynasty of bow makers

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)