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Information about the important venues in the history of violin making.

Corilon violins | violin makers and master violin makers in Munich

Cremona - the early Lombard history of violin making

Crossing borders: on the history of violin making in western Bohemia

International violin making competitions: Ente Triennale Cremona, Concours Etienne Vatelot, VSA competition, Mittenwald violin making competition and other contests

Klingenthal: the origin of violin making

Markneukirchen: violin making at the crossroads of craftsmanship and trade

Markneukirchen: violin making in “German Cremona”

Mirecourt - the spacious home of French violin making

Mittenwald: violin making “in the midst of the forest”

Noteworthy families of Markneukirchen violin makers

On the history of industrial factories in Mirecourt

Other families of Klingenthal violin makers

The bow makers of Markneukirchen: Knopf, Pfretzschner, Rau

The end of the great instrument-making companies in Mirecourt

The end of violin making in Klingenthal

The second phase: the more recent history of violin making in western Bohemia

Violin makers in Mittenwald: contemporary masters keeping their tradition alive with their vibrant craftsmanship.

Violin making in western Bohemia and the Vogtland region

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Old Markneukirchen violin, 1940's (Saxony)
  • Fine, petite Mittenwald viola by Anton Jais c.1790 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Contemporary Italian viola from Cremona by Piergiuseppe Esposti
  • SALE Eugène Nicolas Sartory: Fine French violin bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin) - investment
  • Fine French Georges Apparut violin, 1934
  • Antique Czech master violin. A fine copy of Johann Georg Thir, c.1900
  • Old Bohemian violin
  • French violin bow, c.1900, atelier Charles Nicolas Bazin
  • Powerful German violin bow by H.R. Pfretzschner, silver
  • Old French violin bow, J.T.L. for Pierre Hel
  • French violin by H. Emile Blondelet, No. C7, 1924
  • English violin by Jeffery J. Gilbert, 1906
  • Czech master violin by Carolus Joseph Dvorak, Prague 1940
  • SALE Victor Fétique. Fine French violin bow, approximately 1930 – round stick (certificate by J. F. Raffin)
  • Stefano Conia, modern Italian viola, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
  • 3/4 - 19th century Mittenwald 3/4 violin, approx. 1880
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED Cristiano Ferrazzi, Verona: Italian violin op. 120 - Violinist's recommendation!
  • H. Derazey workshop, fine 19th century French violin
  • Mittenwald master violin by Karl Sandner, 1968
  • French violin #316 by René Morizot (certificate by Rene Morizot)
  • Rare violin by Joseph Michael Gschiell, Pest, Hungary 1789
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Fine violin of the Thir circle / school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Fine French 3/4 violin bow, c.1920
  • Silver mounted violin bow. 1950's, Markneukirchen