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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
  • Interesting Master violin, probably from Prague, Johann Georg Hellmer replica
  • Antique c.1920 French 1/2 sized violin
  • Powerful Mittenwald violin, J. Sailer
  • 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
  • Interesting antique Czech master violin. Probably Prague, 1880's
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • Old Italian violin, Stefano Caponetti (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, No. 4908
  • Fine French Georges Apparut violin, 1934
  • Georges Coné: French soloist violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937
  • Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • 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
  • 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