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3/4 violins | 1/2 violins

¾ violins and ½ violins for sale that motivate talented young musicians: Corilon violins will recommend the right violin for your child in 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 sizes. Encourage your child’s musical growth with a historic student violin

Corilon violins offers you antique German, French and Italian 1/2 violins and 3/4 violins for sale in a quality and quantity that are hard to find at the local violin maker. High-resolution photos and audio sound samples will help you make the right choice - just like with our "big" instruments. Quality antique 3/4 violins and 1/2 violins and other fine stringed instruments are competently and lovingly set up and restored for sale in our specialist workshop for violin making and restoration.

3/4 - German student violin, Saxony 1950ies - top

A robust old German 3/4 student violin. The bodylength is 33,7 cm. The violin was mad ...

Inventory No.: 2048
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 650.00 €

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3/4 - attractive 3/4-sized violin from Markneukirchen

This MarkneukirchenGerman 3/4 violin was made around 1920 and reflects the fine Saxon ...

Inventory No.: 1766
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 850.00 €

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SALE antique Mittenwald 3/4 violin

The well-played looks of this antique Mittenwald 3/4 violin speaks of a long musical  ...

Inventory No.: 4857
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.6 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 850.00 €

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Friedrich Herpel Herford violin Saxony ca. 1920 - top

This German 3/4 violin is an extraordinarily well preserved and beautiful instrument  ...

Inventory No.: 2360
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 850.00 €

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3/4 violin. Old, oil varnished German violin

This good quality 3/4 violin was built in Germany in the 1940ies. It features a beaut ...

Inventory No.: 2727
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.8 cm
Year: 1940 circa
Price: 850.00 €

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Old French 3/4 violin, Laberte-Humbert approx. 1920 - front view

One of the most successful brands produced by the Laberte-Humbert atelier in Mirecour ...

Inventory No.: 3398
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Laberte-Humbert
Length of back: 34.1 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 850.00 €

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old German 3/4 violin. Saxony, 1930's  - top view

This old German 3/4 violin is a tonally very attractive instrument - a product of Ger ...

Inventory No.: 3498
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.4 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 890.00 €

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3/4 - powerful old German 3/4 violin, prob. A. C. Glier - top

This very pretty, antique 3/4 violin from Germany with a bright, warm sound was made  ...

Inventory No.: 4317
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: prob. A. C. Glier
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.00 €

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3/4 - antique German 3/4  violin c1860 - top
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This beautiful antique 3/4 violin was made in the late 19th century in the Markneukir ...

Inventory No.: 3050
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 32.8 cm
Year: 1860 circa
Price: 950.00 €

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3/4 Markneukirchen violin

This beautiful instrument is a good German 3/4 sized violin made around 1950, it was  ...

Inventory No.: 4889
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.6 cm
Year: 1950 circa
Price: 950.00 €

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3/4 Mirecourt violin, French - top

Coming as a trade-in from a very happy young customer who upgraded to the next size,  ...

Inventory No.: 5205
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: J. T. L.
Length of back: 33.5 cm
Year: 1910 circa
Price: 950.00 €

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Copie de Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis - French violin, approx. 1920 - top

This French 3/4 violin was built in the 1920s in Mirecourt on a rare, individual mode ...

Inventory No.: 960
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 32.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 950.00 €

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Vogtland violin Markneukirchen-Klingenthal apprxo. 1860 - table

Many generations of young musicians have played on this antique 3/4 violin from the M ...

Inventory No.: 1966
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: approx. 1860
Price: 950.00 €

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French 3/4 violin, Mirecourt approx. 1900 - top view

This beautiful children's violin was built approx. 1900 in the French center of violi ...

Inventory No.: 2915
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.2 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.00 €

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German 3/4 violin from Saxony - front view

This perfectly preserved German 3/4 violin is an exceptionally beautiful instrument t ...

Inventory No.: 2115
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.2 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.00 €

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3/4 violin Mirecourt approx. 1930 - top view

This beautiful 3/4 violin comes from the successful Mirecourt lines, one of th models ...

Inventory No.: 3682
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: JTL or Laberte
Length of back: 33.1 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 950.00 €

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3/4 violin after Stradivari, Saxony ca. 1920 - top

This old 3/4-sized violin is a dark sounding instrument that was built approx. 1920 a ...

Inventory No.: 4637
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.6 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 950.00 €

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Old French 3/4 sized violin, after Stradivari  - top

This French 3/4 sized violin is a nice and delicate instrument with an elegant appear ...

Inventory No.: 3290
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably Laberte
Length of back: 33.4 cm
Year: 1940 ca.
Price: 950.00 €

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Old 3/4 violin from Mirecourt - top

This antique French 3/4 violin was handmade in Mirecourt, most likely in the J.T.L. w ...

Inventory No.: 5160
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably J.T.L.
Length of back: 33.5 cm
Year: 1910 circa
Price: 950.00 €

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1/2 French Mirecourt violin

This French 1/2 violin, a Breton model with a recommendable sound was made in the tra ...

Inventory No.: 3453
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably Laberte
Length of back: 33.0 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 990.00 €

3/4 French violin prob. Mangenot - table

This 3/4-sized violin is a very elegant instrument with an unmistakably French style; ...

Inventory No.: 5202
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably Laberte
Length of back: 33.6 cm
Year: 1910 circa
Price: 990.00 €

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3/4 violin, Hopf workshop Klingenthal, 19th century

This recommendable antique 3/4 violin is a rare 19th century instrument of its 3/4 si ...

Inventory No.: 3942
Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Hopf workshops
Length of back: 33.4 cm
Year: 1870 circa
Price: 990.00 €

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German 3/4 violin bow by Adolf C. Schuster, Markneukirchen

This 3/4-sized violin bow by Adolgf C. Schuster offers good opportunities to learn pr ...

Inventory No.: B886
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Adolf C. Schuster
Length of back: 53.1 g
Year: approx. 1960
Price: 990.00 €

3/4 French Mansuy violin

This attractiveantique French 3/4 violin was made in Mirecourt around 1930. The "Mans ...

Inventory No.: 4827
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.8 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 1,200.00 €

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French 3/4 violin Breton Mirecourt - top

The antique French 3/4 violin is an indeed beautiful "Breton" model violin of the lat ...

Inventory No.: 4714
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: JTL or Laberte
Length of back: 33.4 cm
Year: approx. 1890
Price: 1,200.00 €

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German 3/4 master violin, after Stradivari - top view

The powerful violin model of Antonio Stradivari is one of the great historical achiev ...

Inventory No.: 4864
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.6 cm
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 1,200.00 €

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very fine 3/4 violin from Mirecourt

This delicate and extremely elegant antique 3/4 violin was crafted in the early 20th  ...

Inventory No.: 2723
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.6 cm
Year: approx. 1910
Price: 1,200.00 €

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Every note leaves its mark, not on the surface but on the heart.


The children's violin has a dubious reputation, especially since the 3/4 violin and the 1/2 violin represent the screeching and squeaking of almost every young violinist's early years. Many parents and young players are not aware of the quality of old and antique 3/4 violins and 1/2 violins - a desirable alternative to a new factory small-sized instrument. Corilon violins online catalog presents 3/4 violins and 1/2 violins for sale, old and antique instruments of quality and with a trade guarantee, at reasonable prices. An old 3/4 violin will please both the player and the audience with a surprising better sound quality. What is more, children and youths will be inspired by the charm of a historical chiuldren's violin. Search our website for violins of a special size by typing e. g. "3/4 violin", "1/2 violin" into the search box.  German, French and Italian 3/4 violins and 1/2 violins for sale at Corilon violins: with 30 days returns, upgrade & trade guarantee, optional certificate, each violin professionally set up and approved by our qualified violin makers. Which of the small-sized violins for sale suits my child, do I need a 3/4 violin or a 1/2 violin? Take a look at our violin size chart. Some children's violins we have sold.

3/4 sized and 1/2 sized violins at Corilon violins

Corilon violins offers you antique 3/4 violins and 1/2 violins from Germany, France and Italy in qualities and quantities you are unlikely to find at your local luthier’s workshop. High-resolution photographs and audio clips can help you make your selection – just like they do for the “grown-up” instruments, each one thoroughly restored by the qualified experts at our workshop who bring each piece back into top condition and make them ready to play. What’s more, Corilon violins also provides helpful information with its violin size chart for children’s violins and our advice about selecting and purchasing a violin as well as a practical FAQ about children’s violins.

No need for squawking and screeching!


Many rental violins available in 3/4 and 1/2 sizes are actually cheap mass-produced instruments which are not much fun to play – even if luthiers set them up and did their best to bring the violin up to a useful standard. By contrast, a historic children’s violin from our collection is a high-quality and affordable alternative that can grow along with your child, thanks to our trade guarantee. When your child is ready for the next size and needs to switch from a 1/2 violin to a 3/4 size, we calculate 100% of the purchase price. This means that your initial investment remains intact, unlike standard instrument rentals. Your child will play a better instrument from the outset, and over time you can gradually upgrade from a ½-sized violin to a very good full-sized instrument.

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • SALE Contemporary Italian master violin by Nicola Vendrame, Venice
  • Probably Acoulon & Blondelet, old French violin, 1920's
  • Fine antique Mittenwald violin, approx. 1880
  • Interesting English violin no. 47 by Jeffery James Gilbert, 1886
  • SALE Fine Baroque violin in original condition - circa 1800
  • Powerful Markneukirchen violin, approx. 1940. Stradivarius model
  • SALE Violin by J.T.L., approx. 1900
  • Fine French soloist violin by Joseph Laurent Mast, 1823
  • SALE Modern Italian violin by Loris Lanini, 1927 (certificate by Machold)
  • SALE Fine Italian violin by Liuteria Luigi Mozzani, 1921, No. 47
  • SALE Master violin by Wenzl Fuchs, Erlangen
  • French violin bow by Charles Alfred Bazin (certificate by J.-F. Raffin)
  • Fine violin by Joseph Kantuscher. Mittenwald, 1973 op. 308
  • Fine Italian viola, Mario Bedocchi, 1922 (certificate by Eric Blot)
  • Italian violin, Romedio Muncher, Cremona 1929
  • Georges Coné: Fine French violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937
  • SALE German violin from Mittenwald, 1970'ies
  • Excellent English viola by John Mather, 1992
  • Paul Émile Miquel: fine French violin bow, c.1900 (certificate by J.-F. Raffin)
  • Interesting French cello bow by Nicolas Jacquot, c.1835 (certificate by J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE Antique violin. Made in Markneukirchen, modeled after Maggini
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, master violin model F6 (1997)
  • Attractive antique French 3/4 violin
  • 3/4 - old French 3/4 violin, probably Laberte