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Small-sized and children's violins


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

Children's violins have a dubious reputation, especially since they represent the screeching and squeaking of almost every violin player's early years. Many parents and young players are not aware of the quality of old small-sized violins, a desirable alternative to a new factory instrument. Our online catalogue presents old and antique 3/4 violins, 1/2 violins and selected 1/4 violins for sale, professionally worked over by our violin makers, at fair and reasonable prices. Discover a surprising better sound quality with your old 3/4 violin that will please both the player and the audience. What is more, children and youths will be inspired by the charm of a historical German, French or Italian children's violin. Search our website for small sized instruments of a special size by typing e. g. "old 3/4 violin", "French 3/4 violin", or "antique 1/2 violin" into the search box.
View violin size chart. Corilon violins presents German, French and Italian 3/4 violins, 1/2 violins and 1/4 violins, each one restored by the qualified violin maker in our wokshop and ready to play.

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

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

Inventory No.: 2048
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 650.0 €

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3/4 - German violin after Amati, Boosey & Hawkes, approx. 1920 - top view

3/4 - German 3/4 violin by Boosey & Hawkes

Inventory No.: 1222
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Boosey & Hawkes label
Length of back: 33.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 750.0 €

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

3/4 - attractive 3/4 violin from Markneukirchen

Inventory No.: 1766
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 850.0 €

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Friedrich Herpel Herford violin Saxony ca. 1920 - top

3/4 - German 3/4 violin, for Friedrich Herpel

Inventory No.: 2360
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 850.0 €

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3/4 - oil varnished German 3/4 violin

Inventory No.: 2727
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.8 cm
Year: 1940 circa
Price: 850.0 €

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3/4 - sized violin, an elegant after Amati

Inventory No.: 1205
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.6 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 900.0 €

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

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

Inventory No.: 4317
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: prob. A. C. Glier
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.0 €

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3/4 - rare and beautiful French violin - top
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3/4 - warm and resonant sounding French 3/4 violin

Inventory No.: 4736
Provenance: France
Maker: prob. Laberte
Length of back: 33.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 950.0 €

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3/4 - antique German 3/4  violin c1860 - top

3/4 - antique 3/4 violin, Markneukirchen, approx 1860

Inventory No.: 3050
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 32.8 cm
Year: 1860 circa
Price: 950.0 €

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1/2 - French small-sized violin

1/2 - French Mirecourt 1/2 sized violin

Inventory No.: 1599
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 30.1 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.0 €

3/4 Markneukirchen violin

3/4 - attractive old 1950's Markneukirchen 3/4 violin

Inventory No.: 4889
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.6 cm
Year: 1920 circa
Price: 950.0 €

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Lovely 3/4 violin from Mirecourt - top

3/4 - excellent French 3/4 violin of Mirecourt

Inventory No.: 1094
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.3 cm
Year: 1900 circa
Price: 950.0 €

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

3/4 - violin, elegant French "Copie de Stradivari"

Inventory No.: 960
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 32.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 950.0 €

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Vogtland violin Markneukirchen-Klingenthal apprxo. 1860 - table

3/4 - antique 3/4 violin from the Vogtland region, approx. 1860

Inventory No.: 1966
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.7 cm
Year: approx. 1860
Price: 950.0 €

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

3/4 - sized French violin, approx. 1900

Inventory No.: 2915
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 33.2 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.0 €

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New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique Mittenwald violin, Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1900
  • 19th century Mittenwald violin, made approx. 1880
  • Old German violin. Made in Markneukirchen/Saxony, classical model, approx. 1920
  • Modern Italian violin of the Pollastri-school: Bruno Piastri, 1993
  • Old, c.1920 German violin from Markneukirchen - warm, bright sound
  • Antique, silver mounted viola bow. Fine German work, c.1910
  • Markneukirchen violin bow. Made approx. 1940, strong, warm, tone
  • Fine French violin No 283 by Gustave Villaume, Nancy 1931
  • Fine soloist violin by Nicolò Gagliano, 1762 (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • German violin from Mittenwald, Guarnerius model, 1930'ies
  • Fine violin bow. Silver mounted master violin bow, 1920's
  • French violin bow. Marc Laberte, silver mounted
  • Fine cello bow. Joseph Alfred Lamy père, Paris
  • Fine French 3/4 cello bow by Louis Bazin
  • Modern Italian viola, Stefano Conia, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
  • Master viola No. 19, Klaus Schlegel. Erlbach / Markneukirchen 1988
  • Contemporary Italian violin of the Otello Bignami school: Gianni Norcia, Bologna
  • Fine quality Markneukirchen violin bow. Knopf workshop, c.1880
  • Modern Italian violin. Giorgio Grisales, Cremona, 1993 (certificate Giorgio Grisales)
  • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth concert violin, Bubenreuth, 1965
  • SALE / Master violin from Bubenreuth. Violin maker Bernd Dimbarth No. 64
  • Modern violin by Beare & Son. Beijing 1995
  • German Violin by Braun & Hauser München. Approximately 1900