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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 luthiers in our wokshop and ready to play.

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3/4 - German GEWA 3/4 violin - top
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3/4 - German GEWA 3/4 violin

Inventory No.: 4649
Provenance: Germany
Maker: GEWA
Length of back: 33.0 cm
Year: approx. 2010
Price: 350.0 €

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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New arrivals in our catalogue
  • 3/4 -Antique 3/4 violin from Mittenwald, c.1880
  • Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE: Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, c.1900
  • Bohemian student violin, c.1960/1970
  • 3/4 - warm and resonant sounding French 3/4 violin
  • SALE: Modern Italian violin, Piero Virdis, Pattada 2002 (certificate Piero Virdis)
  • SALE: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • Old German violin, circa 1910, with a warm, mellow sound
  • Magnificent French violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • TONALLY IMPROVED: Fine violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1962 (certificate E. H. Roth)
  • Fine quality viola by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958
  • 1/2 - Mittenwald violin, Sebastian Hornsteiner, 1970
  • 3/4 - small antique 3/4 sized Mittenwald violin, Eugen Gärtner stock
  • Fine 18th century violin, Klotz circle, approx. 1790 (certificate Hieronyms Köstler)
  • Christoph Götting, contemporary elite master violin
  • Giovanni Lazzaro, Padova 1990: Italian violin
  • Large French violin, "Nicolas Bertholini" by Laberte, Mirecourt
  • SALE: François Fent, a fine historic French viola of the late 18th century (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Cello bow by Franz Chalupetzky, c.1940
  • Swiss Finkel workshop, Silver mounted Cello bow
  • Ary France: Better quality French cello bow
  • SALE: French Cello bow by Ary France, Mirecourt approx. 1980
  • Silver mounted, Germany: Lightweight, softish violin bow
  • Silver mounted, after James Tubbs: English violin bow