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Small-sized and children's violins: 3/4 violins, 1/2 violins and 1/4 violins

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, 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

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 sized French violin bow - frog
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3/4 - French Mirecourt 3/4 violin bow

Inventory No.: B814
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 52.8 g
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 450.0 €

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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1/8 violin, French, approx. 1900, Paul Beuscher - top view
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1/8 - sized French 1/8 violin, J.T.L. for Paul Beuscher

Inventory No.: 4476
Provenance: Paris
Maker: for Paul Beuscher
Length of back: 26.6 cm
Year: approx. 1950
Price: 850.0 €

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 violin from Saxony, circa 1930

3/4 - elegant Saxonian 3/4 violin

Inventory No.: 3845
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 34.4 cm
Year: approx. 1930
Price: 880.0 €

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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

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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New arrivals in our catalogue
  • WORKED OVER; NEW SOUND SAMPLE: French master violin No. 34 by Paul Hilaire, 1950
  • Old German 1940's violin from Markneukirchen
  • French "Rugginelli" violin, sold by Beare & Son, 1902
  • Historic French violin, Remy, Paris approx. 1840
  • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
  • Modern Italian viola, Stefano Conia, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
  • 1/2 - antique 19th century French 1/2 violin, c.1870
  • WORKED OVER AND TONALLY IMPROVED: Ernst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen, fine 1922 violin - Guarnerius model
  • Fine 18th century Mittenwald violin, petite and elegant, approx. 1780
  • Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, old Bubenreuth violin from 1955, certificate
  • English viola by Alan McDougall
  • 3/4 - old Mittenwald 3/4 violin: mature, clear sound
  • Fine French violin bow, for Paul Serdet
  • TONALLY OPTIMIZED: Interesting Southern Italian violin, early 20th century
  • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
  •  Contemporary Italian master violin by Nicola Vendrame, Venice
  • 3/4 - French 3/4 violin, JTL or Laberte
  • Magnificent French violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • French master violin bow, c.1880, Charles Nicolas Bazin (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Modern violin made in the French style, probably Czech or Hungarian
  • Fine German master violin bow by Franz Winkler, silver
  • French violin No. 73, Chenantais & Le Lyonnais, Nantes, 1933
  • 19th century: Antique French Mirecourt violin, Pailliot, approx. 1820