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  • Old and antique violins, master violins, violas, cellos and bows online

  • Discover Corilon violin's outstanding selection of premium old stringed instruments online – exclusive and unique old and antique violins, master violins, violas, cellos, children's violins, violin bows and cello bows, each one carefully and individually chosen because of its sound and quality. A portfolio of fine stringed instruments, all of which have been professionally set up and restored by the luthiers at our atelier for violin making and restoration in Munich.


  • Fine stringed instruments online presented with MP3 sound samples

  • Become thoroughly acquainted with your old violin, master violin, viola or cello before you make your purchase: our high-resolution photos, online MP3 audio clips and interesting historical background information serve as a personal introduction to each old stringed instrument. Corilon violins is proud of a broad online selection of old stringed instruments, a wide-ranging palette of true musical personalities, and we guarantee the quality and authenticity of every old stringed instrument offered in our catalogue.


  • 30 day return policy and guaranteed safe, worldwide delivery

  • Fine stringed instruments will be sent straight to your home, and we guarantee for safe and secure international shipping. For 30 days you can fully get to know your "new" instrument in your everyday musical environment – at home, in an ensemble and in the concert hall. If it does not meet your expectations, simply send it back.


  • Trade-in your old stringed instrument

  • Old violins, violas or cellos that no longer meet your growing musical abilities may be offered to us in trade for a better one. Corilon's old violin shop will consider a trade-in for instruments you purchased from us and other fine stringed instruments: old violins, master violins, cellos, violas and bows of considerable quality.


  • We offer a guarantee on every stringed instrument in our catalogue

  • Certificates and appraisals are an important cornerstone of the confidence you need before you purchase an old stringed instrument. This is why you can order a certificate of appraisal for every string instrument and bow we offer so you can have confirmation of important information about the provenance, age, structural details and current value of your old stringed instrument.


  • Tonal optimization and service repairs for old stringed instruments

  • Our specialist master atelier will also accept commissions for service repairs, bow rehair and tonal optimization for your violin, viola or cello (national and international). Please contact us for a quote and instructions for sending in your instrument.


    New arrivals in our catalogue:
    • Modern mid 20th century English viola, oil varnished
    • Jules Sirgent, Paris, fine antique French violin patterned after Guarneri
    • Eckart Richter, fine contemporary master violin from Markneukirchen, 1995
    • French master violin, Jean Striebig, 1945
    • Interesting master violin from Bohemia, approx. 1870
    • Old German volin, oil varnish, 1940/1950's
    • Strong, active viola bow - Germany, 1970's, W. Seifert
    • Silver mounted German viola bow, active and strong
    • Older, 1970's Bubenreuth violin in excellent condition
    • Michael Reindl, petite Mittenwald master violin, 1935
    • NEW SOUND SAMPLE / Historic master violin, late 18th century, Prague School
    • Fine and precisely reacting 1920's English violin bow
    • Antique German violin, 1920's, Markneukirchen
    • Fine H. R. Pfretzschner violin bow, silver mounted - masterpiece
    • Excellent and highly recommendable Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1920
    • German 1920's violin bow, Max Schäffner, Hamburg
    • Max König, Munich, rare violin dated 1907
    • LEASE ONLY: Contemporary Italian master violin by Nicola Vendrame
    • LEASE ONLY: Historical violin by Johann Georg Leeb, Preßburg, 1786
    • LEASE ONLY: Plinio Michetti, a fine old Italian violin, Torino
    • LEASE ONLY: Contemporary Cremonese master violin, Daniele Scolari
    • LEASE ONLY: Riccardo Bergonzi, contemporary Cremonese master violin
    • LEASE ONLY: Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1750
    • LEASE ONLY: Franco Albanelli, a fine contemporary Italian violin