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  • Fine violins and master violins online

  • Discover Corilon violin's outstanding selection of old stringed instruments online – fine violins, exclusive and unique 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.


  • Fine stringed instruments online, presented with MP3 sound samples

  • Become thoroughly acquainted with your fine violin, master violin, viola or cello before you make your purchase: our 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 master violins and other fine stringed instruments, a wide-ranging palette of fine stringed instruments, and we guarantee the quality and authenticity of every instrument offered in our catalogue.


  • 30 day return policy and guaranteed safe, worldwide delivery

  • Fine stringed instruments with optimum sounds 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" old instrument in your everyday musical environment – at home, in an ensemble and in the concert hall. If it does not meet your expectations, return and simply send it back.


  • Trade-in your fine stringed instrument

  • Fine violins, master violins, violas or bows of quality 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.





  • Certificates and guarantees on fine violins and every other 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 violin, master violin, viola, cello 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. Expert certificates by J.-F. Raffin, Eric Blot, Hieronymus Köstler and others are included in the price of most fine violins and bows at higher prices.


  • Violin shop and repair services at Corilon violins

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



    New arrivals in our catalogue
    • Antique 3/4 violin. French, approx. 1910
    • Antique violin. 19th century Saxony, approx. 1870 - violinist's recommendation!
    • German 3/4 violin bow by Adolf C. Schuster, Markneukirchen
    • Good quality 1920's Schuster & Co violin, Markneukirchen
    • Master violin by Wenzl Fuchs, Erlangen
    • Mirecourt - old French violin, c.1920
    • 3/4 violin from Markneukirchen, 1920's. Clear strong tone
    • Claude A. Thomassin, fine French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
    • Rare master violin by Leodegar Mayr, Bayerisch Gmain
    • Auguste Sébastien Philippe Bernardel (Bernardel Père): Fine violin No. 8, 1827 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler, Hamma & Co. Stuttgart)
    • Excellent French violin bow, circa 1910
    • Fabulous Louis Lowendall violin, Dresden, approx. 1880
    • Antique 19th century Bohemian violin
    • Pierre Joseph Hel: Fine French violin, Lille, 1901
    • French violin, S. M. "Imitation italienne", Mirecourt, 1920's
    • Contemporary Italian violin by Giovanni Lazzaro, Padua 1990
    • SALE Antique German 3/4 violin from Mittenwald, c.1870
    • Mittenwald violin. Johann Reiter / Erich Sandner
    • SALE Georges Coné: Fine French violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937 - violinist's recommendation!
    • SALE Fine viola by Ferdinand Kugler, Vienna, 1973
    • SALE Edwin Lothar Herrmann, Silver mounted German viola bow
    • Italian violin, Romedio Muncher, Cremona 1929
    • 19th century Mittenwald violin. Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1860
    • Charles Le Lyonnais, fine French atelier violin, Nantes 1939