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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.


  • Violin shop repair services for old stringed instruments

  • Our specialist master atelier will also accept commissions for service repairs, bow rehair and adjustments 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:
    • Fine master violin by Marcus Klimke, contemporary elite violin maker (certificate Markus Klimke)
    • Excellent French violin bow, Morizot Frères (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Fine Italian violin by Mario Gadda, approx. 1960 (certificate Mario Gadda)
    • Fine French master violin, Victor Aubry, Paris 1944
    • WORKED OVER AND TONALLY OPTIMIZED: Ernst Heinrich Roth, fine 1955 violin - Guarnerius model
    • Antique German Saxon violin with a bright, warm tone
    • Antique French 3/4 cello by J.T.L., approx. 1880
    • Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler
    • Fine French violin bow by E. Sartory (certificate J.F. Raffin)
    • Fine English violin bow by Frank Napier / W.E. Hill & Sons (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • Mario Gadda, Italian violin after Oreste Candi, 1984 (certificate Mario Gadda)
    • Mario Gadda workshop, Italian violin after Stefano Scarampella
    • Old, 1940's Saxon violin, Markneukirchen, bright warm tones
    • Powerful older silver-mounted violin bow, Germany, by Klaus Ringer
    • Modern violin made in the French style, probably Czech or Hungarian
    • Antique Markneukirchen violin, by Schuster & Co. approx. 1900/1910
    • Antique German violin from Saxony, approx. 1920
    • Old, silver mounted violin bow, after Lupot - noble, classy tone
    • Lothar Seifert, German master violin bow, silver
    • Good quality 1980's German viola bow, silver mounted - warm, large tone
    • Interesting English violin bow, stamped Dodd, 19th century
    • Antique 19th century Mittenwald violin, approx. 1870
    • 3/4 - German student violin, Bubenreuth, 1970ies
    • Rare German-English violin, Arnold Voigt, approx. 1890