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

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

  • Old 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.





  • We offer a guarantee on every 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.


  • 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, old 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 violin from Saxony, after Antonio Stradivari, approx. 1880
    • Fine Swiss master violin by August Meinel, 1926
    • SALE: Antique German violin, 1920's, Markneukirchen
    • Interesting violin, probably Italian 1920's
    • Justin Derazey, French violin dated approx. 1880
    • Fine Mittenwald violin. After Aegidius Kloz, c.1800
    • SALE: German violin. Made in the 1950's
    • Fine French violin bow. Marie Louis Piernot, Paris (certificate J. F. Raffin)
    • Fine Italian violin. Milanese, Liuteria Italiana Luigi Mozzani, 1921
    • Antique German violin. Max Osterode, Stuttgart, 1915 No. 23
    • German Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1940 - warm tone
    • 1/4 - Rare French 1/4 violin, approx. 1850
    • Petite French viola: Joseph Nicolas fils, Mirecourt, 1849
    • Excellent old German violin bow. Sweet, fluid sound, 1950's
    • German Markneukirchen violin bow, silver, with a blank frog
    • 19th century violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1850
    • Albert Nürnberger: Powerful silver mounted violin bow
    • Fine cello bow. Joseph Alfred Lamy père, Paris, c.1895 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
    • Fine contemporary viola bow. Rudolf Neudörfer, Bubenreuth
    • Petite, late 18th century Italian violin, central Italy (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
    • H. R. Pfretzschner viola bow, a strong player, c. 1940
    • 18th century English violin, approx. 1760. Probably James Preston
    • Fine soloist violin by Nicolò Gagliano, 1762 (certificate J. & A. Beare) - financial investment
    • Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare) - financial investment