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Violas

Violas and viola bows

The viola's austere and dark sound may be the main reason why this instrument is thought of as the violin's melancholy big sister. Playing an essential role in chamber and orchestral music, the solo repertoire for the viola is a predominantly modern phenomenon, the instrument's special qualities were overlooked for a very long time. Today violas can be widely heard in film scores, and important soloists such as Kim Kashkashian are exploring new spheres by bringing the viola into jazz and world music. Our online catalogue presents a selection of interesting old and antique violas and master violas with rich, resonant and warm sounds. The "violas" section also features our online selection of viola bows. Search our website for violas for sale of a special maker or origin by typing e. g. "German viola", "French viola" or "Italian viola" into the search box. Buy and try old violas, viola bows and master violas online at Corilon violins, each one selected for sound and condition, professionally restored by our qualified violin makers and offered ready to play.

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German W. E. Dörfler viola bow - frog

Older German W. E. Dörfler viola bow

Inventory No.: A76
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: W.E. Dörfler
Length of back: 70.6 g
Year: approx. 1990
Price: 390.0 €

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Silver mounted German viola bow, active and strong

Silver mounted German viola bow, active and strong

Inventory No.: B700
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 67.1 g
Year: approx. 1980
Price: 890.0 €

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Old German viola bow - W. Seifert

Strong, active viola bow - Germany, 1970's, W. Seifert

Inventory No.: B698
Provenance: Germany
Maker: Seifert
Length of back: 68.7 g
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 950.0 €

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1/2 - French small-sized viola

French Mirecourt 1/2 sized viola

Inventory No.: 1599
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 30.1 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 950.0 €

Old German viola, Markneukirchen, approx. 1960

Old German viola, Markneukirchen, approx. 1960

Inventory No.: 4316
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 39.0 cm
Year: approx. 1960
Price: 990.0 €

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Good antique Markneukirchen viola, approx. 1900 - table

Good antique Markneukirchen viola, approx. 1900

Inventory No.: A75
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 39.2 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 1350.0 €


Gotthard Schuster, modern master viola bow

Gotthard Schuster, modern master viola bow

Inventory No.: B694
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Gotthard Schuster
Length of back: 65.2 g
Year: approx. 1970
Price: 1400.0 €

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Markneukirchen viola, approx. 1900 - table

Good Markneukirchen viola, approx. 1900

Inventory No.: A72
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 40.8 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 1500.0 €

French 1/2 viola, approx. 1900 - table

Rare French 1/2 viola, approx. 1900

Inventory No.: 2908
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 31.3 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 1500.0 €


English viola by Alan McDougall - table

English viola by Alan McDougall

Inventory No.: 2740
Provenance: Middleham,Leyburn
Maker: Alan McDougall
Length of back: 41.5 cm
Year: 1986
Price: 1500.0 €

Fine Markneukirchen viola bow, silver mounted, for professionals

Fine Markneukirchen viola bow, silver mounted, for professionals

Inventory No.: B701
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 70.6 g
Year: approx. 1940
Price: 2200.0 €

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Robert Barth, Stuttgart: attractive viola - table

Robert Barth, Stuttgart: attractive viola

Inventory No.: 3611
Provenance: Stuttgart
Maker: Robert Barth
Length of back: 39.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Price: 2800.0 €



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