Search:
corilon violins

Search

Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.

Instruments
Provenance
Year
Tone

Archive

More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


Virtuoso Klingenthal viola, circa 1830 - top
Virtuoso Klingenthal viola, circa 1830 - top
Virtuoso Klingenthal viola, circa 1830 - top
- back
- back
- side
- side
- scroll
- scroll
Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.1 cm
Year: approx. 1830
Archive

Virtuoso Klingenthal viola, circa 1830

This outstanding Klingenthal viola made its way to us from the estate of a professional musician. With its perfect response on every string and its resonant, absolutely balanced sound, it ranks amongst the finest violas in our catalogue. At a small body length of 38.1 cm, it is very pleasant to play and offers potential for virtuoso interpretation in a manner that very few other violas can. Its musical qualities are further confirmation of the good reputation that early 19th-century Klingenthal stringed instruments enjoy amongst demanding musicians. Such instruments reflect the high standard of the Klingenthal guild at that time, where it was common not to indicate craftsmen by name on the label. This viola can be regarded as an example of premium artisanry, not least because of its narrowly flamed one-piece maple back and the lovely carving of the strong grafted scroll. We received this instrument in perfect condition, and our experienced luthiers set it up completely. It is now ready to play, and we give it the highest recommendation because of its precise, resonant and complex voice which fills the room with a sophisticated character and a great richness in timbre.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Attractive old Czech violin. Made approx. 1920
  • Antique Mittenwald violin by Georg Nebel, 1909
  • Antique French 1/2 violin, Breton model
  • Fine French 3/4 violin bow by Émile Ouchard Père (certificate by J.-F. Raffin)
  • Antique 3/4 violin. French, approx. 1910
  • SALE Excellent French violin bow, circa 1910
  • German 3/4 violin bow by Adolf C. Schuster, Markneukirchen
  • Contemporary master violin by Marc de Sterke
  • Georges Coné: Fine French violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937 - violinist's recommendation!
  • Fine cello bow - August Rau
  • Contemporary Italian master violin by Nicola Vendrame, Venice
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Fine master violin, 1940's - unknown master, probably American
  • 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)
  • 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