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"A violin's age is not counted in years but in moments of bliss."

For many musicians, a violin is more than just an instrument. Especially old violins with their mature, individual character are true companions in orchestra playing, chamber music and solo performance. Corilon violin's online catalogue features old and antique German, French and Italian violins for sale that inspire the serious musician with their delicate tone and workmanship, selected woods and fine antique varnish. Advanced and professional players alike appreciate antique violins and master violins for their richness in tone, and as a desirable alternative with a stable and good investment value. Browse our old violin shop's online selection of premium quality antique violins, each one presented with an audio sound sample. Take a look at our special online selections of old children's violins. The "Bows" section features our attractive selection of various violin bows. Search our website for old violins for sale by a special maker or origin by typing e. g. "Italian violin", "French violin", or "German violin" into the search box. Buy old and antique violins with certificates online at Corilon violins, competently restored by Corilon violins qualified violin maker and made ready to play.

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Antique Markneukirchen violin, by Schuster & Co.- top

Antique violin, by Schuster & Co. Markneukirchen, 1927

Inventory No.: 4994
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Schuster & Co.
Length of back: 35.5 cm
Year: 1927
Price: 920.0 €

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Violin from Saxony, after Jacobus Stainer - top
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Saxon violin after J. Stainer, exceptionally attractive sound, c.1910

Inventory No.: 4877
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1910
Price: 990.0 €

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German violin for large-handed players. By Schuster & Co. Markneukirchen
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Antique German Saxon violin by Schuster & Co. Markneukirchen approx. 1910

Inventory No.: 5014
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Schuster & Co.
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: 1910 circa
Price: 1200.0 €

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German violin Meinel & Herold violin, Markneukirchen ca. 1920 - top
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Markneukirchen violin by Meinel & Herold, "Künstler-Violine Nr. 20", Guarnerius model

Inventory No.: 4978
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Meinel & Herold
Length of back: 35.5 cm
Year: 1930 circa
Price: 1350.0 €

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German violin after Guarneri, beautiful red oil varnish - spruce top.
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German violin after Guarneri. Markneukirchen, approx. 1940

Inventory No.: 5029
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx.1940
Price: 1350.0 €

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Modern Ernst Heinrich Roth violin, Bubenreuth, 1965 - spruce top

Ernst Heinrich Roth concert violin, Bubenreuth, 1965

Inventory No.: 4961
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 1965
Price: 1500.0 €

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Violin by Braun & Hauser München, approximately 1900

German Violin by Braun & Hauser München. Approximately 1900

Inventory No.: 4924
Provenance: München
Maker: Braun & Hauser
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 1850.0 €

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Lion head violin, Mittenwald 19th century

Mittenwald lion head violin, 19th century, circa 1850

Inventory No.: 4928
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: unknown
Length of back: 35.1 cm
Year: 1850 circa
Price: 2000.0 €

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Old J. T. L. violin, Mirecourt - top

Old French violin. J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy

Inventory No.: 4885
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: J.T.L.
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: 1900 circa
Price: 2000.0 €

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Old, c.1935 German violin from Markneukirchen - warm, bright sound
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Old, c.1920 German violin from Markneukirchen - warm, bright sound

Inventory No.: 5015
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: 1935 circa
Price: 2000.0 €

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SALE: violin by Beare & Son, Beijing 1995 - spruce top

Modern violin by Beare & Son. Beijing 1995

Inventory No.: 4946
Provenance: Beijing
Maker: Beare & Son
Length of back: 35.4
Year: 1995
Price: 2000.0 €

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Markneukirchen violin, C.G. Schuster., 1890 - top
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Markneukirchen violin, Carl Gottlob Schuster jr. c.1890

Inventory No.: 4979
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Carl Gottlob Schuster jr.
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1890 circa
Price: 2200.0 €

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Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader- top
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SALE: Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, c.1900

Inventory No.: 4937
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: J. A. Baader
Length of back: 36.2 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Price: 2300.0 €

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Master violin from Bubenreuth made by Bernd Dimbarth, violin maker. Spruce table

SALE / Master violin from Bubenreuth. Violin maker Bernd Dimbarth No. 64

Inventory No.: 3833
Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Bernd Dimbarth
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 2000
Price: 2300.0 €

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French violin from the workshop of Paul Didier in Metz, 1968: two piece table made of spruce covered with orange-brown spirit-oil varnish.
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French violin from the workshop of Paul Didier, Metz, 1968

Inventory No.: 5000
Provenance: Metz
Maker: Paul Didier
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1968
Price: 2500.0 €

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New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique Mittenwald violin. Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1900
  • Old, c.1920 German violin from Markneukirchen - warm, bright sound
  • Antique, silver mounted viola bow. Fine German work, c.1910
  • Markneukirchen violin bow. Made approx. 1940, strong, warm, tone
  • Fine French violin No 283 by Gustave Villaume, Nancy 1931
  • Fine soloist violin by Nicolò Gagliano, 1762 (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • French violin bow. Marc Laberte, silver mounted
  • Fine violin bow. Silver mounted master violin bow, 1920's
  • Fine cello bow. Joseph Alfred Lamy père, Paris
  • Fine French 3/4 cello bow by Louis Bazin
  • Master viola No. 19, Klaus Schlegel. Erlbach / Markneukirchen 1988
  • Modern Italian viola, Stefano Conia, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
  • Fine quality Markneukirchen violin bow. Knopf workshop, c.1880
  • Modern Italian violin. Giorgio Grisales, Cremona, 1993 (certificate Giorgio Grisales)
  • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth concert violin, Bubenreuth, 1965
  • SALE / Master violin from Bubenreuth. Violin maker Bernd Dimbarth No. 64
  • Modern violin by Beare & Son. Beijing 1995
  • Antique violin, by Schuster & Co. Markneukirchen, 1927
  • Markneukirchen violin, Carl Gottlob Schuster jr. c.1890
  • German Violin by Braun & Hauser München. Approximately 1900
  • Old French violin. J.T.L. - Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
  • Violin op. 13 by Alajos Werner, Budapest, 1910
  • H. Emile Blondelet: French violin No. 235