New and antique violins for sale
"A violin's age is not counted in years but in moments of bliss"
A violin is more than just a stringed instrument for many musicians. 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 handmade new violins, old violins and antique violins for sale that inspire the serious player with their delicate workmanship, selected wood and fine antique varnish. Beginners and advanced players alike appreciate older violins for their richness in tone and rare violins as a desirable alternative with a good investment value.
The Corilon online shop presents a hand-selected collection of quality violins for sale at an attractive price; these attractive full sized violins from Germany, Italy and France feature a wide range of different characteristics and date back to different periods. Carefully selected antique violins, Italian violins, fine violins, beautiful old violas, professional violins, and top-quality violin bows and other fine stringed instruments full of personality and character are competently are lovingly restored and set up by our competent violin makers and made ready to play. Purchase German, French and Italian violins at Corilon: exquisite string instruments, luthier-set up and approved, with a 30 days return policy, trade-in guarantee and an optional certificate.
Discover a wide range of violins online at Corilon, and view our special selections of small sized violins and valuable violins. You may search our website for details of violins for sale by a special maker, origin or sound by typing e. g. "Antique violin", "warm sound", or "Old violin" into the search box. We will be happy to suggest the best violin and suggest a suitable bow - email us for recommendations. Please also read Corilon violins' guide to the selection and quality features of a violin; and take advantage of our personal email advice on buying a violin.
A good violin is as individual as its player
From student violins to professional violins: every Corilon violin is unique! Corilon violins online shop for high-quality string instruments with its own workshops in Munich and Cremona offers a carefully curated selection of quality old and new violins, individually presented with elaborately recorded sound samples. This allows players of all playing levels to listen to each violin online before buying and to choose the right violin online. Professional musicians, demanding amateurs and talented students will find a wide selection of excellent violins in the Corilon catalogue, enabling them to realise their personal tonal ideas and playing technique wishes. Our range presents you with everything from inexpensive violin sets to inexpensive old violins for students, high-quality violins in the mid-price segment, professional violins, contemporary works, and certified investment pieces by historical masters - the right violin for every playing style and budget.
We guarantee every violin in our catalogue
Buying a violin online is a convenient and easy way to select the instrument of your choice from the comfort of your own home and try it out in your own familiar surroundings. Corilon violins' long-established online store for high-quality stringed instruments offers a carefully curated selection of quality old and new violins for players of all levels, each violin individually presented with lavishly recorded and professionally played audio sound samples. This allows players of all playing levels to listen to each violin online before buying and to choose the right violin online. Detailed instrument portraits with elaborately recorded audio sound samples help players choose the right violin online. Certificates and appraisals are crucial when buying stringed instruments, as they create confidence and provide the basis for appropriate insurance. Every customer can order a certificate of appraisal for their purchase from Corilon, which bindingly confirms information about the violin's origin, age, construction details and the current value. Purchase violins with confidence at Corilon - we guarantee every violin in our catalogue.
The highlights: old violins and antique violins
Old violins are valued for their rarity and historical value and have been played by various musicians. Handcrafted by violin makers and manufactures from renowned European schools in Germany, France and Italy, these violins have stood the test of time and resound with a warm, mature sound. As mostly high-quality handcrafted instruments, good violins are passed down from generation to generation. Antique violins usually exhibit a unique tonal quality and maturity in sound that has developed over time. It is common knowledge that an old violin usually sounds better than a new one - but old violins are usually no more expensive than new violins of the same craftsmanship quality, up to a certain price range.
New violin or old violin - which sounds better?
There is no law of nature that says a new or an old violin will sound better or worse by itself. The decisive factor for a good sounding violin is above all the quality of the instrument, which is determined by many factors - from the material properties of the tonewood to the care of the workmanship and the correct intonation of the violin. It goes without saying, however, that many old violins are characterized by a special sound quality, a mature tone, which cannot be found in this form in newer instruments. Moreover, the artistic statements of historical violin makers, preserved in the sound of their antique instruments, are an interesting inspiration for musicians of our time. In Corilon's sales catalog you can find new violins with surprisingly good sound already in the low price segment.
How much does a good violin cost?
There is no law of nature according to which new violins must be more expensive or cheaper than old violins. A newly made master violin certainly costs more than an old but simpler student violin, and conversely, fine violins made by a historical master can be more expensive than a new instrument of the same tonal quality. A good violin can be purchased from Corilon violins starting at 600 Euros. For an overview of the prices of old and new violins, see our article on violin price and cost.
"The longer an old violin is played, the more beautiful its sound grows"