"A violin's age is not counted in years but in moments of bliss"
For many musicians, a violin is more than just a stringed instrument. Especially old violins with their mature, individual character are true companions in orchestra playing, chamber music and solo performance. Corilon violins online shop features 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.
Professional violins and bows for sale
Our qualified team of violin makers, academics and musicians presents a hand-selected collection of professional violins, fine Italian violins, French violin bows and rare instruments from other countries for sale; our carefully selected antique violins, old violas, and top-quality violin bows and other fine stringed instruments full of personality and character are competently are lovingly restored by a violin maker at our luthier workshop for violin making and restoration and made made ready to play.
The Corilon violin shop has a wide selection of violins for sale in a unprecedented width of qualities to suit all needs and budgets: from affordable beginner violins to old and antique violins of Germany, France and Italy up to rare historical masterpieces, you'll find everything you need to start or improve your music career:
- For beginners and students, inexpensive entry-level violins are a great sounding and affordable option. Our affordable violins are handmade, custom-selected by our team of academics, violin makers and musicians and reasonably priced yet of high sound quality to ensure you have a good playing experience.
- Various mid-priced violins are suitable for advanced players and amateurs and offer a more sophisticated, colorful sound. These violins are handmade in the traditional Western Europe countries and offer a stable and excellent value for money.
- Professional musicians or demanding amaterus should choose handmade master violins that offer superior sound options. These violins are naturally higher priced but have a stable investment value or a value that may increase over time.
- Rare violins are highly coveted for their exceptional sound quality and historical significance.These instruments are often one-of-a-kind, making them a valuable addition to any collection. Finding a rare violin for sale can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for musicians and collectors alike.
Buy good German violins, French and Italian violins at Corilon violins: with a return policy, a trade-in option and an optional certificate. Purchase violins with confidence at Corilon violins - we guarantee every violin in our catalogue. Follow the link to browse some of the violins we have sold; information on the care, cost, maintenance and history of your student or professional violin is available in our library.
Old violins and antique violins - do they sound better?
There is no law of nature that says that a new or old violin sounds better or worse on its own. The decisive factor for a good sounding violin is first and foremost the quality of the instrument and the technical construction, which is determined by many factors - from the material properties of the tone wood to the accuracy taken during processing of the violin.
However, it goes without saying that many old violins are characterized by a particular tonal quality, a mature tone, which is not found in this form in newer instruments. The artistic statements of historical violin makers, preserved in the sound of their antique violins, are a curious inspiration for musicians of our time.
A professional appraisal is helpful in determining the value and authenticity of an old violin. At Corilon, you can order a certificate of appraisal with each old, new or antique violin you are interested in. A Corilon certificate is dependable confirmation of the age, provenance, important structural details and current value of the violin you are planning to purchase.
German violins are renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. These instruments are highly sought after for their warm, rich sound and superior playability. Corilon's selection of German violins for sale are available in a variety of models and price ranges, making them a good choice for both professional musicians and collectors. Explore the refined tones and elegant craftsmanship of French violins, the robustness and reliability of German violins, and the rich, resonant sound and artistic beauty of Italian violins in Corilon's special online collections.
Information on violin price, tips on maintenance and information on the history of your stringed instrument is provided in our library. Read more on the history of the violin and take a look at our helpful information on signs of quality and value of an old violin