Violins Less than $1,000
Samuel Shen SV300
Fully carved Stradivari model with moderately figured maple back and spruce top. Red-brown shaded oil varnish. Boxwood fittings.
Nicolas Parola NP10
Tightly grained spruce top. Highly flamed maple back and sides. Finished with a spirit oil varnish.
Student level violin from the Amber Strings workshop. Great price for a quality instrument that's been professionally set up.
Samuel Shen SV100
Student level Stradivari model from Samuel Shen. Fully carved with a tasteful varnish.
$475 ($620 for outfit with bow and case)
Good quality student model with dark varnish and moderately flamed maple back. Professional set up.
$475 ($620 for outfit with case and bow)
We also stock several other student-level violin outfits, ranging in price from $399 to $600 for instrument, bow and case.
Violins $1,000 To $2,000
Samuel Shen SV800
Fully carved spruce top and heavily flamed two-piece maple back. Rich oil varnish. Ebony fittings.
Carlo Moretti by Amber Strings
Tastefully antiqued Stradivari model. Upgraded violin with a strong, clear tone. Two-piece maple back with amber varnish. Great set-up.
Stradivari copy with a smooth, full tone. Easy playability. Likely from the early 20th century (repair tag indicates a 1928 repair by D.L. Whittle Music Company in Dallas, Texas).
Paolo Lorenzo 7/8th size
A beautiful 7/8th size violin from West Coast Strings. Seasoned spruce top and evenly flamed maple back with tasteful shading.
A classic German Stradivari model from the E. Reinhold Schmidt workshop. Dated 1938.
German Strad model
Early 20th Century German workshop Stradivari model with a dark tone. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.
From the Amber Strings workshop. Great tone and big volume. Lightly antiqued with a warm amber varnish.
Strad model, advancing student
Nice violin for an advancing student, with choice wood and a tastefully antiqued varnish. Brilliant sound from this new instrument from C.A. Music.
Albert Nebel by Eastman Strings
Eastman's Albert Nebel violins are crafted from aged European tonewoods and feature a hand-applied spirit varnish. Quality sound and playability for the advancing student at a modest price.
Nicolas Parola NP5
Hand-crafted from well-aged tone woods with exceptional attention to detail. Highly antiqued hand-rubbed oil varnish. Two-piece maple back with ebony fittings. Comfortable playability for an advancing student.
Jean-Pierre Lupot by Eastman Strings
Well-flamed maple back and a select spruce top. Elegantly antiqued multi-layer spirit varnish with deep red wine hues.
Gagliano labeled violin
Mid-20th century violin labeled Gagliano. Pristine condition with a robust, dark sound. Slightly smaller than standard (354 mm LOB).
Made in 1924 by Czech luthier Frantisek Duchon. Powerful sound and comfortable to play. Great condition. Comes with L.R. Baggs pick-up installed.
Violins $2,000 and up
French Strad model
French Strad model from the 19th century. One-piece back with a rich brown varnish.
Tommaso Balestrieri model from Shar Fine Instruments. Warm, bold tone. Nice instrument for an intermediate player.
Beautiful French violin from the late 19th century. Warm, powerful and focused. Excellent condition. Labeled: "Au Roi David, Thibout, Luthier de l'Academie, Royal de Musique, Rue Rameau, No. 8, a Paris."
Late 19th century Guarneri model with widely flamed two-piece maple back. Stamped "Conservatory Violin" on the back of the scroll. Clean, well-rounded sound.
French violin labeled Guersan
18th century French violin labeled Louis Guersan. Golden-brown varnish with a high arch and widely flamed one-piece maple back.
Gustav August Ficker
Guarneri copy made in Germany for William Lewis and Son. Dated 1956 on the label. Beautifully flamed two-piece maple back with matching ribs and neck. Tightly grained spruce top. Rich, luxurious tone. A joy to play.
John Juzek, 1920
Leon Bernardel, 1919
Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1956