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.

$985

Nicolas Parola NP10




Tightly grained spruce top. Highly flamed maple back and sides. Finished with a spirit oil varnish.

$799

Novizio




Student level violin from the Amber Strings workshop. Great price for a quality instrument that's been professionally set up.

$525

Samuel Shen SV100




Student level Stradivari model from Samuel Shen. Fully carved with a tasteful varnish.

$475 ($620 for outfit with bow and case)

Eastman VL105




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.

$1,250

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.

$1,000

Strad model




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).

SOLD

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.

$1,100

Reinhold Schmidt




A classic German Stradivari model from the E. Reinhold Schmidt workshop. Dated 1938.

$1,200

German Strad model




Early 20th Century German workshop Stradivari model with a dark tone. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.

$1,250

Josehpus Bosio




From the Amber Strings workshop. Great tone and big volume. Lightly antiqued with a warm amber varnish.

$1,275

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.

$1,375

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.

$1,800

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.

$1,095

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.

$1,716

Gagliano labeled violin




Mid-20th century violin labeled Gagliano. Pristine condition with a robust, dark sound. Slightly smaller than standard (354 mm LOB).

SOLD

Frantisek Duchon




Made in 1924 by Czech luthier Frantisek Duchon. Powerful sound and comfortable to play. Great condition. Comes with L.R. Baggs pick-up installed.

$1,600

Violins $2,000 and up

French Strad model




French Strad model from the 19th century. One-piece back with a rich brown varnish.

$2,400

Balestrieri model




Tommaso Balestrieri model from Shar Fine Instruments. Warm, bold tone. Nice instrument for an intermediate player.

$3,000

French violin




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."

SOLD

Guarneri model




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.

$4,000

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.

$9,250

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.

$3,600

Recently sold:
John Juzek, 1920
Leon Bernardel, 1919
Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1956