Violins Less than $2,000

Samuel Shen SV300

Fully carved Stradivari model with moderately figured maple back and spruce top. Red-brown shaded oil varnish. Boxwood fittings.


German Strad model

Mid-20th century Strad model from C.F. Schuster. Lovely two-piece maple back. Great price.


Cedar Music C-series

Stradivari model with flamed two-piece maple back and tightly grained spruce top. Golden-amber oil varnish. Ebony fittings.


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.


Strad model

Classic 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).


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.


Strad model, advancing student

Nice violin for an advancing student, with choice wood and a tastefully antiqued varnish. Brilliant sound from this new instrument.


Della Costa model

Timeless appeal, with a nicely aged look and sound. Believed to be from the 19th century and labeled as a copy in the style of Pietro Antonio Della Costa, an early Italian maker.


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).


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.


Nicolas Parola NP10

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


Samuel Shen SV100

Samuel Shen's student level Stradivari model. Fully carved with tasteful varnish. Great value.

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

Eastman VL105

Good quality student model with tasteful varnish and moderately flamed maple back. Professional set up. Available as an outfit with quality case and bow.

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

Violins $2,000 and up

John Juzek

Nice example of an original John Juzek made in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1920. Widely flamed one-piece maple back and golden brown varnish. Strong, mature tone.


Leon Bernardel

Nicely worn amber varnish with moderately flamed two-piece back and matching ribs. Bold, balanced tone. Dated 1919 on the label.


French Strad model

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


German violin

German instrument circa 1900. One-piece back with shaded golden-amber varnish. Refined, even tone. Labeled: "Andreas Kempter Lauten-und Geigenmacher in Dillingen, 1760."


Balestrieri model

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


Ernst Heinrich Roth

Mid-20th century Strad model from the Roth workshop. Labeled: "Ernst Heinrich Roth, Bubenreuth - Erlangen 1956, Reproduction of, Antonius Stradivarius, Cremona 1700."


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."


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. 350mm LOB.


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.