Violins Less than $2,000

Samuel Shen SV300




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

$985

Cedar Music C-series




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

SOLD

Samuel Shen SV800




Fully carved spruce top and heavily flamed two-piece maple back. Rich oil varnish. Ebony fittings.

$1,290

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.

$1,250

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).

$1,950

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)

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

Strad model, advancing student




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

$1,375

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

$1,750

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

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.

$4,000

Leon Bernardel




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

SOLD

German violin




German instrument circa 1900 with illegible label. One-piece back with shaded golden-amber varnish. Refined, even tone.

$2,895

Balestrieri model




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

$3,000

Ernst Heinrich Roth




Desirable mid-century Strad copy from Ernst Heinrich Roth's workshop. Labeled: "Ernst Heinrich Roth, Bubenreuth - Erlangen 1956, Reproduction of, Antonius Stradivarius, Cremona 1700."

$3,800

Auguste Gustave Fischer




Guarneri copy made in 1956 for Williams Lewis and Son in Mittenwald, Germarny. Beatufilly flamed two-piece maple back with matching ribs and neck. Tightly grained spruce top. Rich, luxurious tone. A joy to play.

$3,600