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.


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).


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.


Strad model, advancing student

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


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-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.


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.


German violin

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


Balestrieri model

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


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."


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.