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.

$985

German Strad model




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

$650

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

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

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.

$1,650

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).

$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

Nicolas Parola NP10




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

$799

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.

$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

French Strad model




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

$2,400

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."

$2,400

Balestrieri model




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

$3,000

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."

$3,800

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."

$3,900

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.

$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