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).

$1,950

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

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.

SOLD

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

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

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."

SOLD

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