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.


Frantisek Duchon

A nice player from Czech maker Frantisek Duchon. One-piece, widely flamed maple back with matching ribs. Good projection and even tone. Comes with installed L.R. Baggs pickup.


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.


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)

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.


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.


Stainer copy

Stainer copy in excellent condition with a robust tone. Beautifully flamed two-piece maple back. Ebony fittings.


Leon Bernadel

This instrument from French maker Leon Bernadel is a joy to play. Nicely worn amber varnish with moderately flamed two-piece back and matching ribs. Bold, balanced tone. Dated 1919 on the label.


German violin

German made 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.