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.
Cedar Music C Model
Beautiful violin for the advancing student. A solid instrument from the workshop of Cedar Music.
Nicolas Parola NP10
Tightly grained spruce top. Highly flamed maple back and sides. Finished with a spirit oil varnish.
Cedar Music D Model
Strong, refined tone with a tastefully shaded amber varnish. A great value from the Cedar Music workshop.
Samuel Shen SV100
Student level Stradivari model from Samuel Shen. Fully carved with a tasteful varnish.
$475 ($620 for outfit with bow and case)
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 an instrument, bow and case.
Violins $1,000 To $2,000
Beautiful French violin from the late 1800s/early 1900s. A Vuillaume copy. Fully restored and set up with new pegs, bridge, sound post and tailpiece.
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.
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).
Strad model, advancing student
Nice violin for an advancing student, with choice wood and a tastefully antiqued varnish. Brilliant sound from this new instrument.
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.
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.
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-20th century violin labeled Gagliano. Pristine condition with a robust, dark sound. Slightly smaller than standard (354 mm LOB).
Made in 1924 by Czech luthier Frantisek Duchon. Powerful sound and comfortable to play. Great condition. Comes with L.R. Baggs pick-up installed.
Violins $2,000 and up
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.
Nicely worn amber varnish with moderately flamed two-piece back and matching ribs. Bold, balanced tone. Dated 1919 on the label.
French Strad model
French Strad model from the 19th century. One-piece back with a rich brown varnish.
German instrument circa 1900. One-piece back with shaded golden-amber varnish. Refined, even tone. Labeled: "Andreas Kempter Lauten-und Geigenmacher in Dillingen, 1760."
Tommaso Balestrieri model from Shar Fine Instruments. Warm, bold tone. Nice instrument for an intermediate player.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.