Violins Less than $1,000
Good quality student model with dark varnish and moderately flamed maple back. Professional set up.
$475 ($620 for outfit with case and bow)
Samuel Shen SV100
Student level Stradivari model from Samuel Shen. Fully carved with a tasteful varnish.
$475 ($620 for outfit with bow and case)
Student level violin from the Amber Strings workshop. Great price for a quality instrument that's been professionally set up.
Andreas Eastman VL200
Great step-up student model from Eastman Strings. Handcrafted with well-seasoned, select tonewoods and an attractive and durable hand-applied varnish. Boxwood pegs and chinrest.
Nicolas Parola NP10
Tightly grained spruce top. Highly flamed maple back and sides. Finished with a blended spirit oil varnish.
Strong, clear tone and easy playability. Great instrument for the advancing student. Nicely flamed maple back.
Samuel Shen SV300
Fully carved Stradivari model with moderately figured maple back and spruce top. Red-brown shaded oil varnish. Boxwood fittings.
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
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.
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.
Seasoned dark tone with good projection and response. Excellent condition German instrument from the early 1900s. Labeled Sebastian Kloz.
A classic German Stradivari model from the E. Reinhold Schmidt workshop. Dated 1938.
German Strad model
Early 20th Century German workshop Stradivari model with a dark tone. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.
Samuel Shen SV800
Fully carved spruce top and heavily flamed two-piece maple back. Rich oil varnish. Ebony fittings.
From the Amber Strings workshop. Great tone and big volume. Lightly antiqued with a warm amber varnish.
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.
Nicolas Parola NP15N
Crafted with European tonewoods and featuring a nicely flamed maple back and tightly grained spruce top. Finished with a pure hand-rubbed Italian oil varnish in an antique style.
Rich, dark varnish and robust tone. Nice German instrument from the late 1800s. High arch. Labeled "Fried. Aug. Glass."
From the Czeck workshop of Frantisek Duchon. Date 1924. Powerful sound and comfortable to play. Great condition. Comes with L.R. Baggs pick-up installed.
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.
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.
Gagliano labeled violin
Mid-20th century violin labeled Gagliano. Pristine condition with a robust, dark sound. Slightly smaller than standard (354 mm LOB).
Lovely 19th century European workshop instrument currently undergoing restoration. Already sounds good but will sound better with a little TLC. Labeled "Joseph Dalaglio."
Violins $2,000 and up
French Strad model
French Strad model from the 19th century. One-piece back with a rich brown varnish.
Tommaso Balestrieri model from Shar Fine Instruments. Warm, bold tone. Nice instrument for an intermediate player.
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.
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.