We have a wide variety of instruments available for sale in our showroom. Every instrument has been restored and set up to the best possible playing standard. We encourage you to come and try our instruments, and you can take items away on appraisal to ensure you find the right instrument for your playing style and aspirations.

Please note that bows and cases are NOT included with the instrument unless indicated.

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  • Cellos under $10,000

    Cellos under $10,000 (4)

    We have a wide variety of cellos available for sale in our showroom. Every cello has been restored and set up to the best possible playing standard. We encourage you to come and try our cellos, and you can take items away on appraisal to ensure you find the right cello for your playing style and aspirations. Please note that bows and cases are NOT included with the cello unless indicated.
  • Fine Cellos

    Fine Cellos (5)

    We have a wide variety of cellos available for sale in our showroom. Every cello has been restored and set up to the best possible playing standard. We encourage you to come and try our cellos, and you can take items away on appraisal to ensure you find the right cello for your playing style and aspirations. Please note that bows and cases are NOT included with the cello unless indicated.
  • Fine Violins

    Fine Violins (7)

    We have a wide variety of violins available for sale in our showroom. Every violin has been restored and set up to the best possible playing standard. We encourage you to come and try our instruments, and you can take items away on appraisal to ensure you find the right violin for your playing style and aspirations. Please note that bows and cases are NOT included with the violin unless indicated.
  • Small violins

    Small violins (3)

    We have a wide variety of violins available for sale in our showroom. Every violin has been restored and set up to the best possible playing standard. We encourage you to come and try our instruments, and you can take items away on appraisal to ensure you find the right violin for your playing style and aspirations. Please note that bows and cases are NOT included with the violin unless indicated.
  • Violas

    Violas (9)

    We have a wide variety of violas available for sale in our showroom. Every viiola has been restored and set up to the best possible playing standard. We encourage you to come and try our violas, and you can take items away on appraisal to ensure you find the right viola for your playing style and aspirations. Please note that bows and cases are NOT included with the viola unless indicated.
  • Violins under $10,000

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    We have a wide variety of violins available for sale in our showroom. Every violin has been restored and set up to the best possible playing standard. We encourage you to come and try our instruments, and you can take items away on appraisal to ensure you find the right violin for your playing style and aspirations. Please note that bows and cases are NOT included with the violin unless indicated.
  • S437 Gaetano Gadda, Mantua, Italy, 1940

    Gaetano Gadda, one of Italy’s most prolific and important twentieth century violin makers, was the the heir and only true pupil of Stefano Scarampella. In 1940 when this violin was made, Scarampella still exerted a huge influence on Gadda’s work, despite his death 15 years before. This can be seen in the full but elegant arching, the beautifully cut ‘f’ holes with their tapering wings, the roundness and warmth of the edges and corners, and the vigour of the scroll. The tone is brilliant and projecting, with a silvery sheen and a resonant richness on the E string. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Jacques Français.

    Start sale price: P.O.A.

    Measurements:
    Back length: 354.0mm
    UB: 165.5mm
    MB: 112.0mm
    LB: 205.0mm
    Stop length: 193.0mm

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    “Paganini” ¾ violin, China, with bow and case

    $ 995.00

    The Paganini C500 series violins are fully hand-carved, using well-seasoned maple and spruce. Ebony pegs and fingerboard, and our own professional-fitted bridge and soundpost, along with Thomastik Vision strings, a carbonfibre adjuster tailpiece, a quality Brazilwood bow and an attractive and strong half-moon case, make this responsive instrument an excellent choice for students in the lower grades. The Vision strings give this violin a silvery quality.

    Start sale price: $995.00

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    C458 Paganini Model C1000, China, early twenty first century

    $ 1,100.00

    Following on from our highly popular Paganini C500 violin outfits, we are delighted to offer the next step up, the C1000 series. This violin has all the advantages of the C500: hand-carved from well-seasoned tonewoods, with ebony pegs and fingerboards and our full professional set-up, including Violino strings and a carbon fibre adjuster tailpiece. The back is of handsomely-flamed maple, and the tone is smooth and resonant. A Brazilwood bow and an attractive and strong halfmoon case complete the outfit. The Paganini C1000, like the C500, represents excellent value for money.

    Start sale price: $1,100.00

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    S358 Labelled: “Jacobus Stainer”, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 1,950.00

    Unlike many “trade” copies of Jacob Stainer’s work, this violin avoids the excesses in arching height, and the plateau-like profiles we so commonly see. A narrow waist, small, fairly elegant ‘f’ holes and a rounded arching give this violin a clear, smooth, sweet tone which, being slightly on the small side, will encourage more reticent students to play into the string and explore the violin’s potential without being intimidated by too much volume or brightness.

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    S217, “Antonio Strings” ¼ size violin “ASLH” with case and “Gill” bow

    $ 1,975.00

    This attractive and well-made violin was made in the Chinese workshops of Ling Hua Zhen, winner of the 2004 and 2008 Violin Society of America competition. Ling Hua’s excellent understanding of violin making can be seen in both construction and wood selection. The varnish is an appealing golden brown colour. The violin is accompanied by a good case and a German “Gill” bow, and would suit a talented six to seven year old player.

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    C412 Conrad Götz  15 1/4″ viola model VI10, Bubenreuth, Germany, 1975, with bow and case

    $ 2,200.00

    Conrad Götz Jr. founded his manufacturing workshop in a small town near Markneukirchen in Saxony in 1884, initially making strings, pegs and rosin. The company prospered, and by WWII it had diversified into a wide range of musical instruments. Confiscation of the Götz property by the communist East German government after the war saw them relocate to Bubenreth, in West Germany, where this viola was made. After the reunification of Germany, their old premises near Markneukirchen were returned to them, where they now focus on bowed stringed instruments, bows, and their accessories. This small-sized viola has been fully re-set up in our workshops and fitted with Kaplan stings. Comes with bow and case.

    Start sale price: $2,200.00

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    S505 “Szigeti” AS069, Virtuoso Strings, China, 2009

    $ 2,400.00

    This handmade Chinese violin is typical of the better-quality student instruments being manufactured these days throughout China. Virtuoso Strings, who imported the S”zigeti” range, was founded by two professional string players, who were able to source instruments for optimum tone and value for money, and have them properly set up. More recently it has been through our own workshops to further improve its playability. The tone is smooth and warm across all strings, and the violin speaks easily.

    Start sale price: $2,400.00

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    C453 Labelled “Stradivarius”, Western Germany, mid-late twentieth century

    $ 2,500.00

    This nicely finished 16 ½ inch viola was made in or near Bubenreuth after the partition of Germany following WWII. It is typical of middle-grade instruments of that period, with a pleasant, spirit-based varnish, lightly flamed maple back, ribs, neck and head, and ebony fittings. Its broad proportions and full body length ensure plenty of depth and projection in the lower registersoverall the tone is clear, resonant and rounded. 

    Start sale price: $2,500.00 

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    S457 3/4 Hermann Dölling Jr, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 2,500.00

    This attractive three-quarter-size violin was made by the Hermann Dölling workshops in Markneukirchen, Germany, sometime between 1880 and 1923. The term “Französische”, on the label, reinforces the fact that the violin is modelled on the French Mirecourt style. The tone is very full and resonant for a fractional-sized instrument and will reward a young student advancing through the middle grades and beyond. The violin comes with a serviceable, lightweight, oblong case.

    Start sale price: $2,500.00

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    C482 Labelled “Nikolaus Amati”, Germany, early twentieth century

    $ 2,650.00

    Amati-copy violins are much less common than their Stradivari or Guarneri copy cousins, and provide a pleasing contrast in tonal colours, due to their higher, curved arching. This violin has the characteristic clarity and bell-like resonance of this style, along with a sense of power that many Amati models lack. A one-piece maple back has a wide, soft flame and prominent, ebony pins, which add to its visual attraction.

    Start sale price: $2,650.00

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    S378 Unlabelled, handmade, Chinese, early twenty first century

    $ 2,700.00

    Despite the absence of a label, this violin is readily identifiable as a fairly faithful copy of the “Paganini Il Cannone” violin of 1742 by Guarneri del Gesu, from the long, slender, Brescian-style ‘f’ holes to the chunky scroll with its tightly carved volutes. The varnish, though attractively antiqued, is more generic, with a warm, golden orange-red colour layer and wiped edges. The maple back is in one piece, with an appealing, narrow flame. The tone is even across all four strings, and clear and strong in higher positions as well as in lower registers.

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    S368 Violin labelled “Giovanni Paolo Maggini”, Czechoslovakia, mid-late twentieth century

    $ 2,750.00

    This is a very appealing-looking violin, with a slender waist and none of the beamy heaviness often associated with manufactured Maggini copies. The doubled purfling, extra turn of the scroll, elongated Brescian-style ‘f’ holes and long C bouts are all in keeping with this model. The attractive, one-piece back is enhanced by an amber-coloured varnish. The tone is clear, open and even.

     

    Start sale price: $2750.00

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    C461 Labelled “Imitation of Antonius Straduarius”, Dresden, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 2,850.00

    While Dresden is not normally identified as a major violin manufacturing centre, this example is very similar to instruments produced in Saxony during that period. It is nicely made, with an attractive golden brown or red-brown varnish over a yellow underlayer. The outline and model are in the “Stradivari” style, while the ‘f’ holes owe more to the Amati family. The tone is open and clear across all four strings, and speaks freely. The violin is accompanied by a covered, shaped case in reasonably good condition.

    Start sale price: $2,850.00

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    S321 Labelled “Michele Deconet… 2005” China, early twenty-first century

    $ 2,900.00

    This is a very attractive-looking violin, with a golden orange-brown, lightly-antiqued varnish that enhances the appearance of the wood below. Michele Deconet was an eighteenth century Venetian maker of French birth, whose output was prolific but quite variable in style. Some small attempts have been made here to imitate the detail of his work, most notably in the narrow, tapering lower wings of the ‘f’ holes, though the upper wings are decidedly Stradivarian. The tone is clear and resonant, and particularly pleasing on the D and A strings.

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    S491 “D. Soriot”, Mirecourt, France, early twentieth century

    $ 3,000.00

    Violas labelled “D. Soriot” were part of a superior range of instruments made in the Laberte workshops in Mirecourt from the late nineteenth century onwards. This is a relatively late example and probably dates from the 1920’s. The red-brown varnish typical of Mirecourt production is here shaded slightly to simulate handling wear, giving a more lively appearance than usual. The tone is resonant and even across all four strings, with a strong bass register, given the relatively small size of this viola. At just over 15 ½”, it will suit a younger player moving into their first serious instrument.

    Start sale price: $3,000.00

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    C483 “Violon Ecole Grandini – Copie de Joseph Guarnerius…” Jerome Thibouville-Lamy, Mirecourt, France, late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries

    $ 3,200.00

    This long-bodied violin, made in Mirecourt, France in the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries, is a blend of styles owing most influence, perhaps, to the work of Guarneri del Gesu, whose distinctive ‘f’ holes have been replicated here. “Grandini”, though Italian-sounding, is a name coined by the Jerome Thibouville-Lamy workshops, and used here to denote a more rounded arching and outline than one would expect from a standard del Gesu copy. The modelling helps to give this violin a clear, silvery tonal quality which combines surprisingly well with a strong, throaty lower register.

    Start sale price: $3,200.00

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