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 (6)

    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 (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 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 (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.
  • Violas

    Violas (7)

    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

    Violins under $10,000 (22)

    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.
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    C432 “Paganini” C 500 violin, China

    $ 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 Pirastro “Violino” 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.

    Start sale price: $995.00

     

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    “Paganini” ¾ violin, China

    $ 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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    S324 3/4 violin “Stradivarius” copy, Czechoslovakia, early-mid-twentieth century

    $ 1,300.00

    Even though this instrument was made in the amalgamated Czechoslovakia, some time after World War One, this ¾ violin is made in the French “Mirecourt” Stradivari style, with an even red-brown varnish and crisply carved edges. The maple back has an attractive, quilted flame. The tone is clear and sweet.

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    S374 3/4 violin, labelled “Stradivarius”, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 1,500.00

    Well-selected wood gives this German three-quarter violin warmth and depth of tone as well as brightness. The maple back has a handsome flame, which is matched in the ribs. The violin comes with a Bobelock ¾ case in very good condition.

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    S269 1/2 violin, unlabelled, Germany, late 19th or early 20th century

    $ 1,600.00

    This skilfully-made, German, large 1/2 sized violin has a sound to match its elegant appearance – refined yet clear and bell-like across all four strings. The maple back has an attractive, narrow flame. The violin comes with a fairly new, lightweight case.

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    S446 Violin labelled “Roderick Paesold”, Model #802, Bubenreuth, West Germany, 1976

    $ 1,600.00

    Though Paesold’s founder, Roderick Paesold was originally a bow maker, the company broadened their activities in 1968 to include the manufacture of good-quality stringed instruments. Their Model #802 is a series designed to suit beginner and intermediate students, and features lightly flamed maple backs and ribs and an open-grained spruce belly, but with real purfling and ebony fittings. This instrument has been re-set up in our workshops and has a pleasant, even, open sound that speaks easily. The violin comes with a Korean case and bow.

    Start sale price: $1,600.00

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    S463 Unlabelled, handmade Chinese violin, early twenty first century

    $ 1,800.00

    This handmade Chinese violin is typical of the better-quality student instruments being produced in smaller workshops throughout China these days. The Chinese maple back is very attractively flamed, and the purfling and edge work is nearly and skilfully executed. Although the proportions are standard for a Guarneri model, the violin has an elegance about it which gives it a feminine air. The tone is even and without any hint of harshness.

     

    Start sale price: $1,800.00

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    C382 3/4 violin, unlabelled, French, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 1,850.00

    This ¾ violin, made in Mirecourt over a hundred years ago, combines an attractive varnishing style with a clear, characterful sound that is easy to produce. Fully set up in our professional workshops, it comes with a new Bobelock case and would suit a medium or advanced student for whom the standard Asian options don’t offer enough tonal colour.

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    S438 “Eberhard Meinel” violin, Markneukirchen, Germany, mid-late twentieth century.

    $ 1,900.00

    The creation of two separate Germanys, one under Communist rule, saw a major exodus of violin making workshops from the now-Eastern German town of Markneukirchen, a traditional centre for German lutherie. Not all workshops departed, however—that of Eberhard Meinel remained and produced many student grade instruments over the following decades. This example has been well-cared for and produces a warm, even tone. Nicely selected wood, ebony fittings and a full professional set up make this violin very suitable for a young player graduating to their first full-sized instrument.

    Start sale price: $1,900.00

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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

    $ 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.

    Start sale price: $2,200.00

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    S419 violin labelled “Joseph Kriner”, Germany, late nineteenth century

    $ 2,600.00

    The Kriners were a relatively large family of Mittenwald violin makers, several of whom were called Joseph. This violin, however, while sporting an elegant, Mittenwald-style label, owes very little to the Southern German violin making tradition, let alone the Klotz family, whom the Kriners were very much influenced by. This instrument, though broadly and strongly modelled, is not without visual charm. The tone is woody and characterful.

    Start sale price: 2,600.00

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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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    C414 Unlabelled violin, stamped “Pique Paris”, Germany, late nineteenth century

    $ 2,700.00

    This charming but curiously modelled violin has a silvery, sweet tone, which speaks easily and allows for dynamic subtlety. Despite the stamp “PIQUE PARIS” under the button on the back, neither the model nor the varnish bear any resemblance to the work of that maker. The flattish arching rises virtually from the purfling, the middle bout is very broad and the ‘f’ holes owe more to the “Amati” school than to any French Stradivari model, such as the one François Pique used.

    Start sale price: $2,700.00

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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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