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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“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: $995.00
S324 3/4 violin “Stradivarius” copy, Czechoslovakia, early-mid-twentieth century$ 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.
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.
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.
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.