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.
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.
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.
S402 “Ling Hua, ALSH”, ¾ violin made for Antonio Strings, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2008$ 2,000.00
Made in China, in the Ling Hua workshops, this cleanly finished violin has an attractive, golden red-brown varnish with rubbed edges in the modern German style. The tone is clear and bright and speaks easily. The violin is accompanied by a Bobelock, hard-shell, shaped case, a German-made Gill bow and a carbon-fibre bow, all in good condition.
Start sale price: $2,000.00
S317 1/2 violin Jürgen Klier, Mörendorf, Germany, early 21st century$ 2,700.00
The Klier family have been active as violin makers and manufacturers for several generations. The Jürgen Klier workshops are based in Mörendorf, an outlying town northwest of the major violin making centre of Bubenreuth. This half-sized violin has been well made, with a strongly scraped, attractively antiqued varnish. The tone is very good for a small instrument, with warmth, depth and clarity. The violin has been well set up and is very easy to play.
It comes with a sturdy, oblong case and a bow.
S226 “Mastri” 3/4 violin$ 3,500.00
“Mastri”, Markneukirchen, Germany 2010.
Mastri violins has produced a wide range of good quality student instruments since 2004, but its training and expertise are rooted in the violin making tradition of the Vogtland. This attractive small violin is varnished in the modern Markneukirchen style with a lightly antiqued, golden red-orange finish. The maple, one-piece back has a narrow, regular flame, and the violin is set up with good quality fittings and strings. The tone is surprisingly rich and resonant, fully justifying its price. The violin is accompanied by a modern case and good-quality pernambuco bow.