Violins under $10,000

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  • C374 Paganini 500 series, 4/4 violin, “Paganini” China, 2016

    $ 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.

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  • C375 Paganini 500 series, 4/4 violin, “Paganini” China, 2016

    $ 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.

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  • C369, C371 “Scott Cao” SCV 35E, China, 2014

    $ 1,350.00

    Scott Cao’s Guangzhou-made factory instruments are fully hand-carved under the supervision of Cao’s own students. The “35E” series has ebony pegs and fingerboard, nicely-flamed maple and a lightly-antiqued, honey-coloured varnish. The sound is clear and attractive, thanks to good workmanship, Pirastro “Violino” strings and our own professional set up. The violin comes with a carbon-fibre bow and a well-made half-moon case.

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  • C372 Unlabelled, Germany, early-mid twentieth century

    $ 1,650.00

    This cheerful-looking violin, with its rich red-brown and gold varnish, was made for the lower end of the violin student market, but has a surprisingly sweet, clear, charming sound in a price bracket where most European violins are often nasal or muted by an over-heavy construction. A clue, perhaps, lies in the small “Amati” style ‘f’ holes with their large, curved nicks, in keeping with the somewhat “Amatese” tone of this instrument.

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  • S270 Johannesburg 3/4 violin

    $ 1,750.00

    3/4 violin made for J. J. van de Geest & Son Johannesburg, mid 20th century.

    Attractively varnished in a mid-twentieth century German style, this violin probably originates from the Markneukirchen region. The back, ribs, neck and head are of nicely-chosen, well-flamed maple. The tone is surprisingly full for a small instrument, and would suit a more advanced young player.

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  • B960 Saxon, labelled “Jacobus Stainer” Germany late 19th or early 20th century

    $ 1,800.00

    While genuine Stainer violins have a higher arching than those of his contemporary Antonio Stradivari, later manufactured copies often have an exaggerated, step-wise modelling. This violin is typical of that genre. The varnish is a dark brown colour, and the sound is clear and speaks easily.

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  • C351 “Scott Cao” SCV 100E, Scarampella model, China, 2014

    $ 1,895.00

    Although technically a “factory”-made instrument, Scott Cao student violins are fully hand-carved and varnished, using well-selected, flamed European maple and European spruce. “Hill”-style ebony pegs, fingerboard and chinrest, Pirastro “Violino” strings and our own professional set up combine with excellent craftsmanship and an attractive antiqued finish to give middle-grade students a fine violin and excellent value for money.

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  • C364 Violin

    $ 2,100.00

    This violin is typical of many “Stainer” model instruments produced in Saxony at the turn of the twentieth century, with its high, squared arching, the modelling a rather strange exaggeration of the elegant Stainer style. The tone is clear, resonant and attractive, with a surprising amount of volume. The dark brown varnish imitates the oxidisation of earlier German varnishes which initially achieved a warm red-brown colour with the addition of iron filings during the varnish production.

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  • C334, Unlabelled “Amati” copy, Germany, late 19th or early 20th Century violin

    $ 2,350.00

    This otherwise straight-forward-looking violin has an appealing “birds-eye” maple back and ribs. The modelling and ‘f’ holes are in the style of the Amati family. The violin speaks easily and clearly, and would suit a student in the lower or middle grades.

     

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  • B978 German, labelled “Stradiuarius” late 19th or early 20th century

    $ 2,400.00

    This conventionally antiqued, German-manufactured violin has a sweet silvery sound and an even response over all four strings.

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  • Unlabelled “Stradivari” copy, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries

    $ 2,500.00

    For a relatively plain-looking violin, it has a surprisingly characterful and resonant sound, with evenness across all four strings, especially in the lower positions. There is some old varnish wear and tear, but no cracks or other structural damage and, like all our showroom instruments, it has a fully professional set up.

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  • S256 “Carlo Bergonzi” violin

    $ 2,500.00

    Labelled “Carlo Bergonzi”, Germany mid-late 19th century violin

    Although in very good structural condition, this violin is a fine example of how not to antique an instrument.

    22 scored lines in the belly, ribs and back masquerade as major cracks; a more venerable antiquity is faked by lines pretending to show a neck graft. Other abrasions look more like a rather free Arabic script than wear and tear. The tone belies the violin’s appearance- sweet, clear, resonant and easily produced.

    A charming instrument for anyone with a musical ear and a whimsical eye.

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  • C261 German trade, late 19th or early 20th century

    $ 2,700.00

    Although this violin has a commercial, spirit-based varnish, it has been made in the style of the 18th and 19th century hand copyists of Stainer and Amati, with a long, slightly narrow outline and a full, rounded arching which rises from the purfling. The sound is strongly influence by the modelling, with an unusual, deep but clear tone.

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  • S216 4/4 violin, “Stradivarius” copy, Germany, early 20th century

    $ 2,700.00

    This German-manufactured violin employs a rather severe interpretation of Stradivari’s modelling and outline. Nonetheless it has real sweetness and clarity of tone across all strings and would make a charming instrument for a middle grade student. The varnish is a translucent brown colour, shaded to simulate wear, and the back is of pleasantly-flamed maple.

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    S260 labelled “Antonius Stradivarius” 4/4 violin

    $ 2,700.00

    Labelled “Antonius Stradivarius” Germany, late 19th or early 20th century.

    This golden brown violin has been antiqued either creatively, with elaborate acid etching on most varnished surfaces. The modelling is broad and strong, belying the tone, which is quite sweet and clear.

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  • S262 violin, Labelled “Nicola Amati”, Mittenwald, Germany, mid-late 19th century

    $ 2,700.00

     

    This attractively-made German “Amati” copy violin has a warm red-brown varnish which has developed an appealing craquillure pattern. The maple back is in one piece, with a soft, sloping flame. The tone is clear and pleasant, with a similar quality over all four strings. The violin is accompanied by a half-moon,  Bobelock case and a student-quality bow.

     

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