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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    C529 1/2 Sized “ASIO” violin outfit, China 2013

    $ 1,395.00

    This nicely made Chinese half-sized violin was made for Antonio Strings, and marketed under their own trade name.  The spirit-based varnish is an attractive, red-gold colour, and the violin has ebony fittings, a full professional set-up and ‘Pirastro” Violino strings.  The tone is clear and resonant, and the instrument comes with a Henrich Gill bow and a Bobelock shaped case.

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    C524 “Scott Cao” SCV35, 1/4 size, China

    $ 1,450.00

    International luthier Scott Cao has established workshops in China staffed by trained violin makers to produce his student-grade violins alongside his higher-priced handmade instruments. The SCV35 range features ebony pegs, fingerboards and chinrests, with this violin receiving further setting up work in our own workshop to maximise tone and ease of playing. Pirastro Violino strings enhance a surprisingly clear and remarkably resonant sound for such a small instrument. The violin comes with a good-quality bow and a lightweight, oblong case.

    Start sale price: $1,450.00

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    S522 1/2 size labelled “Stradivarius”, Germany, late nineteenth or early twentieth century

    $ 1,500.00

    Small violins that sound well are increasingly popular with young students who have already been studying violin for several years and made good progress. This example is based on an old Italian model but with strong characteristics of Saxon making from the Klingenthal/Markneukirchen workshops of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The violin is easy to play and makes a clear, resonant sound.

    Start sale price: $1,500.00

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    C500 3/4 “Scott Cao” model SCV35E, California, China

    $ 1,650.00

    The Scott Cao workshops are internationally recognised for producing very well-finished student instruments that sound clear and resonant. This model, SCV35E has ebony fittings, good-quality European strings, a strong bow and a nicely-finished oblong case. The violin has been professionally set up in our own workshops to achieve maximum playability.

    Start sale price: $1,650.00

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    S547 1/2 sized “Rudolf Doestsch – violin House of Weaver No 4992”, Germany, early-mid twentieth century

    $ 1,750.00

    In the early-mid twentieth century, the Rudolf Doestsch workshops which supplied customized instruments to several large US music shops were based in Germany, though these have now been relocated to Asia.  This half-sized violin is a good example of their earlier production, with well chosen wood, an attractive gold brown varnish, and clean workmanship in the style of Stradivari.  The tone is open and resonant across all four strings, and will suit a student in the middle to upper grades.  The violin is accompanied by a good quality “Dörfler” bow and an as-new 3/4 sized “Bobelock” shaped case.

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    S512 “Ezabel” 1/2, China/Belgium, 2019

    $ 2,000.00

    “Ezabel” violins are made in China for Roland Eeckelaard, a Belgian luthier based in Antwerp, who then sets them up and sells them under his own label. Some are made with Chinese wood, and some with European wood. This example uses a mix—European spruce and maple for the body, and Chinese maple for the neck and head. The tone is very good for a half-sized violin, with clarity and resonance on all four strings. It comes with an oblong case, and a reasonable Chinese bow.

    Start sale price: $2,000.00

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