|Otello BIGNAMI 1975||Made by Otello Bignami, Bologna, Italy in 1975 . Very fine professional violin with the tone that professional players want. Very fine condition. Original label. Includes our certificate.||$60,000|
|William Forster II
also known as
"Old Forster" London England c.1795
|This very fine old
violin bears an old Italian label, but was actually made in our opinion
around that time by the reputable and respected British maker, William
This maker was able to produce violins with medium arching that had a fine, dark, reddish Italian-style oil varnish on a golden ground, in the latter part of his career.
The f-holes were later masterfully adjusted to look Italian -- probably in the mid to late 1800's in London -- in order to supply the ever-increasing market for violins that looked and performed like old Italian instruments.
It has a very attractive and projecting full, rich, tone that remarkably has the character of a classical Italian violin!
|Mario GADDA 1985||Made by Mario Gadda 1985. Fine Italian maker. Enticing, clean sound. Very fine condition. Original label. Includes our certificate.||$30,000|
|George KLOZ 1771||Made about 1771 by
George Kloz as indicated on the label. Beautiful
sounding violin in very fine playing condition. Top grade tone wood
|Joseph KLOZ c. 1778||Made in Mittenwald,
A fine Joseph Kloz violin made c.1778 as indicated on the label. It has excellent sound. The top varnish has been touched up. Beautiful instrument in very fine condition.
Photos on request.
|Umberto LANARO 1970||Made by Umberto Lanaro 1970. Fine professional Italian violin. Big bright sound. Excellent condition. Signed on original label,and branded internally UL. Includes the maker's certificate.||$26,000|
|Luigi AGOSTINELLI 1959||Made by Luigi Agostinelli 1959 Milan, Italy. Fine Italian maker. Attractive, alluring sound. Original label. Includes our certificate. Signed and branded internally. Very fine condition.||$21,000|
|Made in Toronto in 1923 while he worked for R.S. Williams (Violin Company). A near mint condition genuine Auguste Delivet violin, with original label and brands. Excellent condition. The original certificate of Authenticity accompanies the violin.||$22,000|
|Auguste DELIVET 1921||Personally made by Auguste Delivet in Toronto in 1921 while he worked for R.S. Williams (Violin Company). This violin has been played for many years and is still in extremely fine condition, with the original label and brands.||$20,000|
|Mathias NEINER c. 1795||Made in Mittenwald,
c.1795. This violin by Mathias Neiner (who spelled his name Neuner after
1800) was made in Mittenwald about 1795 as indicated on the label. It was
used for 32 years by a concert master. It is in very fine condition.
Photos on request.
|Price on request|
|Made in Dublin, Ireland c.1780. Fine condition. Fine tonal qualities. Branded "Perry, Dublin" in his manner, on the upper back.||$20,000|
|George Heinl, 1948, Toronto. #CEG1012||Professional violin
made by George Heinl Stradivarius model. Very fine
|Very fine violin in excellent condition made by Vittorio Villa in Cremona in 1999. Well-flamed maple back, ribs and scroll. Antique shaded oil varnish. Certificate from the maker comes with the violin.|
|Laura VIGATO 2008 violin
|Excellent new professional violin by highly revered Italian maker from Brescia. Long time graduate of Cremona School of Violin Making. Includes the maker's certificate of authenticity. Superior tonal and playing qualities. Attractive wood and varnish. It is modelled after a violin from 1741 by Guarneri del Gesu. The body is standard length of 35.5 cm and has normal widths.|
|Johann Andreas KAMBL||Made about 1749 as indicated on its label. Tyrolean German violin. Brown. A warm sounding violin in good condition.||$10,000
|Made in France circa 1880, Justin Derazey and bearing his brand to the inside of the back above the label. This is a copy of "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis faciebat Anno 1714." Orange-brown varnish on a golden ground. Very fine condition. Powerful rich sound.||$15.000|
|1996 Cremona. Excellent violin with silky, smooth, very pleasant, concert quality, Cremonese sound. Italian spruce top. Well-flamed Italian maple back. Transparent red-brown varnish.|
|Made by Maurizio Catellani in Pieve Modolena (Reggio Emilia), Italy in 2003. He studied violin making with Arturo Virgoletti (who studied with Ferdinando Garimberti, Sesto Rocchi, and Francesco Bissolotti of the Cremona School of Violin Making). This is a Soloist violin with a maturing, gutsy warm sound by a fine Italian maker. It is in excellent condition, like new. It is based on a Stradivari violin from 1705. A certificate of Authenticity (with photos of the violin) from M. Catellani accompanies the violin, as well as a letter from Arturo Virgoletti confirming the authenticity of this violin.|
|In addition, we have several other old and new rare famous violins, not listed on the website here.|
|John Newton||Made in 1986.
Desboro, Ontario, Canada.
One of the finest and most beautiful professional violins made by this
maker. Antique red-brown on a golden ground, Stradivari model.
|Completely handmade in our shop in 2000 under the direction of Henry Riedstra, by Xiaodong Guan. Henry did the thicknessing and voicing of the top plate himself. Well-aged European wood. The ribs and body edges have a beautiful inlaid purfling design like that of Stradivari's decorated violins. Warm rich tone that carries very well and responds easily.||$10,000|
|Charles J.B COLLIN-MEZIN
|Made in 1950 #80. This violin is a "Select" edition, G.P.Maggini model in very fine condition. It has a big, full, resonant, concert-quality tone and would make a fine violin for a soloist.||$10,000|
|John Newton, 2010
|Fine violin by well-known maker John Newton of Canada. Made in 2010. Amber brown, slightly antiqued. Brilliant, projecting and pleasant tone. Fine quality flamed-maple back, sides and neck with fir top.|
|Josef Antonin CERMAK
|Made in 1934. One of Czech Republic's finest makers (1874-1946) and teacher of several other famous makers. Made by him in Kutna Hora, (Bohemia). Big, clear concert quality sound with wonderful depth and excellent projection. Very fine condition. Beautiful medium cherry red varnish and fine workmanship, very typical of this professional maker's personal work. A pleasure to play.||$7500
|Made in Toronto. Very fine violin. 1740's Guarneri del Gesu copy. Fine, warm and rich-sounding with good projection. Fully made by Molenaar, professional Dutch violin maker who had shops in The Hague, Paris and Amsterdam before emigrating to Canada in 1951. Excellent condition..||
#133 ON HOLD
|Made by Henry RIEDSTRA, Stratford, 1993. Nice wood. Good instrument.||$8500|
|Made by Lasdislav Prokop in 1907 in V. Chrudimi, Czechoslovakia. Fine professional Czech violin maker. Very fine full, rich, yet bright and clear sound that projects very well. Excellent condition.||$10000
|A warm-sounding Ch.J.B. Collin-Mezin violin, made in Mirecourt, France. It is in fine playing condition.||$7500
|The 57th violin made by Nicolas Legault Cavallaro, while living in Quebec, 2009. Cavallaro is a fine professional luthier who also works in Italy and Columbia. Dark warm-brown varnish. Attractive, full and rich-sounding instrument, but still with the necessary brightness and excellent power as found in a fine solo instrument. New condition. Photos on request.||$8500|
|Made in Cincinnati, USA, 1899. Fine violin numbered 2180. Red-brown varnish. Made for the Wurlitzer violin company.||$6000|
|Old German (has Beare & Son Certificate). Very fine, big sound. In our opinion, this violin was made by Markus Guggemos of Fussen (Germany) about 1780.||$7500|
|Quentin BOUVRON, Luthier||Made by Quentin Bouvron (graduate from Newark Violin Making School, 2006), in our shop in Kitchener, Ontario 2008. Large full tone.||$4500|
|1958 Erlangen, Germany violin. Well-known for excellent sound. Really fine warm, rich sound. Projects well. Originally distributed by B&J New York whose label it also bears. Model 90/50.|
|Friedrich August GLASS
|(Jacobus Stainer 1676 model) -- made about 1850. Very Fine sound. Top repaired with soundpost patch. Excellent wood. Back button repaired.||$5000|
|Paul FEDERER #97
|Made in 1993. Fine shaded orange varnish. Two-piece flamed maple back, sides and neck. Fine warm sound.||$4500|
|Clifton H. BUTTEN
|Very fine violin by American maker C.H. Butten of Hampton Virginia. Amazingly marvelous, high quality, full, rich, sweet tone. Excellent condition. Medium-dark golden varnish. Has new pegs, strings and bridge.||$4500|
|Carl Gottlob SCHUSTER
|June 1907, Markneukirchen. Very fine professional German maker. Beautiful slab-cut curly maple back with matching sides. Regular 1/4-cut curly maple neck and scroll. Fine old spruce top.||$4500|
|The Carrodus #218
|French violin from Mirecourt labelled "The Carrodus" made in 1889. It appears to be a Ch. J.B. Collin-Mezin. This French violin is named after the famous violinist, Carrodus. Nice medium dark, golden-brown varnish. Full, clear, powerful and pleasant sound. Nice one-piece flamed maple back. Very fine condition. Excellent violin.||$Inquire|
|Ed Dietrich 1998 #46||Good violin made by
Edward Dieteich of Lethbridge, Alberta.
Dark lower tones and pleasant upper strings. Good volume. Excellent condition.
|Carl Gustav GLASS & Sohne
|Made in Germany circa 1900. Finely Carved Head of PAGANINI for the scroll. Unique. Fine sound. Well made. Restored top.||$4000|
|Prof. F.J. KOCH 1922
|Violin workshop in Dresden, Germany. He received an award for sound in the Geneva Musical Instruments Exposition of 1927. Also branded "Koch" on the upper back. This violin sounds like an Amati from the 1600's - not a really big sound, but a very pleasant, rich, smooth older sound.||$4000|
|Paul FEDERER #96
|Made in Canada, 1993. Fine sounding violin made by the late Paul Federer of Waterloo, Ontario. Excellent condition. Maker's certificate accompanies violin.||$3500|
|Paul FEDERER #88
|Responsive and warm sounding violin by the late Paul Federer of Waterloo, Ontario. Maker's certificate accompanies violin.||$3500|
|Made in Canada 1977-2005. $3000-3400 each (your pick). Four of the nicest violins made by John Doerr over the last 35 years. His #1, #2, #6 and #7. John is also made fine guitars.||$3000 - $3400|
|Czech violin from the dealer "Lutz", Schonbach. Good sounding old Czech violin.||$3000|
|Joseph Holpuch 2011
Model JH60 #2372
|Guarnerius model with highly figured maple and finest spruce. Richly shaded chesnut brown finish. Properly thicknessed for excellent sound and response.|
Stradivarius 1717 copy
|Made in the Markneukirchen area of Germany about 1930, this is a very good- sounding old violin in very good condition. The attractive-looking varnish is medium-dark brown on a golden ground, and is somewhat antiqued..||$2800|
|Joseph Holpuch 2011
Model JH50-66 #2371
|Guarnerius model, well-flamed elegantly carved and thicknessed maple with carved select spruce top. Rich golden-brown hand-varnished. This is an excellent instrument.|
|Arvid Steinke 1999||Nice violin made by
Arvid Steinke of Germany in 1999. Golden varnish.
Well-flamed 2-piece maple back with matching ribs and scroll. High grade
spruce top. Good projection of sound with medium brilliance. Well-balanced, rich tone.
|Made in France, c.1890. Fine French violin copy of Stradivarius dated 1690. Branded "AS" in a circle on the upper back below the back button. Neck and scroll replaced at our shop in 2004. Fine condition.||$2500|
|Roderich Paesold||Made in Germany. New. Very fine violins with good tone, nice wood and good workmanship.||$2495|
|Forrest H. Craigh
|Five-string violin by Forrest H. Craig Texas, 1999. Good 5-string violin (converted from 4-string violin), made by Forrest H.Craig in Pasadena, Texas. 14_3/8 inch body length.||$1800|
|Made in Prague, 2007. Nice violin by Stamitz of Czech Republic. "Il Bemo, opus 27". Very fine condition.||$1300|
|Jay Haide||New plain varnished
(Jay Haide), and antique varnished - Jay Haide a
l'ancienne - violins. Very pleasant sounding and beautiful modern violins
in all sizes.
|Germany. 1991. Easy playing and good sounding, better quality student violin whose graduations have been adjusted by us for quick response and finer sound. Very good condition.|
|Copy of Stradivarius 1742 model, Made in Germany c.1900. Brown varnish. Kerbren's brand on upper back button. Fine violin, plays well with very good sound and condition. Medium-flamed curly maple back.||$1650|
|Regraduated by us. Pleasant, sound. Amber coloured varnish.||$1800|
|Copy of Giovani Paolo Maggini
Brescia c. 1929
|Made in Germany, double purfling, Nice dark red-brown on a golden ground. Good condition. Good sound.||$1800|
|Copy of Antonius
Made in Germany C, 1900
|Very Nice rich sounding and fine looking violin that plays easily. Fairly big tone. Red-brown varnish restored. Reglued lower back center seam. Branded "Conservatory Violin - Straduarius" on back of scroll.||$1950|
|Andreas Eastman model 405||An upper class advanced instrument with very fine projection and depth of sound..||$Inquire|
||Antonio Stradivari 1702 model. Made about 1920 in Germany. Light-brown varnish. Well-flamed curly maple 2-piece back.||$1450|
|Benvenuto Bruno||Made in Beijing. Excellent and beautiful brown shaded fine sounding violins of various grades of wood quality. Various models available.||$1395
|Euro - Gliga Gems 1||Student violins made by Gliga in Romania. Matt golden brown. Full tone.||$350 - $495|
|Made in Beijing. Nice quality wood and workmanship. Good baroque sound and setup. Includes case and bow.||$1100|
|Andreas Eastman model 405||Powerful, warm and clear sounding instrument with professional quality. Antique style oil varnish. Superior maple and spruce throughout. Very well liked. Professionally setup in our shop.||$1340|
|Andreas Eastman model 305||Powerful, warm and clear sounding instrument. Antique style varnish. . High grade flamed maple and select spruce top. "A definitive favourite." Professionally setup in our shop.||$1140|
|Albert NEBEL||New violin made in Germany. Dark red-brown varnish. Good tone. Well made.||$1340|
|Vasile Gliga Romania, Master violin SOLD||New Stradivari model professional master violin by Vasile Gliga. Medium dark brown oil varnish, ebony fittings, nicely-flamed Carpathian maple and spruce. With Certificate.|
|Vasile Gliga, Romania, Master Left-handed 2008||New left handed Guarneri model, professional master violin by Vasile Gliga of Romania. Oil varnish, two-piece back, well-flamed Carpathian maple and Carpathain spruce top. With Certificate.||$1575|
|New Stradivari model violin by Gliga in Romania. Antique brown oil varnish on golden ground. Two-piece back. Carpathian flamed maple and spruce. Full tone.|
|Giovanni BASINO||Professionally handmade in Beijing in the style taught at the Italian violin-making school in Cremona, Italy. Nice medium-dark transparent brown varnish. Very nice full and rich sounding violin. Easy, smooth response.||$695|
|Bohemia - Strunl
|Made in the Czech Republic about 1999 of good tone woods. Setup with Tonica strings.||$595|
|Bohemia - Strunl
|Good violin made in Czech Republic in 2001 of well-seasoned tone-woods.||$550|
|Ars Musica||Brand new, very good sound, made in Luby, Czech Republic, Model 26.||$625|
|Ars Musica||Brand new, fine wood and sound, made in Luby, Czech Republic, Model 28.||$725|
|Joseph Jan Dvorak||Brand new, made in Czech Republic, good student violin .||$685|
|Brand new, made in Czech Republic, good student violin .||$549|
|Andreas Eastman model 200 violin only||Very fine sounding, responsive and attractive violin. Available in small sizes too. NOTE: The smaller size violins have a lower price than the full size violins starting at $549. Note: If you need an outfit, the case and bow are separately priced depending on the ones you choose.||$549 - $749|
|Samuel Eastman model 100 violin only||This violin has an
excellent rich sound, is easy to play and has very fine projection. Seasoned
tone woods. Nicely flamed curly maple backs and sides. The golden brown
satin finish varnish is appealing.
[If you need the outfit, It comes with good wooden bow and excellent black covered and well-padded case. We have installed either Pirastro Violino, or Dominant professional strings. Fine black covered Protege Eastman Case with K. Holtz FG violin bow.
model 80 outfit
(fine sounding student model)
|Nice sound and
playability. Fine bow and attractive black covered case. Fine black covered
Protege Eastman Case with K. Holtz FG violin bow. Available in full size and
small sizes too.
We have installed professional strings.
*** (No internet price listing allowed by Eastman Co. on this model.)
|Joseph Guarneri del
Copy of 1700's Cremona, Itally.
|Newly made violins with bow and case. Nice curly maple and fine spruce. Antique varnish. Set up with Pirastro Chromcor strings.||$350 - $495|
|Antonio Stradivari -- copy of 1700's -- Cremona, Italy||Newly made violins with bow and case. Well-flamed maple and fine spruce. Shaded varnish. Set up with Pirastro Chromcor strings.||$350 - $495|
|Antonio ROSSI, black violin outfit Made in Beijing||Shiny Black varnish. Striking appearance. Good spruce top. Well flamed maple back. Good sound. With bow and covered case.||$395|
|Stentor Conservatoire||Violin outfit, very good wood, easy to play, fine octagonal wooden bow and oblong light-weight covered case with music pocket.||$595|
|Stentor Student II||Violin outfit with
fine bow and shaped Burgandy
covered case with music pocket.
|Stentor Student I||Violin outfit
with good wooden bow, blue covered
case with music pocket.
|Stentor Student||Violin outfit, with
good wooden bow, green covered case
with music pocket.
|Norman Sinom||New. Including bow and case. Fine sounding violins made for us in a good shop in Beijing. Brown or golden colour. Professionally set up including Thomastik Dominant strings in our shop.||$295|
|Note: all violin outfits come with professional Thomastik Dominant strings or better.|
....and more Violins
have many old copies of Antonio Stradivari, Guerneri del Gesu, Amati, Bergonzi,
Klotz, Gaspar da Salo and Maggini violins. We have upgraded (to modern
specifications), refurbished, corrected, repaired and restored all these old violins.
They are now in perfect playing condition. Many are now as good as well-made
violins from good makers. Prices range from $395 to $3500 depending on the quality
of the instruments.
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