|Made by Otello BIGNAMI, Bologna, Italy 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.||$70,000 CDN
or $US equivalent
|Made by Vittorio Bellarosa c. 1930 Naples, Italy||Very fine
professional violin made in the style of Gagliano. Transparent red-brown. Excellent condition. Fantastic
sound. Presently available.
Bellarosa was one of the finest makers in Naples, Italy. His instruments follow the Ferdinand and Joseph Gagliano models, and especially their tone, more precisely than the other makers in Naples. He made this violin about 1930.
|$ Please inquire|
|Made by Mario GADDA,
Mantua, Italy 1985
|Made by Mario Gadda 1985. Fine Italian maker. Enticing, clean sound. Very fine condition. Original label. Includes our certificate.||$30,000 CDN
or $US equivalent
|Benjamin Banks late
|We are happy to have this fine-sounding violin by this sought-after and well-respected 18th century maker, Benjamin Banks, of England, for sale. The condition is very goods..||$ inquire|
|Made by Umberto LANARO, Mantua, Italy 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.||$29,500 CDN
or $US equivalent
|Professional violin maker from Reggio Emilia Italy (near Cremona). Born 1954. Pupil of Sesto Rocchi in S.Polo D'Enza, and with Ferdinando Garimberti, and Francesco Bissolotti of the Cremona School of Violin Making. He is skillful in producing fine-sounding instruments and won a bronze medal in the 1982 competition in Bagnacavallo. This is a truly excellent instrument in very fine condition.||$ Inquire|
|Made by Luigi AGOSTINELLI, Milan, Italy 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 CDN
or $US equivalent
|Made by Auguste DELIVET of
|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.||$18,000|
|Made by Auguste DELIVET of
|An attractive, red-brown, professional violin in excellent condition..||$18,000|
|George KLOZ school
c.1770 - 1800
|Made about 1770 - 1800 in the style of George Kloz of Mittenwald, Germany. Beautiful-sounding violin in very fine playing condition. High quality tone woods..||$14,500|
c.1770 - 1800
|A fine classical violin made about 1770-1800 in the style of Joseph Kloz of Mittenwald, Germany. It has excellent sound. The top varnish has been restored. Beautiful instrument in very fine condition. The scroll is a later German replacement that matches very well with the instrument. Photos available.|
|Attributed to William Forster II c.1795||Fine violin,
possibly British, c.1795.
Beautiful antiquated oil varnish -- Venice - style, reddish-brown on golden ground. Performance Violin with warm, rich sound.
|Attributed to Jan Kulik of Prague c. 1842||Fine Saxon - Czech
performance violin c.1842.
This fine-sounding violin was probably made by Jan Kulik in Prague c.1842. The scroll appears to have been made by his apprentice J.B Dvorak, who also became a well-known maker. It has a rather Italian-looking appearance and a big, warm, resonant sound. It was the favourite performance violin / fiddle of its previous player.
|Made by Auguste DELIVET 1921 of Paris France||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.||$18,000|
|Made by Mathias NEINER in Mittenwalt, Germay 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|
|George Heinl, 1948, Toronto. #CEG1012 Sold||Professional violin
made by George Heinl Stradivarius model. Very fine
|Made by Piergiuseppe
Piacenza / Cremona Italy, 2006
|Excellent condition. Very fine, mint condition (new) violin with concert quality, modern Cremonese sound. Italian spruce top. Well-flamed Italian maple back. Transparent red-brown varnish.|
|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 by Justin DERAZEY,
Mirecourt, France c. 1880
|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|
|In addition, we have several other old and new rare famous violins, not listed on the website here.|
Made by John Newton of Toronto, 1986
|One of the finest and most beautiful professional violins made by this
maker. Antique red-brown on a golden ground, Stradivari model.
|Made by Piergiuseppe
Bona Merse / Cremona Italy, 1998
|Excellent condition. Varnish has some wear from 19 years of usage by a active, now retired, violinist. Marvelous violin with concert quality, modern Cremonese sound. Italian spruce top and well-flamed Italian maple back. Transparent red-brown varnish.||$12,000
or $US equivalent
|Made by Xiaodong GUAN of
Stratford, ON 1999 (Worked at Riedstra's Violin Shop until 2003)
|Professionally-made, pleasant-sounding violin using attractive maple and spruce. Medium-dark orange varnish. Excellent condition. Was used by a fine player for several years.||$5,850|
|Maurizio Catellani Italy 2015||Made by Maurizio
Catellani in Pieve Modolena (Reggio Emilia), Italy in 2015. 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 fine violin with a maturing, gutsy warm sound by a
talented and experienced Italian maker. It is in excellent, new condition.
It is based on a Stradivari violin. A certificate of Authenticity (with
photos of the violin) from M. Catellani accompanies the violin (pending).
Beautiful new violin. Transparent orange-brown. Modern Italian sound.
|Made by Paolo Fanfani Cremona, Italy. 2016||Lovely modern Italian sound and appearance. Transparent red-brown.||$9,000
or $US equivalent
|Made by Charles J.B COLLIN-MEZIN
(III) and workshop1950
|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|
|Made by Josef Antonin CERMAK,
Kutna Hora, Czechoslovakia, 1934 #3928
|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.||
|Made by Pete MOLENAAR,
Toronto c. 1970
|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..||
|Made by Maurizio Catellani
|Fine sounding violin by a well-trained Italian maker in Reggio-Emilia Italy (near Cremona). Pupil of Arturo Virgoletti. Excellent condition.||$9000|
|Ernst Heinrich Roth. Bubenreuth, Erlangen, Germany 1989. #4/4-cks||The well-known German violin makers of the Roth family have been making amazing violins for over 100 years. This violin has the highest quality workmanship, sound and materials and is in very fine condition.||$5500|
|Made by Franz Antoni Stoss, c.1805 Fussen, Germany. #CDB617||A fine-sounding classical instrument in very good playing condition.||$8500|
|Made by Henry RIEDSTRA,
#133 ON HOLD
|Made by Henry RIEDSTRA, Stratford, 1993. Nice wood. Good instrument.||$8500|
|Carl Friedrich Pfretzschner, Markneukirchen, Germany c. 1790.||Very fine old German violin by Pfretzschner, but labelled C.F.Landolfi 1797.||$5500
|Made by Charles Buthod JTL France (pupil of J.B. Vuillaume) and his workshop||Fine light golden-brown violin. Very giod condition. Rich sound.||$8000
|Made by Charles J.B
Collin-Mezin (II) and his workshop 1926
|A warm-sounding Ch.J.B. Collin-Mezin violin, made in Mirecourt, France. It is in fine playing condition.||$7500
|Made by Arvid Steinke 1999||Very fine solo
violin made by Arvid Steinke of Germany in 1999. Golden varnish.
Beautifully-flamed 2-piece maple back with matching ribs and scroll.
High grade spruce top. Excellent projection of sound with very fine depth and richness on the lower strings and brilliance on the upper strings. Very well-balanced, impressive tone. Excellent condition.
|Made by Robert GLIER,
Cincinnati, USA 1899
|Made in Cincinnati, USA, 1899. Fine violin numbered 2180. Red-brown varnish. Made for the Wurlitzer violin company. Very high quality sound with very very fine projection.||$8500|
|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|
|4/4-cek818 "Klaus Heffler Model 705, 2011.||Well built violin from Germany. Nice wood. Big sound.||$6950
|Made by Albert Krell, 1857, Cinncinati, USA. No38. Our #2920||A wonderful-sounding violin for a good player. Very fine condition.||$6000
|Made by Ladislav PROKOP,
in V. Chrudimi, Czech 1907
|Made by Lasdislav Prokop in 1907 in V. Chrudimi, Czechoslovakia. Fine professional Czech violin maker. Very fine full, rich, yet bright and clear sound that projects very well. Excellent condition.||$Please
|Made by Kurt Gutter 1964
|High quality sound, worksmanship and materials, and excellent condition, make this an excellent choice for your violin.||$5500
|Made by Theodore Heberlein Jr. 1899. Markneukirchen, Germany. #4/4-2973.||Antique Shaded brown on golden ground. Balanced and clear sound. Very fine condition.||$4500
|Made by James MacCleave, Oxford N.S. 1983. #2975||Beautiful golden-yellow violin in excellent condition. Fine sound. James MacCleave is a well-known violin maker in Nova Scotia, Canada.||$6500
|4/4-3439 Good German violin c.1940, "Lyon and Healy, Chicago"||Branded on the upper back 'Lyon and Healy, Chicago'; also labeled inside. High quality violin, with very fine sound, in very fine condition.||$5600
|4/4-2602. Made by Wenzel Fuchs. Eldersdorf bei Erlangen. W. Germany. c.1955||Very well-made, good sounding violin in nice condition.||$5500
|Made by Paul FEDERER #121, Waterloo, ON anno. 1996||Made by Paul
Federer #132 Violin.
A light transparent yellow (blond) violin in perfect condition. Beautiful curly maple with narrow, horizontal flames for the back, sides and neck with a medium to narrow straight-grained spruce top. Pleasant tone. Excellent condition.
|Made by Paul FEDERER #CSY814, Waterloo, ON anno. 2000||Made by Paul
Federer #132 Violin.
Nice warm transparent orange-brown and pleasant-toned violin. This is the 132nd violin he made of a total of more than 150 instruments that he completed before passing on at the age of 86.Beautiful curly maple with narrow flames for the back sides and neck. Very straight, narrow-granined spruce top. He is a gold-medal winner at the Violin making competition in British Columbia, and made instruments professionally from 1978. The body has a standard length of 13 15/16". This violin is in perfect condition.
|Made by Friedrich August GLASS
and his workshop
|(Jacobus Stainer 1676 model) -- made about 1850. Very Fine sound. Top repaired with soundpost patch. Excellent wood. Back button repaired.||$5000|
|CH. J.B. Collin-Mezin
fils,1953, France. #CDK216
|Maggini model "modele exceptionelle" No 32. Fine performance violin. Very fine condition. On special..|
|4/4-2246. Made by "L. Lowendall" Berlin circa 1890||Copy of Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona Italy. Golden brown. Great sound and condition.||$4500|
|4/4-2683. Made by "Glas (Family) -Leipzig 1920" Germany||Fine German violin with original label. Great sound..||$4500|
|4/4-3715 copy of Gaspar Bertolotti Da Salo violin. French. C.1850||A fine-sounding, dark brown, good copy of the work of Gaspar Bertolotti Da Salo. Made in France in the mid-1800's. Very fine condition.||$4500|
|Schuster & Company
Germany 1924. #cajn18
||Fine violin made by Schuster & Company in Markneukirchen, Germany.||$4500|
|Made by Paul FEDERER,
Waterloo, ON, 1993 #97
|Made in 1993. Fine shaded orange varnish. Two-piece flamed maple back, sides and neck. Fine warm sound.||$4500|
|Ernst Heinrich Roth
Bubenreuth Germany 1956. Serial #1527
|This fine violin has it's original label and original brand inside the back. It is an Antonius Stradivarius 1722 model. Nice two-piece back with narrow horizontal flames. Varnish exhibits attractive wear pattern. Very fine condition.||$4250|
|Nicolaus Amati grand pattern violin, Germany c.1910-1925. #3964||A very fine sounding violin, of very good, fully-restored quality. Attractive 1-piece flamed maple back. Nice orange-brown. Made in Saxony, Germany with Czech influence.||$3950|
|4/4-3599 "Imperial Violin" Berlin (Germany) 1910, by the Louis Lowendal company||Fine looking violin with good tone.||$3850|
|Eastman 906||True professional sound with thrilling response. Completely individually made by an Eastman master luthier – top quality flamed maple and aged spruce, no detail is spared. Hand-finished in the old Italian style antique oil varnish. Fully setup in our shop. Available by special order. Arrives on two days.||$3500|
|Made by Joseph
Hugill. No.88, 1898, Toronto
Fine old transparent dark brown violin with good sound. Made by the old Master himself.
|Made by Ed
Dietrich, Lethbridge, Alberta. 1998. No 46
|A very dark sounding violin in fine condition.||$4000|
|Made by 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|
|4/4-3421 Early Canadian. "York Upper Canada" c.1800.||Very nice sounding violin in good condition.||$3800|
|Eastman 605||Outstanding quality and value. Top-quality flamed maple and aged spruce, highly detailed workmanship, and lightly antiqued hand-applied varnish shaded from dark orange-brown to a lighter yellow-brown. Excellent tone; rich and powerful with a pleasing complexity. Fully setup in our shop.||$2495|
|Made by J.B. Collin-Mezin Fils. France. 1926 #4/4-1609||This is a fine-sounding golden brown violin almost 100 years old. The previous owners have enjoyed playing this violin for many years. It has a professionally repaired top from the right side of the saddle to the soundpost, with an inlaid spruce soundpost patch.||$3500|
|4/4-2088. Vuillaume model. French.||A good French copy of a JB Vuillaume violin..||$3500|
|Made by Prof. F.J. KOCH,
Dresden, Germany, 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 - a very pleasant, rich, smooth older sound.||$3500|
|Hungarian violin labelled "Franzesco Ruggeri fecit Cremona 1675"||Fine-sounding violin in very fine condition. Medium-dark golden brown. Fine wood.||$3500|
|Made by E.R. Schmidt, Markneukirchen, Saxony. C.1895. #4/4-1608||Fine quality student violin. Golden-yellow.||$3500|
|Made by Torc Sorensen, Listowel, ON. #11. 2010||Responsive, clear sound with warmth. Good instument.||$3500|
|J.T. Lutz shop
|Czech violin from the shop of J. T. Lutz, Made in Schonbach. Good sounding old Czech violin c. 1920||$4500|
Stradivarius 1714" copy
"Conservatory Violin" Germany c.1900. #3963
|A fine quality violin with great sound. Attractive antiqued medium brown. Very fine condition. It was made in Markneukirchen Germany c.1900-1920. It bears its original label inside, and is Branded on back of the scroll, "Conservatory Violin."||$3250|
|Ubert Hofner made in Germany, 1991||A well-made violin. Nicely varnished in medium-dark red-brown. Well-flamed maple back and sides. Fine quality spruce top. Very fine sound and condition. The maple neck and scroll are lightly flamed.||$2950|
|Ming Jiang Zhu, 2020 #4||A very fine-sounding, attractive new violin. Rich brown on golden ground. High quality tone woods and professional workmanship.||$2500|
|Made by Peter Chandler 2001 #121 - #CRG415||Good violin made by Canadian maker Peter Chandler.||$2500|
|Klaus Heffler, m500, 2011, Germany||A good violin in excellent condition from Germany. Orange brown on a golden ground with shading near the edges on the top, and the back has shaded varnish like a Vuillaume from the 1870's. Two-piece maple back with medium horizontal flames. The maple ribs are more strongly flamed and the neck and scroll are lightly flamed mapler.||$
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|Made by the shop of Louis Lowendall, Berlin 1901||Fine old German violin. One repair on the top.||$2400|
|Made by the shop of Roderich Paesold Germany 1995||Made in Germany. New. Very fine violins with good tone, nice wood and good workmanship.||$2400|
|Made by Pat
Doucette. Guelph, Canada. 2008
flamed Maple back. Medium-light orange varnish. Like new.
Pat has made many violins.
|Giovan Paolo Maggini Brescia 1625" #CDD815||A fine Maggini model violin c.1900 made in Germany. Golden varnish.||$2200|
|Nicolas Bertolini France c. 1955. #CMCN13||This is a good French shop violin probably from the Marc Laberte shop.||$2000|
|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.
|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|
|Antonius Stradivarius Cremona 1721, French c.1900 #CGG3 SOLD||Good old violin, nice condition, 14 1/8" body. Two piece maple back, with flames descending from the joint. Dark brown shaded on a golden ground in Vuillaume style.|
|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.||$1800|
|Andreas Eastman model 405||An upper class advanced instrument with very fine projection and depth of sound..||$Inquire|
||Antonio Stradivari 1702 model. Made about 1920 in Germany. Light-brown varnish. Well-flamed curly maple 2-piece back.||$1450|
|Benvenuto Bruno SOLD||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|
#CHK1 10.10 SOLD
|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.||$1790|
|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.||$1600|
||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. Made in 2015 (two available)||$1450|
|Andreas Eastman model 200 outift||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 $929. Note: If you need an outfit, the case and bow are separately priced depending on the ones you choose. $929 - 969.||$1075|
|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, Italy.
|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|
|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, hand made in China||New.
Including bow and case. Fine sounding violins made for us in a good shop in
Beijing. Brown or golden colour.
|Note: most 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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