Rare Violins - Italian, French, German, English and Dutch
|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. Has certification from us and other appraisers.
|$ Please inquire|
|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 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 good..||$30,000|
|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
|Made by Mathias NEINER (Neuner) in Mittenwald, Germany 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.
|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|
|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|
|Attributed to William Forster II c.1795||Fine violin, 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|
|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, by 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.|
Other Fine Violins
|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.||$14,000
or $US equivalent
|Maurizio Catellani Italy 2015||Made by Maurizio Catellani in Pieve Modolena (Reggio Emilia), Italy in 2015. He studied violin making with Arturo Virgoletti (who studied with Ferdinando Garimberti, Sesto Rocchi, and Francesco Bissolotti of the Cremona School of Violin Making).||$inquire|
|Made by Paolo Fanfani Cremona, Italy. 2016||Lovely modern Italian sound and appearance. Transparent warm orange-brown.||$9,000
or $US equivalent
|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 Wm J. Irving 2008, in Canada||Giovan Paolo Maggini model (The maker's #5 of this model). With double purfling. Leaves carved in corners and upper and lower back. Big tone with quality and quick response.||$8900|
|Made by Wm J. Irving 2004, in Canada||Maggini model with
double purfling. First one off the new mould. (#1). Ste. Cécile, patron
Saint of Music lightly painted on the back, like on many of Vuillaume's
Big tone with quality and quick response.
|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|
|Made by the shop
of Ernst Heinrich Roth in
Bubenreuth Germany 1955. Serial 747
||Top, back, and ribs varnish nicely redone in original colours. Scroll varnish is original and of similar colour. Otherwise excellent, mint condition. Easy response, fine tone. Has all its original brands and original label inside the violin.||$7000|
|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.||$10,000|
|Carl Friedrich Pfretzschner, Markneukirchen, Germany c. 1790. SOLD||Very fine old German violin by Pfretzschner, but labelled C.F.Landolfi 1797.|
|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.
|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 F 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.||$6500
|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. Advanced quality shop violin.||$5900
|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 #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.
|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|
Old German made in 1690-1730.
|Great-sounding, fully repaired violin that has seen much playing.||$3950|
|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 quality, "Nicolaus Amati in Cremona" model c1910-1925, branded "Imperial" on back of pegbox. Two-piece maple back with nice flames descending from the joint. Very good sound.||$3850|
|"Giovanni Basino" violins, new||
Clear, balanced, brilliant sound with warmth. Various models. Professionally made near Beijing in the Italian style.
|$1800 - 4500|
"Pietro Vareni Neapoli, 1910."
"Made in France for RS Williams (store) Toronto"
|A very fine-sounding violin in great condition.||$3800|
|German c1925-1930. "G.B. Guadagnini Turin 1705" model. #3251||This violin is little bit longer, being 14 7/16 inches in body length. It has a fine tone.||$3800|
|Good violin made in Germany, 1920's||
Nice-sounding, good copy of "David Tecchler fecit Rome Anno Dmi 1705" violin..
German, c1910. "Heinrich Theodor Heberlein Jr.
Markneukirchen," workshop violin.
This is a mid-grade violin of good quality and condition, with fine sound. We carved and grafted a new neck onto the original scroll, to replace the one that was worn out..
French c1925, "Nicolas Bertolini"
A good Joseph Guarnerius c1731 model violin. Medium light-brown. Two-piece back. Made for Whaley & Royce Music Co., Toronto..
|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.||$3900|
Made by "G.H.Wilkinson, Leaside Ontario, 1937"
A well-made violin with nice sound.
Shaded, dark red-brown on golden ground, oil varnish.
|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
|Brilliant E,A,D sound, with warm rich G. Interior adjusted..||$3800|
|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|
|Old German, made in
Mittenwald. "Ant. & Hieron. Amati 1611" model.
|This violin is lightly engraved "Viotti Milan" on the upper back. Dark-brown patina shaded on Golden-brown. Original, nicely carved lion's head for the scroll, still with its red tongue intact!" It has a quality 1-piece maple back with narrow horizontal flames, and desirable sound.||$3800|
|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|
|Good trade violin c1925. Also labelled, "Made in France for R.S. Williams (violin specialists store), Toronto. They were the representatives for the famous Hill and Sons violin shop of London, England.||$3500|
c1910" (German, or maybe French).
|Fine quality violin. Red-brown on golden ground. Light birdseye maple on the back and sides.||$3500|
|German 1898. "Sivori Artiste #568" model. #2003||Nice 2-piece maple back with horizontal flames. Very fine violin.||$3500|
|German c1900 "G.P.
Maggini Brescia1618" model
|There is an 8-pointed star branded on the upper back button from the unknown shop that made this violin. Fine sound. Attractive wood. Good workmanship.||$3500|
|Made by "E.Martin, Sachsen, Germany 1907" (& company) #3524||A sweet-toned Amati model. It has the maker's small "EM" monogram branded on the upper back. Nice brown.||$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 c1970. "Franzesko Ruggeri fecit in Cremona 1675" model" #2148||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 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|
|German, Saxony c1935. "Hieronymus Amati 1676" model. #cmh419||Good violin. Two-piece back with narrow flames. Maple neck/scroll with very narrow flames. Golden-brown.||$3200|
"Heinrich Theodor Heberlein JR, Markneukirchen."
|A good Nicolas Amati model workshop violin. Dark brown shaded varnish, restored. Tone has a certain presence.||$3200|
|German c1880 "Jacob
Stainer 1654" model.
|Good-sounding violin in very fine shape.||$2850|
|German c1925 "Ant.
|Branded "Majestic Violin" on back of the scroll. Fine sounding, Conservatory-style, antiqued varnish, trade violin. Made in the Markneukirchen area.||$2850|
"Ant. Stradivari 1694" model.
This violin is nicely decorated with herringbone edges and pearl decorations. It was made in Germany and has been fully restored by us. The sound is amazing.
|Ubert Hofner made in Germany, 1991 SOLD||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.|
|Harold Lorenz 2001, Czech Rep #3266||A well-made violin with good tone. Model 8-#23.||$2900|
|Made by Frank
|We have several violins made by this productive Canadian maker. These were made from 2000 to 2011. Stainer, Stradivari, Guarneri, Maggini models are available. Various varnish colours: Amber, golden-brown, red-brown. He made about 75 violins and violas.||$2500 - 3500|
"Gius.Maravelli, distr. by B&S-London,1938."
|Very fine workmanship and pleasing sound.||$2500|
|Made by Lawrence Jennings, Brantford, ON. 1981 #2721||Good-sounding, well-made. His 16th violin. Golden-brown. Quality flamed maple for the scroll, sides and back.||$2500|
|Sherl & Roth 2020
|New, best quality SR71 violin #D049947. Fine wood and varnish. Good depth of sound and brilliant tone in upper notes.||$2500|
|Ming Jiang Zhu,
model MJ500 #4091
|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|
m500, 2011, Germany SOLD
|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 maple.|
|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.||$2400|
|German c1925. "Gaspar (Bertolotti) da Salo Brescia 1606" model #1820||A good-sounding violin in very good condition. Golden-brown.||$3500|
"Nicolas Bertholini 1810" model
|Well-made, fine-sounding violin.||$2400|
|German c1850 (Saxony) "Sanctus Seraphin 1711 Venice" model. #3613||Good sounding violin with some minor restorations. High quality spruce and maple. Polished golden-brown varnish.||$2400|
fecit Pardewald Anno" c1950
|A good old violin distributed by B&S-L (Beare & Son, London). Medium brown, 2-piece back with wide flames descending from the center.||$2400|
|This fine-sounding violin is 145 inches in body length, a bit longer than most. "Giovan Paolo Maggini / Brescia 1624" model. Nice 2-piece back of maple with narrow flames descending from the joint.||$2400|
|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|
|Jay Haide, l'ancienne model. 2009. #2359||These antiqued violins are well-made in China.||$2200|
|"German "Ant. Stradivarius 1730" model #4028||Nice shaded brown on golden ground. Fine sound. Two-piece maple back with nice flames ascending from the joint.||$2200|
|Made by Pat
Doucette. Guelph, Canada. 2008
flamed Maple back. Medium-light orange varnish. Like new.
Pat has made many violins.
|Nicolas Bertholini France c. 1955. #CMCN13||This is a good French shop violin probably from the Marc Laberte shop.||$4000|
|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 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|
|Euro - Gliga Gems 1||Student violins made by Gliga in Romania. Matt golden brown. Full tone.||$350 - $495|
|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.)
|Stentor Conservatoire||Violin outfit, very good wood, easy to play, fine octagonal wooden bow and oblong light-weight covered case with music pocket.||$695|
|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.
|Antonio Rossi, 2003
|Like new, left-handed violin outfit (with good bow and case). Has pleasant-sounding "Thomastik Dominant" Austrian strings.||$295|
|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.
....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.
Small Size Violins and Violin Outfits
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