|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 CDN
or $US equivalent
|William Forster II
London England c.1760 - 1770
|Fine old violin made by Williwm Forster II (Old Forster"). Presently in restoration. Soon to be offered for sale. Please inquire.||$12,000|
|Mario GADDA 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
Presently not available
|Made about 1771 by
George Kloz as indicated on the label. Beautiful
sounding violin in very fine playing condition. Top grade tone wood
Presently not available
|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. The scroll is a later replacement but matches well
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.||$24,000 CDN
or $US equivalent
|Arturo Virgoletti violin 1998||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.||$22,000 CDN
or $US equivalent
|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.||$19,500 CDN
or $US equivalent
|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.||$20,000|
|Auguste DELIVET of
|Fine professional violin maker from France in his prime.||$20,000|
|Carlo Badarello of
Born 1887 in Turin and worked there till 1931
|Fine bright-sounding, powerful and attractive instrument. Professional workmanship. Small hairline repair (not under the soundpost). Impressive instrument.||$18,500 CDN|
|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|
|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.||$16,000|
|George Heinl, 1948, Toronto. #CEG1012 Sold||Professional violin
made by George Heinl Stradivarius model. Very fine
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.||$12,000 CDN
or $US equivalent
|Johann Andreas KAMBL||Made about 1749 as indicated on its label. Tyrolean German violin. Brown. A warm sounding violin in good condition.||$10,000
|Vittorio Bellarosa c. 1930 Naples, Italy||This is a fine copy of a Gagliano violin. Transparent red-brown. Excellent condition. Fantastic sound. Presently available..||$ Please inquire|
|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.|
|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.
Piacenza / 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. $12000 Can. / $8950 U.S.||$12,000
or $US equivalent
|Jaromir Joo. of Nachod 1984 No. 23 #CBM||Great sounding older violin by this fine Czech maker. Golden colour oil varnish. Attractive maple. With Certificate of authenticity.||$10,500|
|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|
|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.
|Paolo Fanfani Cremona, Italy. 2016||Lovely modern Italian sound and appearance. Transparent red-brown.||$9,000
or $US equivalent
|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|
|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..||
|Emilio Bassi -- Italy||Fine modern Italian maker. Very good sound. Beautiful, transparent red-brown.||
or $CDN equivalent
|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. Markneukirchen, Germany 1936. Serial #C595 our #4/4-3148||This rare violin is made in the same highest quality workmanship, sound and materials, as the ones from the 1920's that we have sold. Fantastic condition.||$8500|
|Franz Antoni Stoss, c.1805 Fussen, Germany. #CDB617||A fine-sounding classical instrument in very good playing condition.||$8500|
#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.||$8000
|Anton Domizshirov. Winnipeg, MB. 2010 #CSM||A resonant violin by a fine Russian Canadian maker. Light orange on yellow ground. Beautiful wood.||$8000
|Charles Buthod JTL France (pupil of J.B. Vuillaume)||Fine light golden-brown violin. Very giod condition. Rich sound.||$8000
|A warm-sounding Ch.J.B. Collin-Mezin violin, made in Mirecourt, France. It is in fine playing condition.||$7500
|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 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|
|Albert Krell, 1857, Cinncinati, USA. No38. Our #2920||A wonderful-sounding violin for a good player. Very fine condition.||$6000
|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.||$5000
|Kurt Gutter 1964
|High quality sound, worksmanship and materials, and excellent condition, make this an excellent choice for your violin.||$5500
|Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1956 #CMB, Erlangen Germany.||Excellent violin by the EH Roth shop. Serial #1527. Copy of Antonius Stradivarius 1722. Two-piece beautiful back with narrow horizontal flames. Original label and brands.||$5500
|Theodore Heberlein Jr. 1899. Markneukirchen, Germany. #4/4-2973.||Antique Shaded brown on golden ground. Balanced and clear sound. Very fine condition.||$4500
|James MacCleave, Oxford N.S. 1983. #2975||Beautiful golden-yellow violin in excellent condition. Fine sound.||$4500
|Roman Glogowski, Zab, Poland 2009. #CLA715||Bright and clear sounding violin. Great workmanship.||$4500
|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.||$5000
|Quentin BOUVRON, Luthier SOLD||Made by Quentin Bouvron (graduate from Newark Violin Making School, 2006), in our shop in Kitchener, Ontario 2008. Large full tone.|
|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.|
|Marco Nolli Cremona 1998" #CRH908 SOLD||Very fine handmade copy of a Marco Nolli violin, made in 1998.||$5000|
|Friedrich August GLASS
|(Jacobus Stainer 1676 model) -- made about 1850. Very Fine sound. Top repaired with soundpost patch. Excellent wood. Back button repaired.||$5000|
|Roman Teller shop
Eltersdorf, Germany 1955 #3324 SOLD
||Copy of 1717 Stradivari violin, model 40. Fine-sounding violin..|
|CH. J.B. Collin-Mezin
fils,1953, France. #CDK216.
||Maggini model "modele exceptionelle" No 32. Fine performance violin. Very fine condition. On special..||$4500|
|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|
|Antonio Curatoli" 1909 Markneukirchen. German violin #2624. (Probably Heberlein)||Made for Wurlitzer. Excellent condition..||$4000|
|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, Waterloo 2000 # CSY2||Another fine violin made locally. His||$4000|
|Ch. J.B. Collin-Mezin fils, 1953, France. #CDK216||Fine French violin. Original label -- Exceptionel Maggini model #32. Beautiful flamed maple.||$3800|
|Hungarian violin labelled "Franzesco Ruggeri fecit Cremona 1675"||Fine-sounding violin in very fine condition. Medium-dark golden brown. Fine wood.||$3500|
|E.R. Schmidt, Markneukirchen, Saxony. C.1895. #4/4-1608||Fine qualuty student violin. Golden-yellow.||$3500|
|Torc Sorensen, Listowel, ON. #11. 2010||Bright clear 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|
|Peter Chandler 2001 #121 - #CRG415||Good violin made by Canadian maker Peter Chandler.||$2500|
|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|
|Louis Lowendall, Berlin 1901||Fine old German violin. One repair on the top.||$2400|
|Roderich Paesold 1995||Made in Germany. New. Very fine violins with good tone, nice wood and good workmanship.||$1500|
|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|
|Bela Baranyi shop,
|Shop of Bela Baranyi, Hungary. Reddish shaded, on a golden ground. Somewhat antiqued. Good new violin.||$1800|
|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.
|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||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.||$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.||$1800|
|Andreas Eastman model 405||An upper class advanced instrument with very fine projection and depth of sound..||$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|
||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)||$1095|
|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|
|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 $929. Note: If you need an outfit, the case and bow are separately priced depending on the ones you choose. $929 - 969.||$929 - $969|
|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.
Including bow and case. Fine sounding violins made for us in a good shop in
Beijing. Brown or golden colour. $325
Professionally set up including Thomastik Dominant or Tonica strings in our shop. $395
|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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