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Violins

violinsc3.jpg (31479 bytes)Our store stocks FINE and RARE PROFESSIONAL violins,  made by craftsmen like Antonio Stradivari, J.B. Guadagnini, Balestrieri, Carcassi, Gagliano and modern Italian makers available here regularly.  Please inquire if you have a specific request for an old master instrument. 

NOTE: Some of our finest instruments are not listed on this site. Please inquire about specific requests.

All consignments will be considered.

 

Listed below are many of our
     Rare Violins - Italian, French, German, English and Dutch
     Fine Violins
     Small Size Violins and Violin Outfits.


Trade-ins are also welcome. We usually give two-thirds (or sometimes more) of the original price back on trade-in instruments and bows purchased here if they are in the same condition as when we sold them, barring normal usage. If you have an instrument or bow that was not originally sold to you by us, we will also be happy to consider it for trade-in.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise noted.

Photos available on request. E-mail us

Rare Violins - Italian, French, German, English and Dutch
We usually have other old and new rare famous violins, not listed on the website here.   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 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 1700's
England
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
Arturo Virgoletti violin 1998
     SOLD
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 Paris, France
#381     1923
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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 Paris, France
#CKM1012     1923
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
Joseph KLOZ  c.1770 - 1800
Germany
      SOLD
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.
$14,000
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.
$12,500
 
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
tone.
 
Made by Piergiuseppe Esposti
Piacenza / Cremona Italy, 2006
                      Sold
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
#839. 
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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.  
                         
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Other Fine Violins
All prices in Canadian Dollars
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John Newton
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.
 $14,000
Made by Piergiuseppe Esposti
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 CDN
or $US equivalent
Made by Xiaodong GUAN of Stratford, ON 1999 (Worked at Riedstra's Violin Shop until 2003)   #527
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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.
$inquire
Made by Paolo Fanfani Cremona, Italy. 2016 Lovely modern Italian sound and appearance. Transparent red-brown. $9,000 CDN
or $US equivalent
Made by Charles J.B COLLIN-MEZIN (III) and workshop1950
#RVS1569       SOLD
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
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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. $9800
Made by Pete MOLENAAR, Toronto c. 1970
#2766
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.. $Inquire
Made by Maurizio Catellani 2003
#4/4-3427
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, Stratford, Ontario
#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
#610
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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.
$7500
Made by Robert GLIER, Cincinnati, USA 1899
#CSG810
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
Joannes KEFFER
#280
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
#cvl
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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 inquie
Made by Kurt Gutter 1964 Markneukirchen, Germany.
#4/4-275
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.
$5000
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.
$5000
Made by Friedrich August GLASS and his workshop
#155
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(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
     SOLD.
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
#CGE
Made in 1993. Fine shaded orange varnish. Two-piece flamed maple back, sides and neck. Fine warm sound. $4500
Ernst Heinrich Roth #cmb720.
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
#ab819
Fine old transparent dark brown violin with good sound. Made by the old Master himself.
$4000
Made by Ed Dietrich, Lethbridge, Alberta. 1998. No 46
#cjp915
A very dark sounding violin in fine condition. $4000
Made by Carl Gustav GLASS & Sohne
#484
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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
#832             
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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
Czechoslovakia #3425
Czech violin from the shop of J. T. Lutz, Made in Schonbach. Good sounding old Czech violin c. 1920 $4500
Fine "Antonius 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. $ Email or call
on consignment
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
#ccb519
Nice, one-piece flamed Maple back. Medium-light orange varnish. Like new.
Pat has made many violins.
$2200
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.
$895
- 2400
Kerbren
#430.        SOLD
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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
Czech 1996
#169           SOLD
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
#1691
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.
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
$795
$325
Euro - Gliga Gems 1 Student violins made by Gliga in Romania. Matt golden brown. Full tone. $350 - $495
Baroque violin outfit
#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
Gliga Gama Professional violin
    
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.
***Please Inquire
Samuel Eastman 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.)
***Please Inquire
Joseph Guarneri del Gesu
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.
$495
Stentor Student I Violin outfit   with good wooden bow, blue covered
case with music pocket.
$395
Stentor Student Violin outfit, with good wooden bow, green covered case
with music pocket.
$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.
 
$325
to
$395
  Note: most violin outfits come with professional Thomastik Dominant strings or better.  
                
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We 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
All prices in Canadian Dollars
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1/32 handmade violin outfit Handmade, nice quality, good bow and covered case. Plays and functions properly $595
1/16 "Student model" outfit Good plain Chinese violin, with wooden bow and black, lined case $245
1/16, 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or 4/4
SUZUKI violin outfits.
(Made in Nagoya Japan, or model NS 20 from Suzuki shop in China) New and used
Well made, good sounding violins with wooden or fiberglass bow. Suzuki black case ro covered blue case $395
-$650
1/16, 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or 4/4
STENTOR "Standard Model violin outfits. (Old British violin company with wrokshop in China too) New and used
Good hand-carved spruce and maple violin, black hardwood fittings, metal tailpiece with built-in string adjusters. Wood bow with ebony frog. Light weight green covered case with carrying strap. $250
-$295
1/16, 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or 4/4
STENTOR 1 outfits (Old British violin company with workshop in China as well) New and used
Hand carved from spruce and maple, individually thicknessed, black Rosewood fingerboard, Rosewood pegs, metal tailpiece with built-in fine tuners, Teka model chinrest, lightweight blue covered case with music pocket and sholder rest pocket and wtih back pack straps $350-
$395
1/16, 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or 4/4
STENTOR Model II outfits (Old British violin company with workshop in China as well) New and used
Hand carved, selected solid spruce and maple tonewood, ebony fingerboard and pegs, metal tailpiece with adjusters, fine wooden bow with ebony frog, delux lightweight burgandy covered case with music an shoulder rest pickets, backpack straps $450
-$495
1/10 - 4/4
T. FAREST violin outfits
Well made violins with fine tone wood. Includes brazilwood bow and black covered hardshell shaped case by S. Eastman. $495
1/10 Toscani violin outfits. (Used) Chinese violin, wood bow and black case $250
-$295
1/10 Toscani delux outfits. (Used) Nice Chinese violin with boxwood fittings, good bow and black case $395
1/10 Roma outfit (Made in Romania) Good violin, wooden bow and black thermoplastic case with aluminum valence $395
1/10 Xue Chang Sun outfit Fine violin outfit, hight grade, handmade, wood bow, back case, excellent sound $750
-$995
1/10 Suzuki outfits see description under Suzuki 1/16 $395
-595
1/10 Stentor "Standard" (Old British violin company with workshop in China too) see description under Stentor 1/16 $250
1/10 Stentor model I outfit see description under Stentor 1/16 $350
1/10 Stentor model II outfit see description under Stentor 1/16 $395
-$450
1/10 Samuel Eastman model 80 violin outfit Good sounding student model - pleasing to the student and parent. Nice sound and playability. Fine bow and attractive black covered case. Fine black covered Protege Eastman Case with K. Holtz FG violin bow. Four year- olds usually play this size. $389
1/10 Cremona model SV75 outfits good Chinese violin with painted purfling, woodenbow and blue covered case $225
1/10 Cremona model SV100 outfits better violin with inlaid purfling, ebony fittings, better wooden bow and blue covered case $275
-$295
1/8 violin Marc Laberte Made c. 1950 in Mirecourt, France. Excellent 1/8 size violin.  Beautiful wood. $2000
1/8 violin Hand made in 1898 by Joseph Isaac Hugill Made in 1898 by Joseph Isaac Hugill in Kinburn, Ontario. Dark Brown. Very nice wood. Excellent big sound. $4500
1/8 Dai Hong Xiang and Zheng Quan violins Several 1/8 size violins made under the direction of these international gold medal winning master violin makers.   Several with very fine wood, sound quality and projection are available at $395, $595, $850. Various colours of varnish.  Some with antique style varnish. $395
-$850
1/8 Toscani violin outfit (used) Chinese small 1/8 size violin, wood bow and black case $250
-$295
1/8 Cremona violin outfit model SV 75 (new and used) good Chinese violin with painted purfling, wooden bow and blue covered case $225
1/8 Cremona violin outfit model SV 100 (new and used) better violin with inlaid purfling, ebony fittings, better wooden bow and blue covered case $275
-$295
1/8 Joseph Jan Dvorak violin outfit, Czech Republic (new and used) Fine violin, good wooden bow and blue covered case $595
-$695
1/8 Andreas Eastman model 200 violin only [or outfit] Very fine sounding, responsive and attractive violin of superior quality workmanship, tone and parts.  [Note: Outfit price depends on which case and bow you choose.] $549
1/8 Samuel Eastman model 100 violin only [or outfit] This violin has a nice rich sound, and responds quickly due to the seasoned tone woods. Nicely flamed curly maple backs and sides. The golden brown satin finish varnish is appealing.
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.
Available in full size and small sizes too.
*** (No internet price listing allowed by Eastman Co. on this model.)
***Please Inquire
1/8 Stentor "Standard" (Old British violin company with workshop in China too) see description under Stentor 1/16 $250
1/8 Stentor model I outfit see description under Stentor 1/16 $350
1/8 Stentor model II outfit see description under Stentor 1/16 $395
-$450
1/8 Made in Hungary violin outfit (used - 1980) #32s well made violin with wooden bow and black case $450
1/8 Skylark violin outfits (used and new) good Chinese violins, wooden bow and blue covered case $250
1/8 "Student Violin" outfit Chinese violin, wooden bow and black lined case $245
1/8 Xue Chang Sun outfit Very fine, handmade violin outfit from this master shop, high grade, excellent sound. Good wooden bow, good black case. $795
1/4 Andreas Eastman model 200 violin only [or outfit] Very fine sounding, responsive and attractive violin of superior quality workmanship, tone and parts.  [Note: Outfit price depends on which case and bow you choose.] $649
1/4 Samuel Eastman model 100 violin only [or outfit] This violin has an excellent rich sound, is easy to play and has very fine projection.  The golden brown varnish is appealing. [Note: If you need an 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. ***Please Inquire
1/4 Samuel Eastman 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.)
***Please Inquire
1/4 Stentor "Standard" (Old British violin company with workshop in China too) see description under Stentor 1/16 $250
1/4 Stentor model I outfit see description under Stentor 1/16 $350
1/4 Stentor model II outfit see description under Stentor 1/16 $395
-$450
1/4 Stentor "Conservatoire" violin outfits Hand-carved violin of selected high grade spruce and flamed curly maple tone wood, all ebony fittings, metal tailpiece with adjusters, Fully-mounted fine wooden bow with ebony frog. Deluxe oblong or deluxe shaped case with violin cover $595
1/4 Cremona model SV75 outfits good Chinese violin with painted purfling, woodenbow and blue covered case $225
1/4 Cremona model SV100 outfits Better violin with inlaid purfling, ebony fittings, better wooden bow and blue covered case $275
-$295
1/4 Toscani violin outfit (used) Chinese small 1/4 size violin, wood bow and black case $250
-$295
1/4 Toscani delux outfit (used) Nice small 1/4 size Chinese violin with boxwood fittings, good bow and black case $325
1/4 Skylark violin outfits (used and new) good Chinese violins, wooden bow and blue covered case $250
1/4 Skylark delux violin outfit Better Chinese violin, figure on maple of back, wooden bow and case $295
1/4 "Student violin" outfit Good Chinese violin, wood bow and black case $245
1/4 Suzuki violin outfits see description under 1/16 $395
-$625
1/4 Karl Nurnberger made by Strunal in Czech Republic 1997 Fine quality violin with good bow and black Everest hardshell wooden case. $595
1/4 Karl Hofner made in Germany, 1982 Fine quality violin made of select spruce and maple tone woods, with bow and case $595
1/4 Andreas Zeller made in Romania High grad violin outfit with PH London fiberglass bow and light blue hardshell covered case. $850
1/4 Czechoslovakian violin, circa 1985
#CRC
Good violin. Very fine condition. A nice sounding copy of a Stradivarius model. Red-brown on a golden ground colour. $495
1/4 "T.G. Pfretschner violin made in Germany c. 1995 Fine quality violin in oblong used case. Fine wooden bow. #CTG $750
1/2 Andreas Eastman model 200 violin only [or outfit] Very fine sounding, responsive and attractive violin of superior quality workmanship, tone and parts. [Note: Outfit price depends on which case and bow you choose.] $649
1/2 Samuel Eastman model 100 violin only [or outfit] This violin has a nice rich sound, and responds quickly due to the seasoned tone woods. Nicely flamed curly maple backs and sides. The golden brown satin finish varnish is appealing.
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.
Available in full size and small sizes too.
*** (No internet price listing allowed by Eastman Co. on this model.)
***Please Inquire
1/2 Samuel Eastman 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 small sizes too. Inquire
1/2 Stentor Student outfit  (Old British violin company with workshop in China too) see description under Stentor 1/16 $250
1/2 Stentor model I outfit see description under Stentor 1/16 $350
1/2 Stentor model II outfit see description under Stentor 1/16 $395
-$450
1/2 Stentor "Conservatoire" violin outfits see description under Stentor 1/16 $595
1/2 Suzuki outfit (used and new) see description under 1/16 $395
-$650
1/2 Cremona model SV75 outfits good Chinese violin with painted purfling, woodenbow and blue covered case $225
1/2 Cremona model SV100 outfits Better violin with inlaid purfling, ebony fittings, better wooden bow and blue covered case $275
-$295
1/2 Toscani violin outfit Chinese small 1/2 size violin, wood bow and black case $250
-$295
1/2 Toscani delux outfit (used) Nice small 1/2 size Chinese violin with boxwood fittings, good bow and black case $325
Corelli E100-3 1/2 Chinese violin outfit, wood bow and black lined case $250
1/2 "Student Violin" China 1/2 Chinese outfit, good shape $250
1/2 Skylark violin outfits (used) good Chinese violins, wooden bow and blue covered case $250
1/2 Skylark delux violin outfit (used Better Chinese violin, figure on maple of back, wooden bow and case $295
1/2 "Karl Weber, Dresden" violin outfit (used) (workshop in China) Fine violin with wooden bow and case $550
-$595
1/2 "Made in Hungary" violin outfit.  Made in 1985 (Our #177s) Good Hungarian workmanship with bow and case. Has a full, rich pleasant tone with good projection. $625
1/2 "Made in Hungary" violin outfit.  Made in 1989 (Our #176s) Good Hungarian workmanship with bow and case. $625
1/2 "Joseph Jan Dvorak" violin outfit, Czech Republic 1995. Model 26 Made by Strunal in Luby, Czech Republic. Fine quality violin outfit. $545
1/2 Rudolph Fiedler" made in his workshop in Czech Republic 1997 Well made violin of higher quality woods $625
1/2 "Andreas Zeller" violin outfit.  Made in thier workshops in Romania Made of fine spruce and maple tonewoods. PH London fiberglass bow. Light blue covered wooden case $850
1/2 "T. Farest" 2002 Excellent handmade hight quality violin with very fine sound. Made in Beijing $950
1/2 "B&H" 400 model violin . Made in Czech Republic 1995
                       SOLD
Fine handmade violin $650
1/2 "Stainer" old German violin c. 1920     
                       SOLD
Nice flamed maple wood. Very good work. Golden varnish with wooden bow and Everest case $645
1/2 Karel Vysoky
#15S
Made for R. Wurlitzer in USA in 1928.  Very fine 1/2 size violin. This violin is a high quality handmade instrument from a fine Czechoslovakian workshop.  Very high grade. $1500
1/2 Karl Hofner.   Made in Germany 1989 (like new) Very high grade violin of excellent sound and quality $1950
3/4 Andreas Eastman model 200 violin only [or outfit] Very fine sounding, responsive and attractive violin of superior quality workmanship, tone and parts.  [Note: Outfit price depends on which case and bow you choose.] $649
3/4 Dulcis et Fortis, Mirecourt, France c.1920
                        SOLD
Fine French 3/4 size violin. Fine condition.  
3/4 Samuel Eastman model 100 violin only [or outfit] This violin has a nice rich sound, and responds quickly due to the seasoned tone woods. Nicely flamed curly maple backs and sides. The golden brown satin finish varnish is appealing.
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.
Available in full size and small sizes too.
*** (No internet price listing allowed by Eastman Co. on this model.)
***Please Inquire
3/4 Samuel Eastman 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.)
***Please Inquire
3/4 Suzuki violin outfits (new and used) see 1/16 size for description $495
-$650
3/4 Stentor "Standard" (Old British violin company with workshop in China too) see description under Stentor 1/16 $295
3/4 Stentor model I outfit see description under Stentor 1/16 $395
3/4 Stentor model II outfit see description under Stentor 1/16 $450
-$650
3/4 601 Stentor Conservatoire 2001 Good student violin outfit from this old British company. Made in their China workshop. $695
3/4 CJE620 Quality Chinese violin. Recently made good Chinese violin with one piece curly maple back. Nice flames ascend steeply. Outfit. $695
3/4 Stentor "Conservatoire" violin outfits Hand-carved violin of selected high grade spruce and flamed curly maple tonewood, all ebony fittings, metal tailpiece with adjusters. Fully-mounted fine wooden bow with ebony frog. Deluxe oblong or deluxe shaped case with violin cover $595
3/4-421. Suzuki 1999 outfit.Model ns20 Modern Suzuki outfit. Serial #85472 $680
3/4 Cremona model SV75 outfits Good Chinese violin with painted purfling, woodenbow and blue covered case $225
3/4 Cremona model SV100 outfits Better violin with inlaid purfling, ebony fittings, better wooden bow and blue covered case $295
3/4 3865. Antonio Stradivari 1713 model. Czechoslovakia. 3865. "Antonio Stradivari 1713 model. Czechoslovakia.
Shaded dark brown on golden ground. Two-piece plain maple back with nice flame lines descending from the center joint. Somewhat large (13 & 7/16 inch body). Violin only.
$295
3/4 45s. Stradivarius model, German
Antonio Stradivarius model c1935
Made in Germany. Has a replaced, amateur-made neck and scroll.
In playable condition. Outfit.
$195
3/4 Skylark violin outfits  SOLD Good Chinese violins, wooden bow and blue covered case $250
3/4 Skylark delux violin outfit Better Chinese violin, figure on maple of back, wooden bow and case $295
3/4 -238 Norman Sinom, China, 2005. Good student violin outfit, with good sound. Carved spruce and maple violin. $295
3/4 Toscani violin outfit about 1998 (used) SOLD Small 3/4 size Chinese violin, wood bow and black case $250
-$295
3/4 Toscani Delux violin outfit SOLD Nice small 3/4 size Chinese violin with boxwood fittings, good bow and black case. $325
3/4-1929 Yamati outfit, Korea, anno 2000. Student violin outfit made in Korea. Shiny medium yellow-brown varnish. Spruce and plain maple. Nice condition. $395
3/4-3711 Copy of Otto Joseph Klier Germany, 1991 Good Germany violin outfit. Model 2E. One piece plain maple back. Bass side ribs are flamed maple. Red brown on golden ground. $475
3/4-532 Suzuki Japan, 1982. Good Japanese student outfit. $475
3/4-3844 Kiso Suzuki Japan, 1971 outfit
Copy of Ant. Stradivarius 1720. .
Made in Japan. Sunburst brown varnish on yellow ground. Spruce and plain maple. $575
3/4 CMM919. Karl Hofner Co. Germany 1988. Good student violin outfit model 7, GHCo. $575
3/4 Karl Nurnberger violin outfit. Made by Strunl in Czech Republic      SOLD Fine quality violin with good bow and black Everest hardshell wooden case $595
3/4 Joseph Jan Dvorak violin outfit. Made by Strunl in Czech Republic    SOLD Golden brown varnish. Well seasoned wood. Ebony fittings $595
-$695
3/4-3688. Stradivari, Czechoslovakia. c.1960 Good student violin. $695
3/4 CLHN18. "E. R. Pfretzschner, Mittenwald, Germany 1969". Strongly built violin. $695
3/4 (#009s) Marc Laberte Model 1.   SOLD
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Made in Mirecourt France about 1950. Excellent 3/4 violin. High grade. Solo sound. Red-brown on golden ground  
3/4-3381 "Antonius Stradivarius / Made in Czecho-Slovakia" c.1918-1920 High quality wood. Minor repair on lower right top. High quality two-piece spruce top and very well-flamed two-piece maple back with matching sides and neck. Beautiful dark amber-brown antiqued varnish. Excellent sound. $2400
3/4-942. "Louis Handorff" Germany c. 1985. Stradivarius copy, Model 106. High quality spruce and flamed maple. Superior German workmanship. Fine sound. $2200
G3/4-1800 German c1890 copy of "Francesco Ruggieri 1690" A nice warm-sounding, three-quarter violin with good projection of sound. Well-flamed maple. Has minor repairs to the lower bass rib. $1850
3/4 3492 John Juzek, Germany, c.1958. Good Stradivari model violin made in Western Germany by this good Czechoslovakian company. Flamed 2-piece maple back, sides and neck. Properly thicknessed for fine sound. Has all new parts. Nicely shaded red Brown on golden ground. $1800
3/4 cmd220 "Wolff Brothers Germany 1888 No 277" Well-made German violin with well-repaired neck. Good sound. $1595
3/4-3754 "Nicholas Amatus" model. Germany c.1910 Good German violin. $1450
3/4-3455 "John Juzek Co. Germany c.1960" Fine violin, shaded reddish varnish, made by a good company (originally from Czechoslovakia). $1295
3/4 3616 Germany c.1920 A fine German violin, labeled just "Germany" probably made by Neuner and Hornstainer, in Mittenwald. Golden varnish. Properly thicknessed for fine sound. en varnish. $1200
3/4-2723 "Antonio Stradivarius 1687" German c.1890 Nice violin made in Saxony. Dark brown shaded on golden ground. Well-flamed maple neck, sides and 2-piece back. $1200
3/4-229 Rudolph Fiedler, Bohemia, 1997 A good Bohemian handmade violin. Minor repair on lower right front toward the edge. Two-piece maple back -- light flames ascend from the joint. Ribs match. Plain maple neck. Medium amber-brown. $1200
3/4-3908 Ant. Stradivari 1713 model, Western German c.1985. Properly thicknessed for great sound. Beautifully shaded, red-brown on golden ground. $1200
3/4-2723 "Stradivarius 1687" model. German c.1890 Made in Saxony in the late 1800s dark brown center of top shaded to Golden color elsewhere. Flamed maple sides, neck, and two piece back. $1200
3/4-3455 John Juzek Germany c.1960   Fine Shaded Red varnish violin. $1295
3/4-3490 Vasile Gliga, Romania. 2011   This is a fine Gliga Gems 1 antique model, high quality violin, made in Reghin, Romania serial #60456. $1395
3/4-238. Karl Hofner M11 1997 made in Germany A high quality Model 11 violin made by the Karl Hofner Co., in Bubenreuth Germany, 1997. GHCo. $1795
3/4-3019 French violin.
Made in Mirecourt, France
Antonius Stradivarius 1721 model. $1800
3/4-2505 Fine modern violin. c.2005.
A fine violin (Probably made in China),
made in the style of the luthier Marc Laberte of France.
Antonius Stradivari 1716 model. Two-piece curly maple back with medium flames descending from the joint. Brown on a golden ground. Fine sound. $1495
3/4 (#202) Old Czech violin  SOLD Good old violin with refinished reddish varnish. $595
3/4 (#345) Old German "Ferron and Kroeplin Chicago"
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Fine 3/4 violin. Well made from fine tonewoods. Cremona, model 1200 . $1500
3/4-404  "Ant. Stradivarius" German c1935. Very fine violin. Fine "Copy of Antonius Stradivarius. Made in Germany" c.1935. Nicely shaded brown on golden ground. Fine two-piece, wide-flamed maple back. Fine sound. $1450
3/4-415 German Stradivarius model Good violin. Two-piece well flamed curly maple back, light brown. $895
3/4-965 Strad 1701 model. Germany. Good German violin branded "Grand Paganini" on the back of the scroll. $1200
3/4 "Jay Haide".
SOLD
Made in Beijing 2002. Very fine quality. High grade violin. Fine wood that projects well. $995
3/4-2880 Antonio Stradivarius Germany 1926. Fine violin made in Saxony, Germany about 1926. $2400
3/4-2286 Neuner and Hornsteiner made in Mittenwald, Germany about 1875. Neuner and Hornsteiner made in Mittenwald, Germany about 1875.. $2900
3/4-198 Old Bohemian violin c1860, handmade Very good warm, responsive, classical sound. Medium reddish brown on a yellow ground. $3000
3/4 CHR-ab French violin from Mirecourt, c.1925 with later "Antonio Stradivarius 1701" label Very fine French violin from Mirecourt, c.1925 with later "Antonio Stradivarius 1701" label. Excellent warm, yet bright sound -- has guts on the lower end and clear all the way up the E string. A very fine, solo instrument. Medium, golden-orange brown. $3800
3/4-1393 violin. Handmade by "Paul Federer in 1992 No92-I / in Waterloo, Ontario Medium brown. Very good, warm classical resonant sound. Has maker's certificate. $3500
3/4-2254 violin Vasile Gliga Romania, Master 2008 New 3/4 size Stradivari model professional master violin by Vasile Gliga. Golden-brown oil varnish, ebony fittings, nicely-flamed Carpathian maple and spruce. With Certificate.. $1695
7/8 violin Menzel Beginner's violin outfit. Blue covered case. Fine condition. $295
7/8 violin "Giovanni Basino"
SOLD
Made in 2006. Very fine wood, workmanship and sound. $695
7/8-3911 Eastman model 200 Fine intermediate violin. Nice wood, nice sound. $1035
7/8 violin made by Frank Humphrey of Canada in 1999 (red-brown) #9
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Fine grade curly maple and spruce tone wood. Nice sound. $2500

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