We offer a curated selection of professionally restored vintage violins, with something to fit every budget. In-home trials and shipping available. Text or call (337) 534-4436 for more info, sound clips or more detailed pictures. You can also send us a message.

Vintage violins

Carl Meisel






Vintage German violin labeled Carl Meisel. Great bargain for a loud and muscular fiddle. Set up with Helicore strings.

$725

J.W. Pepper






Vintage violin with a lovely one-piece quilted maple back. Labeled J.W. Pepper, a Philadelphia, PA, firm that imported European instruments in the early 20th century .

$989

Reinhold Schmidt






A classic German Stradivari model from the E. Reinhold Schmidt workshop. Dated 1938.

$1,200

Roth and Lederer






Vintage Guarneri pattern violin from the Roth and Lederer company, which operated in Markneukirchen, Germany, in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

$1,500

French J.T.L. violin






Solid and tasteful vintage Strad pattern violin from Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy. One-piece back. Set up with Thomastik TI strings.

$1,500

Frantisek Duchon






From the Czech workshop of Frantisek Duchon. Dated 1924. Powerful sound and comfortable to play. Great condition. Comes with L.R. Baggs pick-up installed.

$1,600

French violin






Vintage French workshop violin from the 1930s with a clear, strong tone. Two-piece back. Set up with Thomastik TI strings.

$1,600

French J.T.L. violin






Vintage Mirecourt violin from Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy. Strad pattern with a two-piece back.

$1,650

Vintage European






Nice old workshop violin re-voiced with a new bass bar and re-graduations. Big, even tone. Excellent condition. Labeled "F. Saga Zurich."

$2,000

French Strad model






French Strad model from the 19th century. One-piece back with a rich brown varnish.

SOLD

German violin






Nicely antiqued German workshop violin in great condition. Dark tone, good response and easy playability.

$2,750

Gustav August Ficker






Guarneri copy made in Germany for William Lewis and Son. Dated 1956 on the label. Beautifully flamed two-piece maple back with matching ribs and neck. Tightly grained spruce top. Rich, luxurious tone. A joy to play.

OUT ON TRIAL

Czech Stainer model






Vintage Stainer pattern violin made in Czechoslovakia. Sophisticated tone. Pristine condition. Mesmerizing flame on one-piece back.

$3,600

Heberlein






Beautiful German violin in great condition from the Heberlein workshop. Labeled Heinrich Theodore Heberlein Jr., Markneukirchen, 1911, with the Heberlein mark stamped on the inside back.

$3,950

Guarneri model






Late 19th century Guarneri model with widely flamed two-piece maple back. Clean, well-rounded sound.

$4,000

John Juzek






Well-preserved vintage European instrument from the Juzek workshop in Czechoslovakia. Labeled John Juzek, Violinmaker in Prague, 1934. One-piece back.

$5,500

French violin






18th century French violin attributed to Louis Guersan. Golden-brown varnish with a high arch and widely flamed one-piece maple back.

$9,250

German violin






Rich, dark varnish and robust tone. Nice German instrument from the late 1800s. High arch. Labeled "Fried. Aug. Glass."

IN RESTORATION

Vintage European






Superb early 20th century European violin. A beautiful, resonant instrument in great condition. Labeled "Degani."

SOLD