We offer new and vintage violins to fit every budget. In-home trials and shipping available. Visit our vintage violins page if you're interested only in older instruments. Text or call (337) 534-4436 for more info.

Violins Less than $1,000

Shen SV100






Solid, attractive and affordable student model from the Samuel Shen company. Great set up done by our luthiers in house.

Eastman VL105






Good quality student model with dark varnish and moderately flamed maple back. We offer this model as our standard rental instrument.

Eastman Five String






Affordable entry point into the world of five-string violins. Solid construction and attractive dark varnish. Set up with a Wittner Ultra tailpiece and Helicore strings.

Nicolas Parola NP10






Tightly grained spruce top. Highly flamed maple back and sides. Finished with a blended spirit oil varnish.

Andreas Eastman VL200






Great step-up student model from Eastman Strings. Handcrafted with well-seasoned, select tonewoods and an attractive and durable hand-applied varnish. Boxwood pegs and chinrest.

Cedar Strings






Great value for the advancing student from the Cedar Strings workshop. Tasteful flame on a one-piece maple back. Boxwood fittings.

We also stock student-level violin outfits ranging in price from $429 to $650 for instrument, bow and case. Please call for availability.

Violins $1,000 To $2,000

Nicolas Parola NP5






Hand-crafted from well-aged tone woods with exceptional attention to detail. Antiqued hand-rubbed oil varnish. Two-piece maple back with ebony fittings.

Martin Beck






New Romanian-made violin with European tonewoods and a big sound. Great value for an advancing student.

German violin






New German-made instrument from Otto Musica. Aged and flamed European tonewood with spirit varnish.

Josef Regh






Eastman violin crafted with German tonewoods. Clear, even tone. Lightly antiqued with a hand-applied spirit varnish.

Eastman Ivan Dunov Superior






Excellent responsiveness in a violin crafted from select Romanian spruce and maple. Lightly antiqued with a multi-layer spirit varnish.

Albert Nebel by Eastman Strings






Eastman's Albert Nebel violins are crafted from aged European tonewoods and feature a hand-applied spirit varnish. Quality sound and playability for the advancing student at a modest price.

French J.T.L. violin






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

Jean-Pierre Lupot by Eastman Strings






Well-flamed maple back and a select spruce top. Elegantly antiqued multi-layer spirit varnish with deep red wine hues.

Jurgen Klier






New instrument from the Jurgen Klier workshop in Germany. Aged European tonewoods with tasteful antiquing. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.

Violins $2,000 TO $5,000

Herman Lowendall






Vintage German violin labeled "Herman Lowendall, Berlin, 1921." Two-piece back. Excellent condition.

Vintage European






Early 20th century European workshop violin with a big, even tone. Excellent condition. Labeled "F. Saga Zurich."

Claudio Baltazar






Modern Romanian instrument with an old look and a big, deep sound. Great violin for the advancing player. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.

Jay Haide l'ancienne Guarneri






Mature, robust tone in this Guarneri del Gesu model from the Jay Haide workshop in California. Tastefully antiqued golden-orange varnish in the style of the old Italian masters.

Jay Haide l'ancienne Strad






Beautiful Stradivari model from the Jay Haide workshop in California. Big sound. One-piece back. Set up with Rondo strings.

Carlo Micelli






Vintage German violin labeled "Carlo Micelli," a brand name used for higher-end instruments from the C. Meisel workshop. Excellent condition. Dated 1926 on the label.

Nicolas Bertolini






Early 20th century Mirecourt violin branded "Nicolas Bertolini." Not to be be confused with "Bertholini" (with an "h"), which was a label used on French instruments of much lesser quality. Attractive fiddle with a dark sound. One-piece back.

German violin






Early 20th century German Strad pattern violin. Big sounding vintage instrument with a one-piece back. Stamped "Conservatory Violin" on the back of the peg box.

SOLD

Heberlein






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.

SOLD

Violins $5,000 to $10,000

Collin-Mezin






Early 20th century French violin from the Collin-Mezin workshop. Labeled "Ch. J. -B. Collin-Mezin fils" and dated 1928.

SOLD

Oskar Meinel






Lovely 1934 Strad pattern violin made in Markneukirchen, Germany. Labeled and branded “Oskar C. Meinel,” one of the trade names used by the Ernst Heinrich Roth  workshop for violins sold in the United States.

SOLD

J. Kochly






Tasteful early 20th century French violin labeled “J. Kochly,” a luthier who founded a music store in Bourges, France, under his own name. The “Kochly” label was used on instruments of varying quality made by outside workshops. This one is on the high end. Dated 1916 on the label.

Didier Nicolas






19th century French violin from the Didier Nicolas workshop in Mirecourt. One-piece back.

SOLD

Violins $10,000 to $20,000

Guersan






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

Paul Kaul






Stunning early 20th century French instrument from luthier Paul Kaul. Big, brilliant sound from a slightly larger than average violin. Labeled, "Paul Kaul, no 108, Nantes an 1919." Certificate by Jean-Jacques Rampol.

E.H. Roth






1929 Guarneri pattern violin from the Ernst Heinrich Roth workshop in Markneukirchen, Germany. Pristine condition with well flamed two-piece maple back. VI-R model. Authenticated by the Roth firm.

Didier Nicolas






Early 1800s French violin from the Didier Nicolas workshop in Mirecourt. Stunning one-piece back.