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. We always have more violins in stock than pictured here, so feel free to stop by the shop or 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. Also available in fractional sizes.

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.

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. We also offer the VL205, with features darker varnish.

German violin






Well-used vintage fiddle that’s solid as rock with a big sound. Lovely flame on a two-piece maple back. Fresh setup by the luthiers here at Sola Violins.

We also stock student-level violin outfits ranging in price from $400 to $699 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.

Paolo Lorenzo 7/8 violin






Great 7/8 size instrument for the advancing player from J&J String Instruments. Golden brown varnish with seasoned spruce top and flamed two-piece maple back.

Martin Beck






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

Eastman VL305






Popular model from Eastman Strings with select spruce top, flamed maple back and shaded spirit varnish.
Length of back: 357mm.

German violin






New German-made instrument from Otto Musica. Aged and flamed European tonewood with spirit varnish.
Length of back: 353mm.

Eastman Ivan Dunov Superior






Excellent responsiveness in a violin crafted from select Romanian spruce and maple. Lightly antiqued with a multi-layer spirit varnish.
Length of back: 357mm.

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.
Length of back: 355mm.

Jurgen Klier






New instrument from the Jurgen Klier workshop in Germany. Aged European tonewoods with tasteful antiquing. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.
Length of back: 352mm.

Violins $2,000 TO $5,000

Hermann Lowendall






Vintage German violin labeled "Hermann Lowendall, Berlin, 1921." Two-piece back. Excellent condition.
Length of back: 354mm.

Vintage 1/2 violin






Vintage European half-size violin in great condition. Stunning one-piece maple back. It's rare to see fractional violins of this quality.

French violin






Vintage French violin from the early 20th century. Tasteful Strad pattern with a two-piece maple back. Unlabeled.
Length of back: 360mm.

Vintage European






Vintage European violin labeled "Carlo Bergonzi." One-piece back. Excellent condition and great sound. Professional set-up.
Length of back: 362mm.

Vintage European






Early 20th century European workshop violin with a big, even tone. Excellent condition. Labeled "F. Saga Zurich."
Length of back: 359mm.

Pietro Lombardi






Beautifully flamed two-piece maple back and a highly select spruce top. These Eastman instruments are meticulously calibrated for optimum sound production and finished with a hand-applied, multi-layer amber spirit varnish.
Length of back: 355mm.

Rudoulf Doetsch






Excellent upper-level Eastman violin crafted with select German spruce and maple. Classic look with lightly antiqued spirit varnish.

Wilhelm Klier






An excellent choice for the advancing violinist. One of the top models from Eastman Strings, the Klier is made with aged German tone woods that give this instrument a lush, warm sound.

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.
Length of back: 356mm.

Jay Haide l'ancienne Guarneri






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

SOLD

Jay Haide l'ancienne Strad






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

SOLD

Jay Haide l'ancienne, European wood






Powerful Stradivari pattern violin from Jay Haide with maple and spruce sourced from Europe. Tasteful antiquing. Two-piece back.

SOLD

Jay Haide Vuillaume






The Vuillaume model violin is the Jay Haide workshop's top offering. The pattern is based on the work of the great Parisian luthier Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, and the instrument is crafted with the finest European tone wood.
Length of back: 354.5mm.

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.

SOLD

Nicolas Bertolini






Early 20th century Mirecourt violin branded "Nicolas Bertolini." Attractive fiddle with a dark sound. One-piece back.
Length of back: 362mm.
SOLD

German violin






Vintage German instrument with a big sound. Tasteful flame on a two-piece maple back. Beautifully aged dark varnish. Labeled "Jospeh Kloz."
Length of back: 355mm.

Heberlein





Classic German violin in great condition from the Heberlein workshop. Labeled "Heinrich Theodore Heberlein Jr., Markneukirchen, 1908."
Length of back: 359mm.

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.
Length of back: 360mm.

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.
Length of back: 358mm.

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. In restoration. Inquire for details.

Paul Kaul






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.

SOLD

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.
Length of back: 360mm.

Didier Nicolas






Early 1800s French violin from the Didier Nicolas workshop in Mirecourt. Mesmerizing one-piece back.
Length of back: 361mm.