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

Samuel Shen SV100






Student level Stradivari model from Samuel Shen. Fully carved with a tasteful varnish.

$475

Eastman VL105






Good quality student model with dark varnish and moderately flamed maple back. Professional set up.

$520

Nicolas Parola NP10






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

$849

Cedar Music C Model






Beautiful violin for the advancing student. A solid instrument from the workshop of Cedar Music.

$850

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.

$899

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

We also stock several other student-level violin outfits, ranging in price from $399 to $600 for instrument, bow and case.

Violins $1,000 To $2,000

Nicolas Parola NP5






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

$1,095

Reinhold Schmidt






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

$1,200

Martin Beck






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

$1,250

Samuel Shen SV800






Fully carved spruce top and heavily flamed two-piece maple back. Rich oil varnish. Ebony fittings.

$1,380

Josehpus Bosio






From the Amber Strings workshop. Great tone and big volume. Lightly antiqued with a warm amber varnish.

$1,275

Strad model, advancing student






Nice violin for an advancing student, with choice wood and a tastefully antiqued varnish. Brilliant sound in a new instrument from C.A. Music.

$1,375

Nicolas Parola NP15N






Crafted with European tonewoods and featuring a nicely flamed maple back and tightly grained spruce top. Finished with a pure hand-rubbed Italian oil varnish in an antique style.

$1,450

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 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 J.T.L. violin






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

$1,650

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.

$1,716

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.

$1,800

Jurgen Klier






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

$1,850

French violin






Vintage J.T.L. violin from Mirecourt, France. Big, deep sound. Wittner geared pegs. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.

$1,875

Violins $2,000 and up

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

Medio Fino French violin






The Medio Fino models were produced in the late 1800s and early 1900s by the J.T.L. firm in Mirecourt, France, as affordable but good quality student violins. This is one of the best examples we've seen. New bass bar. Wittner geared pegs. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.

$2,100

Pietro Lombardi from Eastman Strings






Strad pattern violin from Eastman Strings with select spruce top and beautifully flamed maple back. Multi-layer amber spirit varnish. Boxwood fittings.

$2,045

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.

$2,400

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.

$2,400

Vintage violin






Early 20th century violin with a deep, bold tone. Reddish-brown varnish. Slab cut maple back. Unlabeled but characteristic of an American maker.

$2,400

German violin






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

$2,750

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

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.

$4,250

John Juzek






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

SOLD

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

Roth violin






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

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