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

Novizio






Student level violin from the Amber Strings workshop. Great price for a quality instrument that's been professionally set up.

$525

Carl Meisel






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

$725

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.

$849

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

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

Carlo Moretti by Amber Strings






Tastefully antiqued Stradivari model. Upgraded violin with a strong, clear tone. Two-piece maple back with amber varnish. Great set-up.

$1,000

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. Comfortable playability for an advancing student.

$1,095

Martin Beck






New Romanian-made violin with European tonewoods and a big sound. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.

$1,150

Reinhold Schmidt






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

$1,200

German Strad






Early 20th Century German workshop Stradivari model with a dark tone. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.

$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 from this 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 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

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

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

French Strad model






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

$2,200

E. Monheimer






Big sound from this Amati pattern violin made in Markneukirchen, Germany, in the 1920s. Labeled E. Monheimer, a trade name used in the early 20th century for violins imported by New York-based music wholesaler Perlberg & Halpin.

$2,350

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

German violin






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

$2,750

Balestrieri model






Tommaso Balestrieri model from Shar Fine Instruments. Warm, bold tone. Nice instrument for an intermediate player.

$3,000

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.

$3,600

Czech Stainer model






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

$3,800

Guarneri model






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

$4,000

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

German violin






Lovely 19th century European workshop instrument with beautiful red varnish. Fully restored with new bass bar and re-graduations. Clear, rich and bold with great projection. Labeled "Joseph Dalaglio."

SOLD

Vintage European






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

SOLD