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.
Good quality student model with dark varnish and moderately flamed maple back. Professional set up.
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.
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 .
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.
New Romanian-made violin with European tonewoods and a big sound. Great value for an advancing student.
From the Amber Strings workshop. Great tone and big volume. Lightly antiqued with a warm amber varnish.
Samuel Shen SV800
Fully carved spruce top and heavily flamed two-piece maple back. Rich oil varnish. Ebony fittings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New instrument from the Jurgen Klier workshop in Germany. Aged European tonewoods with tasteful antiquing. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.
Vintage J.T.L. violin from Mirecourt, France. Big, deep sound. Wittner geared pegs. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.
Violins $2,000 and up
Nice old workshop violin re-voiced with a new bass bar and re-graduations. Big, even tone. Excellent condition. Labeled "F. Saga Zurich."
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.
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.
$2,400 (OUT OF STOCK)
Early 20th century violin with a deep, bold tone. Reddish-brown varnish. Slab cut maple back. Unlabeled but characteristic of an American maker.
Nicely antiqued German workshop violin in great condition. Dark tone, good response and easy playability.
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.
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
Classic French Strad model with tasteful one-piece back. Dated 1942 and labeled "Paul Beuscher." $6,000
Well-preserved vintage European instrument from the Juzek workshop in Czechoslovakia. Labeled John Juzek, Violinmaker in Prague, 1934. One-piece back. SOLD
18th century French violin attributed to Louis Guersan. Golden-brown varnish with a high arch and widely flamed one-piece maple back. $9,250
1929 Guarneri pattern violin from the Ernst Heinrich Roth workshop in Markneukirchen, Germany. Pristine condition with well flamed two-piece maple back. INQUIRE FOR PRICE
Early 1800s French violin from the Didier Nicolas workshop in Mirecourt. This is one of two D. Nicolas violins we're in the process of restoring. INQUIRE FOR PRICE
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