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

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

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

Martin Beck






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

$1,150

Reinhold Schmidt






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

$1,200

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 violin






Vintage French workshop violin from the 1930s with a clear, strong tone. Two-piece back. Set up with Thomastik TI strings.

SOLD

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

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

Czech Stainer model






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

SOLD

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 (IN RESTORATION)