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.


Eastman VL105

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



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


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.


Nicolas Parola NP10

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


Cedar Music C Model

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


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 .


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.


Martin Beck

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


Reinhold Schmidt

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


Samuel Shen SV800

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


Josehpus Bosio

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


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.


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.


French violin

Solid and tasteful vintage Strad pattern violin from Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy. One-piece back. Set up with Thomastik TI strings.


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.


French violin

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


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.


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.


Jurgen Klier

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


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."


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.


German violin

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


Czech Stainer model

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



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.


Guarneri model

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


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.


John Juzek

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


French violin

18th century French violin attributed to Louis Guersan. Golden-brown varnish with a high arch and widely flamed one-piece maple back.