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.
Student level violin from the Amber Strings workshop. Great price for a quality instrument that's been professionally set up.
Vintage German violin labeled Carl Meisel. Great bargain for a loud and muscular fiddle. Set up with Helicore strings.
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.
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.
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.
New Romanian-made violin with European tonewoods and a big sound. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.
A classic German Stradivari model from the E. Reinhold Schmidt workshop. Dated 1938.
Early 20th Century German workshop Stradivari model with a dark tone. Set up with Evah Pirazzi strings.
Samuel Shen SV800
Fully carved spruce top and heavily flamed two-piece maple back. Rich oil varnish. Ebony fittings.
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 from this 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.
Solid and tasteful vintage Strad pattern violin from Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy. One-piece back. Set up with Thomastik TI strings.
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.
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.
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
Nice old workshop violin re-voiced with a new bass bar and re-graduations. Big, even tone. Excellent condition. Labeled "F. Saga Zurich."
French Strad model
French Strad model from the 19th century. One-piece back with a rich brown varnish.
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.
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.
Nicely antiqued German workshop violin in great condition. Dark tone, good response and easy playability.
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.
Late 19th century Guarneri model with widely flamed two-piece maple back. Clean, well-rounded sound. $4,000
18th century French violin attributed to Louis Guersan. Golden-brown varnish with a high arch and widely flamed one-piece maple back. $9,250
Rich, dark varnish and robust tone. Nice German instrument from the late 1800s. High arch. Labeled "Fried. Aug. Glass."
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."
Superb early 20th century European violin. A beautiful, resonant instrument in great condition. Labeled "Degani."
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