Violins

If you live outside the Washington, DC area and would like to buy one of the violins below, please contact me at 703-405-6230 or by email. I ship violins via US Postal Service and offer a 10-day return policy.

Full Size Violins

Century Strad 4/4 – This is an excellent student instrument from Century Strings. This violin is easy to play and harmonious to the ear — attributes not commonly associated with beginner fiddles. Plus, the quality is outstanding at a very friendly price of $399 w/hard shell case and bow. A perfect beginner package!

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Medio Fino circa 1900, French 4/4 – From the famed French workshop of Jarome Thibouville Lamy comes this Medio Fino. It was the Volkswagen of the line but don’t let that deter you. These violins have loads of woody middle and tons of fiddle oomph and spirit. $600

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Martini Augusto 4/4. A beautiful, hand-varnished instrument with a handsome one-piece back and boxwood fittings. Guarneri pattern. Full and even tone through all registers. Nice antiquing. Minor playing wear. $750

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Fritz Otto Kaiser, 1974, German 4/4. Higher arching more toward an Amati. Easy to play and has a well-balanced sound. In good condition with minor playing wear. $895

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German, circa 1900 4/4 . Here’s a tough-love strad that’s seen a lot of music.  It’s fully restored and numerous top repairs are good for another 100 years of playing. These violins always have a little extra soul and juju. This violin has a strong voice that’s perfect for a violin section or a [pick your genre] jam session. Fully carved scroll and attractive curl on back plate. $995

Fritz Otto Kaiser FrontFritz Otto Kaiser BackEduard Reichert Scroll

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Eduard Reichert, 1910, German 4/4. Reichert violins were made in Saxony and deliver some of the best tonal color available in older European workshop fiddles. This example sports a medium top grain, two-piece back and a nicely defined scroll. Minor top repairs. Some playing wear. $1,095.

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E. Martin, circa 1900, German 4/4. Another excellent E. Martin violin. This Amati model has a  slightly fancier scroll than usual. Beautiful one-piece back. Sweet highs and even tone throughout. Some finish wear. $1,150

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E. Martin, 1920s, German 4/4. I’ve never played an E. Martin that didn’t sound superb. This violin is no exception and delivers a smooth, mature tone. Made in Saxony in one of the best German workshops, this Strad-pattern example has an attractive two-piece back and marked curl on ribs and neck plus black chasing on scroll. Minor playing wear. $1,250

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Grand Concert, French 4/4 Circa 1900. Here’s a beautiful violin on an Amati pattern but with double purfling, like a Maggini. It is in excellent condition with stylish rosewood fittings. This violin has been revoiced and fully refurbished by Greenway Violins and delivers a colorful, full tone with outstanding playability — perfect for an orchestra and/or a jam session. $2,150 with new hard shell case.

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Violins Recently Sold:

1920 Czech strad 4/4

1960s Amati 4/4

D. Salzar 4/4

E. Martin, German 4/4

Alberto Bertini, circa 1900, German 4/4

JTL Medio Fino, French 1885 4/4

Schroetter, 1940s, German 4/4

Caussin label, circa 1870, German 4/4

Strad, circa 1890, German 4/4

R.W. McCluskie, 1996 American 4/4

Maggini, 1890 4/4

E. Martin, 1920 4/4

R.W. McCluskie, 2002 American 4/4

R.W. McCluskie, 2013 American 4/4

Jos. Bohman, 1900 4/4

George Maynard, circa 1890, American 4/4

Heberlin, circa 1900, German 4/4

JTL Medio Fino, circa 1885, French 4/4

Maggini copy, circa 1890, German 4/4

Terence O’Loughlin, 1921, Boston 4/4

Carlo Alberi, circa 1890, German 4/4

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