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.

Century Strad FrontCentury Strad Back

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Medio Fino circa 1890, 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. $795

Fritz Otto Kaiser FrontFritz Otto Kaiser Back

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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

Fritz Otto Kaiser FrontFritz Otto Kaiser Back

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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

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.

Eduard Reichert FrontEduard Reichert BackEduard Reichert Scroll

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Amati, 1960s, German 4/4. This violin delivers all the sweetness of an Amati in a truly beautiful package. The one-piece maple back is a treasure, the scroll scrumptious, and the golden varnish luminescent. It just feels right in your hands. This fiddle has a very quick response across all strings and a respectable low end. One nearly indiscernable top repair. $999

Amati FrontAmati BackAmati Scroll

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Stradivarius, circa 1920, Czech 4/4. This is a nicely made and excellent sounding European violin. Beautiful flame on back, skillful scroll, rosewood fittings. Minor wear. Perfect for the advancing classical player. $995 with used case.

Medio FrontMedio Back

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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

Czech Strad FrontCzech Strad BackCzech Strad Scroll

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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

E. Martin FrontE. Martin BackE. Martin Scroll

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Coming Soon:

French 4/4 circa 1910

Violins Recently Sold:

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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