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. $499

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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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Century Strad V420 4/4 – This is a mid-level instrument that delivers outstanding performance and sound at a reasonable price. Nice curl on back and neck. An excellent choice for the advancing student. $750 with hard shell case.

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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 several 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

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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, 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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Lowendall, 1920s German 4/4. This strad model violin comes from the Lowendall workshop in Berlin. It’s a well crafted fiddle in excellent condition overall with a few minor love dings. A very nice instrument that will supply many thousands of hours of sonic pleasure. $1,695

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Mittenwald Strad, 1860s, German 4/4. Here is a classic violin from the legendary Bavarian town that has been a fiddle making center for 350 years. This instrument has been fully restored by Greenway Violins. Full, centered tone with nice projection. Some overall wear and patina. $1,895 with hard shell case.

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Strad 1880s, German 4/4. A fine example of a quality workshop fiddle from Germany. Nice figuring on back and neck. Minor wear. Offers a nice woody mid-range. Fully refurbished by Greenway Violins. $1,795 with hard shell case.

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Andreas Fischer, Czech 1861  4/4. Every so often, a violin comes off the bench and upon sounding the first note, the the skies open and sunlight streams down as angels harmonize. This is that violin. Its tone is warm and strong and throws off frissons of loveliness. Made in a workshop in Znaim just 20 miles up the road from Vienna, Austria, this instrument exhibits a strikingly figured tiger maple back with ebony button cap. The scroll is grafted and the top table has several well-executed repairs barely visible to the eye. It sports geared Knilling perfection pegs which if you haven’t tried them are a revelation. $2,250 with hard shell case.

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Violins Recently Sold:

E. Martin, circa 1900 4/4

French circa 1900 4/4

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

 

 

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