February 2020

We probably have the largest selection of good old violins in the area in this price range, and would encourage anyone looking for a really good instrument to come and try our selection by appointment.  Every violin we sell has been thoroughly prepared and comes to you with our professional guarantee of authenticity and condition, together with a free annual check-over to ensure it remains in tip-top playing order.  Come and enjoy the process of choosing your next instrument in our comfortable practice room and talk to us about what you are seeking?  We have 40 years experience in helping musicians find their ideal instrument.

Chinese student (outfit) £350.00 complete

This comes with a decent lightweight oblong case with cover, a new bow, and is adjusted in our workshop to good playing order


Chinese ‘Andante’ model (outfit)  £650.00 complete

This comes with a lovely lightweight oblong case with cover, a better quality bow, the instrument is of a slightly ‘antiqued’ appearance and is adjusted in our workshop to good playing order





German 3/4 c1880  £800

German 3/4 c1890  £950


Old German 7/8 circa 1900 £1600

French Barzoni school 7/8 circa 1900 £2000

French, J B Colin school 7/8 circa 1900 £2200



French circa 1890 “Copie de Stradivarius”

New handmade Chinese reproduction style, one piece back

German violin labelled  “Made in Mittenwald, Germany 1910”

German labelled Schweitzer, Dresden c 1890

German, Markneukirchen circa 1910

French, Breton school circa 1880

French, Rene Cune, Mirecourt 1924

English by Peter Clay 1977

French, Mirecourt c1890 ” Michel-Ange Garini”

French, J Thibouville-Lamy  Strad copy c1900

German Dresden school c1890, labelled ‘Kloz’

Good German labelled Rinaldi 1896

Mirecourt c 1900 labelled Michel Gerard

Good French 7/8 size

“Grand Concert” Saxony circa 1890

Charles Bailley workshops 1919

Hawkes & Son “The Professor” 1895

Another Hawkes & Son violin, this one is the “Maggini”model circa 1900 finished in stunning birds-eye maple

hawkes birds-eye


The third “Hawkes & Son” instrument in our collection, this is labelled ‘Hawkes and Sons Tyrolese Violin‘ and is in immaculate condition, most probably dating from the good 1890’s period

German violin by Wolff Brothers 1898, labelled and dated and presented in absolutely mint condition

Wolff Bros 1898


Good French violin by Collin- Mezin, labelled signed, numbered and dated 1912, 

Good German “Albert Lorenz”

French by Marc Laberte 1932

Stunning English Violin by T Grater & Son 1908, Guadagnini model

Excellent example of the work of GEORGE DYKER dated 1942

French Violin, school of Sebastien Vuillaume 1875