April 2020

Please note our message on the home page.

We probably have the largest selection of quality 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

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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

 


ALSO OF PARTICULAR NOTE THIS MONTH, A SELECTION OF

3/4 & 7/8 VIOLINS OF GOOD QUALITY

3/4

German 3/4 c1880  £800

German 3/4 c1890  £950

7/8

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

 

4/4

French circa 1890 “Copie de Stradivarius”


German Violin by Wolff Brothers labelled and dated 1898

A beautiful example from this workshop saved from the hands of a keen amateur who had sought to file down the neck and fingerboard to possibly suit a tiny hand, but making it impossible to be played by an adult.  We took the unusual step on this type of instrument of making a new neck, preserving the original head, and it is now back to it’s former glory, looking and sounding great.

 


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

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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


 


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

An excellent example from this well respected maker, this particular instrument is stamped internally with the date Juin 1910 but is labelled and dated 1912 confirming the practice of the fine French makers hanging their instruments most probably ‘in the white’ to season and adjust before being varnished, rested again, and subsequently sold.  This particular example is in fine condition and is most probably a collaboration between the father and the son, producing fine quality instruments on the Stradivari model. 

Good German “Albert Lorenz”


French by Marc Laberte 1932


 


Excellent example of the work of GEORGE DYKER dated 1942


French Violin, school of Sebastien Vuillaume 1875