Violins

Haide 101

Haide 101 level violin from Ifshin Violins in California.

Alfredo

Alfredo level violin from Germantown Violin Company.

Revelle 600

Revelle 600 level violin from Connolly Music

Maestro

Maestro level violin from Germantown Violin Company

Sedgwick

Our Philadelphia Series Sedgwick-level violin.

Arcos Camillo Callegari

Camillo Callegari level violin from Arcos Brasil

Fairmount

Fairmount-level violin made for Mount Airy Violins & Bows.

Haide l’Ancienne

Jay Haide l’ancienne violin from Ifshin Violins in California.

Husson & Buthod

Husson workshop from Mirecourt, France. Honey-brown varnish, with a two-piece back of narrow flame. Sound is typically French, quite responsive. 361 mm [SOLD]

Shelley Rodgers

A local maker from the Newark School of Violinmaking, England. Amber varnish, with a two-piece back of mild flame. Bright, projective sound, with excellent responsiveness. 358 mm

Hiroshi Kono

2014 instrument from this Japanese workshop. [SOLD]

‘Florentina’

The ‘Florentina’ was the house brand of violin for the Carl Fischer Co. in New York. This one is a Gagliano model from 1929.

Caressa & Francais

French violin by the Caressa & Francais workshop.

Ludwig Heberlein

German violin made for the dealer Ludwig Heberlein. Big, resonant sound.

Heinrich Th. Heberlein, 1914

Markneukirchen violin of red varnish with golden ground. One-piece slab-cut back. Boasts a large, warm sound with a hint of an edge. 356 mm

Heinrich Th. Heberlein, 1903

Markneukirchen violin of deep red varnish and a one-piece back of narrow flame. Huge, powerful voice that remains silky smooth under the ear. Excellent value! 354 mm 

Wurlitzer Shop

German violin made by Wilhelm Albin Kessler for the Rembert Wurlitzer shop in Cincinnati. Circa 1920.

Conn Wonder 1924

Violin made by the Conn Wonder Co. in Elkhart, Indiana.

Frederick Rowe, 1963

Violin by this Ft. Lauderdale, FL maker.

Giancarlo Arcieri Studio

‘Studio’ instrument regraduated, varnished, and set up by this NYC maker.

Jacques LeClerc 1926

Violin from the Laberte workshop in Mirecourt, France.

Ernst Reinhold Schmidt

Violin from the Ernst Reinhold Schmidt workshop in Markneukirchen.

Orest Nakonechny Studio

‘Studio’ instrument regraduated, varnished, and set up by this Violinmaking School of the Americas graduate.

Ville de Cremone

French workshop violin bearing a label of ‘a la Ville de Cremone’.

French, Unlabeled

French violin of unknown maker.

Shaun Fosdick

Violin from this Redwing School graduate.

Gallery above is only a sample of our collection which is constantly changing. The violins below are also in at this time. Photos available on request.
Heinrich Gill, Arcos Caligari, ‘Leduc’ Bench Copy from Maple Leaf Strings.

Collin-Mezin Workshop

1923 instrument from this French Workshop. Clear, bright sound with a crisp response. [SOLD]

Robert McCluskie 2014

2014 Guarneri model, with red-brown varnish over golden ground. Slightly antiqued, with a one-piece back of narrow flame. Smooth, open sound with some warmth. 356 mm

Mathias Heinicke Workshop

1925 instrument from the workshop of Mathias Heinicke. Large, bright sound, with good responsiveness.

Robert McCluskie 2014

#394 from this Washington, DC-area maker. Personal model. Sound is large and crisp, with a bit of warmth.

Marco Nolli 2001

2001 work from this Italian maker. Tan varnish over golden ground with some antiquing. Open, airy sound with some warmth. 355 mm.

Adam Goltry

Violin by this North Carolina maker and Violinmaking School of the Americas graduate.

Jean-Patrick Moisy

Violin from this French maker, currently living in Ireland.

Claire Curtis 2010

Violin by this Maine maker.

Collin-Mezin 1929

Guarneri model from this well-known French workshop. Two-piece back of narrow flame with strong vertical grain. Brown varnish. Sound is open and airy, with typically French characteristics. 363 mm

Lyon & Healy ‘Cremonatone’

French-made violin (poss. Mougenot workshop) for this Chicago dealership. Large, smooth sound with excellent volume. Highly recommended! [SOLD]

Julia Felix 2015

Guarneri model violin by this Washington maker and North Bennet Street School graduate.

The gallery above is only a sample of our collection, which is constantly changing. These violins below are also in at this time. Photos available on request.

  1. Samuel Payton – a 2010 violin from this Philadelphia maker. A Plowden Guarneri honey-brown model w/ 1-piece slab-cut back 352mm
  2. Daniel Fisher – This 2010 violin made by this North Carolina maker has an amber-brown varnish and a two-piece back. It has a well-balanced sound, with a slight throatiness. 356 mm.
  3. Robert McCluskie  – #399 is a 2014 Guarneri model, with honey-brown varnish over golden ground. Two-piece back of medium flame. Some antiquing. Open, woody sound. 355 mm
  4. Robert McCluskie  – Made in 2013 this Strad model has a two-piece back of medium flame. Golden-brown varnish over golden ground. Antiqued. Open, woody sound. 354 mm
  5. Fritz Moennig – Number 215 by this German maker, the cousin of the founder of the Moennig shop in Philadelphia. Stradivarius model with a one-piece back of narrow flame. Brown varnish. Large, open sound with a hint of warmth. 356 mm

Alex Wilson

Copy of a 1732 Guarneri del Gesu from this Utah maker. Large, open sound with a bit of warmth. Highly recommended!

Ben Ruth

Made in 2005 by VSA Hors-Concours winner Benjamin Ruth. This violin #200 has beautiful golden varnish over golden ground, with minor antiquing. Two-piece back of narrow flame. Large, bright sound. 354 mm

Christopher Jacoby

A 2015 violin with a two-piece back of prominent narrow flame, with dark brown varnish over golden ground. Antiqued. Warm, rich, chocolate sound. 357 mm back length.

Warren Ellison

Made in 2010 this violin has dark brown varnish with a narrowly-flamed one-piece back. The instrument has a brilliant, projecting sound. 354 mm

David Folland & John Young

Collaboration between these two makers. Bright, precise sound, with excellent responsiveness and plenty of volume.

Clifford Roberts

Violin by this Italian-trained Philadelphia luthier.

Christopher Ulbricht

2012 violin from this Indianapolis maker.

Cameron Robertson

Violin from this Violinmaking School of the Americas graduate and Atlanta resident.