Part Size Instruments

Our part-size instruments are all offered with a trade-in guarantee. This means that if you buy a small instrument from us and wish to upgrade after a couple of years, we will take it back and credit the full purchase price against a larger instrument. If the condition of your smaller instrument has deteriorated significantly, we will negotiate a trade-in price which is fair to you.

Three-quarter Mirecourt Violin c1930


Three-quarter Mirecourt Violin circa 1930This is a great-sounding three-quarter violin made in Mirecourt, France around 1930. I don’t immediately recognize the workshop, but the construction is 100% French. Very neatly made with good wood, although unlabelled this violin is rather better than average. There are two restored cracks to the table above and below the right f-hole, and a couple of dunts here and there as you would expect from a well-used child’s violin – otherwise the condition is very good. The sound is big, broad and rewarding. More details

Half Size Violin, Médio Fino, JTL Mirecourt circa 1910


Half-Size Violin, Médio Fino, JTL Mirecourt circa 1910This is a rather cute half size violin from the JTL (Jérome Thibouville-Lamy) workshops in Mirecourt. The Médio Fino was and still is a very popular student model, basic in construction but always reliable in tone. More details

Half-Size Violin, JTL “Célèbre Vosgien” circa 1920


An old French half-size size violin Another lovely JTL half-size size violin from the Mirecourt firm of Jerome Thibouville-Lamy, and bearing their “Célèbre Vosgien” label. It’s in perfect condition – normally half-size instruments bear a lot of scars, but this one has been carefully looked after, and even the original varnish is looking good after nearly a century. A nice sounding instrument too, warm and rounded throughout the register. More details

Small ¾ Mirecourt Stradivarius Pattern Violin circa 1900

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Small ¾ Mirecourt Stradivarius Pattern circa 1900A particularly attractive Mirecourt ¾ violin with a Stradivarius 1723 label, this instrument has the refinements of better Mirecourt work such as an inked scroll and rib corners, slightly fluted f-holes and a rich amber-brown oil varnish. The sound is bright, sweet and musical, surprisingly good for the size of the violin. More details

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