Ernst Heinrich Roth Violin, Bubenreuth 1965

Ernst Heinrich Roth Violin, Bubenreuth 1965

This is a good EH Roth from the 1960s with an exceptional sound. It’s a very attractive violin in top condition, and it’s the ultimate proof that great violins don’t have to be either old or Italian or eye-wateringly expensive.
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Eugenio Degani Violin, Venice 1898

Eugenio Degani Violin, Venice 1898

This is a very attractive and excellent-sounding violin from the Venetian maker Eugenio Degani. It has some restoration, the scroll is later, and it’s priced accordingly.
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Vladimir Pilar Violin, Hradec Kralove 1982

Vladimir Pilar Violin, Hradec Kralove 1982

This is a lovely late example of the work of Vladimir Pilar, one of the best Czech modern makers and in my view one of the all-time greats – it’s in mint condition and the sound is outstanding.
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Vladimir Pilar Violin, Hradec Kralove 1967

Vladimir Pilar Violin, Hradec Kralove 1967

Vladimir Pilar belonged to one of the great Czech violin-making dynasties – members of this family are still active today. This is a very fine example of his best work – it’s in near mint condition and it has a tremendous solistic sound.
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A Fine English Del Gesu Copy, circa 1870

A Fine English Del Gesu Copy, circa 1870

This is a remarkable and intriguing del Gesu fake, most likely the work of TJ Holder. It’s a beautiful violin with a first class sound, but I don’t suppose we will ever know for sure who made it.
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EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

EA Ouchard Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

EA Ouchard is probably the greatest of 20th century French makers, and this is a lovely example in silver. Made for Georges Coné in Lyon, it’s in excellent condition and a spectacular player as you’d expect from this maker.
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August Rau Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1910

August Rau Violin Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1920

August Rau (1866-1951) is an important maker in the history of German bows. This is a very nice example of his higher quality of bow – the condition is very good, and the sound is big, warm and fruity.
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Dominique Peccatte Viola Bow, Paris circa 1850

Dominique Peccatte Viola Bow, Paris circa 1850

This is an exceptional Dominique Peccatte viola bow in near mint condition – no wear whatsoever, all the silver is original, as is the ivory face. A very handsome example for a collector or a soloist.
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Victor Fetique Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

Victor Fetique Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

Victor Fétique was a prolific and very successful maker whose best bows are on the same level as Sartory. This exceptional example is in near mint condition – the sound is full and brilliant.
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Claude Thomassin Viola Bow , Paris circa 1920

Claude Thomassin Viola Bow, Paris circa 1920

Claude Thomassin is a maker whose star is rising rapidly, and we are always delighted to offer his bows. Here we have a fine viola bow in excellent condition – it’s a powerful stick with a powerful sound.
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ASP Bernardel Viola, Paris 1850

ASP Bernardel Viola, Paris 1850

This is a very beautiful smaller viola by perhaps the most under-rated French maker, ASP Bernardel. As always with this maker, the workmanship and the sound are of the highest quality.
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Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow, Paris circa 1965

Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow, Paris circa 1965

Jean Jacques Millant is perhaps the most innovative and brilliant of 20th century French makers. This futuristic bow represents a high point in his craft – it’s a remarkable player and the condition is as new.
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Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1880

Jean Joseph Martin was one of the extraordinary team of makers assembled by JB Vuillaume, and his bows very often follow the Vuillaume model. This is a more personal creation with a distinctive head – very unusually it bears an authentic Dominique Peccatte brand. The bow is in near perfect condition.
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Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1870

Jean Joseph Martin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1870

This is a very nice Vuillaume model bow made by JJ Martin around 1885. Branded “J. Guarini”, it’s a very fine example of this maker’s work – it has a powerful stick with a big bright sound.
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WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, William Retford c1930

WE Hill & Son Violin Bow, William Retford c1930

Branded WE H&S, this remarkable bow was made by William R. Retford around 1930. A very responsive player of an ideal weight, in a fine state of preservation, this bow comes from the private collection of one of the most respected experts in Hill bows.
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Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1840

Etienne Pajeot Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1840

This is a particularly beautiful Pajeot violin bow from the maker’s best period – it’s in excellent condition, original in all parts, and it plays with a rare combination of strength and finesse.
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Betts Workshop Violin, London circa 1820

Betts Workshop Violin, London circa 1820

It’s questionable how many violins John Betts himself made, but he employed an illustrious group of makers such as Tobin, Vincenzo and Joseph Panormo, both Bernard Simon Fendts and John Furber, along with other less well known names. Betts instruments tend to exhibit very high standards of craftsmanship and tone.
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Ferdinand Gagliano Violin, Naples, 1760

Ferdinand Gagliano Violin, Naples, 1760

Ferdinand Gagliano (1738-1804) was the son of Nicolo and nephew of Gennaro. His violins have always been appreciated for their excellent tonal qualities – this example has exceptional clarity and projection.
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Jean Joseph Martin Viola Bow, Paris circa 1880

Jean Joseph Martin Viola Bow, Paris circa 1880

Jean Joseph Martin is one of the select group of makers who worked for the Vuillaume shop (1858-1863). His work is very individual, and this is an unusually well preserved viola bow of his from around 1870.
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Joseph Henry Violin Bow, Paris circa 1850

Joseph Henry Violin Bow, Paris circa 1850

Here is another fine bow by Joseph Henry, perhaps our favourite maker. It’s a strong yet supple stick that produces a massive sound – some wear to the handle but otherwise in excellent condition.
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Charles Peccatte Violin Bow, Paris circa 1900

Charles Peccatte Violin Bow, Paris circa 1900

Nephew to Dominique Peccatte and son of François, Charles Peccatte was one of the select group of makers who served time in the Vuillaume shop. Here we have a very fine example of his later style, a great playing bow in an excellent state of preservation.
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Louis Gillet Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1940

Louis Gillet Cello Bow, Mirecourt circa 1940

This is an exceptional cello bow by Louis Gillet in near mint condition. It has an octagonal section stick of mid-brown pernambuco with a vivid random figure – mounts of silver and ebony.
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Grand Adam Cello Bow, Paris circa 1840

Grand Adam Cello Bow, Paris circa 1840

Another great cello bow from one of the less well known Vuillaume makers, Jean “Grand” Adam. A very attractive bow showing hardly any signs of use over its 150 year life, it makes quite an impression.
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Luigi Salsedo Violin 1928

Luigi Salsedo Violin 1928

Here’s another lovely Salsedo violin from 1928, slightly bigger and bolder than the other example we have. The main difference is that it’s red not yellow…
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Eugenio Degani Violin, Venice 1893

Eugenio Degani Violin, Venice 1893

Eugenio Degani is one of the most recognizable of modern Italian makers. His violins are always refined and stylish. Here we have a wonderful sounding example in perfect condition.
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Student violins for sale through teachers

Student violins for sale through teachers

We sell antique violins suitable for students through a network of violin teachers around the world – from Latvia to Los Angeles. If you are a teacher and would like to work with us please get in touch.

Student violins and bows

Student violin bows for sale through teachers

We sell antique violin bows suitable for students through a network of violin teachers around the world – from Latvia to Los Angeles. If you are a teacher and would like to work with us please get in touch.

Nicolas Maire Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1840

Nicolas Maire Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1840

Nicolas Maire is a highly respected Mirecourt maker closely associated with Pajeot, but who made the all-important journey to Paris. His style evolved significantly during his working life – this mid-period stick is in immaculate condition and has superb copy mounts by Derek Wilson.
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Luigi Salsedo Violin, 1928

Luigi Salsedo Violin, 1928

“Luigi Salsedo” instruments are well known in the UK, and have always been well regarded for their excellent tonal properties. This is a typical example in excellent condition, with a rich and powerful sound.
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JA Vigneron Violin Bow, Paris circa 1890

JA Vigneron Violin Bow, Paris circa 1890

This is a lovely bow by Joseph Arthur Vigneron, one of the outstanding makers of the late 19th century. The wood is spectacular, the condition is excellent, and it’s a great playing stick…
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Louis Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

Louis Bazin Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

Louis Bazin was a third generation bow-maker of consummate skill whose work is still undervalued simply because he worked in Mirecourt and not Paris. This bow is a mighty player and in top condition.
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James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1885

James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1885

We are serious fans of James Tubbs, and we sell more bows by him than by any other maker. This is a very typical example of his middle period work, with the rounded ferrule, long adjuster and silver face that are his hallmarks. A small crack in the thumb projection of the frog, otherwise in very good condition overall and an excellent player.
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Emanuel Adam Homolka Violin, Velvary 1825

Emanuel Adam Homolka Violin, Velvary 1825

Emanuel Adam Homolka was the most talented maker to emerge from the Strnad workshop in Prague. His violins are rightly valued for their artistry and their tonal qualities. This is a lovely example with a unique silvery timbre.
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Jean Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1820

Jean Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1820

We are on something of a journey with Persoit, and this is the third bow of his we have offered this year. This one is a very interesting example of his early work. It’s unusually well preserved, and predictably enough it’s a fabulous player.
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iccardo Genovese Violin, Montiglio 1926

Riccardo Genovese Violin, Montiglio 1926

Riccardo Genovese was the principal student of Annibale Fagnola, but his work is softer and the sound always more successful. This is a fine example in great condition with a powerful and very even sound.
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WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow, William Johnston circa 1935

WE Hill & Sons Violin Bow, William Johnston circa 1935

Yet one more excellent Hill bow, this time a fine early gold and tortoiseshell example with a stick by WIlliam Johnston, the frog bearing marks for Bultitude. Some wear to the stick but generally in very fine condition, and a lovely golden tone.
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Louis Gillet Violin Bow, Paris circa 1935

Louis Gillet Violin Bow, Paris circa 1935

Louis Gillet is best known as the maker of many late Sartory bows, but he was a formidable maker in his own right. This is an unusually attactive example – a very well balanced stick in top condition.
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Fornaciari Jr. Violin Bow, Brazil circa 2008

Fornaciari Jr. Violin Bow, Brazil circa 2008

Fornaciari Jr. bows are made in Brazil and are very popular in the US. There’s a wide range of models – this bow is at the top of the range, made with excellent pernambuco and with full silver mounts.
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Joseph Henry Violin Bow, Paris circa 1855

Joseph Henry Violin Bow, Paris circa 1855

This is a very fine Joseph Henry in excellent condition. I have a particular soft spot for Henry, and this bow doesn’t disappoint in looks or in playability. It’s a top level bow for a serious professional.
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James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1880

James Tubbs Violin Bow, London circa 1880

Here we have a very attractive middle period James Tubbs violin bow, engraved DM/MD to the ferrule. Exceptional flamed pernambuco, a strong yet supple stick, and a gorgeous sound.
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FW Chanot Violin, London circa 1910

FW Chanot Violin, London circa 1890

FW Chanot belongs to a distinguished line of violin-makers and experts. This violin is a beautifully preserved del Gesu copy with a powerful and supremely well balanced tone.
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Jacques-Pierre Thibout Violin, Paris 1832

Jacques-Pierre Thibout Violin, Paris 1832

Jacques Pierre Thibout is considered to be one of the best Parisian makers of the early 19th century. We have two violins of his at the moment, this one very much a player’s instrument with some minor restoration and a big bold sound.
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Julius Hubička Violin, Prague 1943

Julius Hubička Violin, Prague 1943

This is an exceptional example of the work of Julius Hubička, a highly productive but maddeningly inconsistent maker of the early 20th century. This particular violin ticks all the boxes – great sound, great condition, great price.
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Louis Gillet Viola Bow, Nancy circa 1940

Louis Gillet Viola Bow, Nancy circa 1940

Louis Gillet is best known for his collaboration with Eugène Sartory,. Here we have a very fine Sartory inspired viola bow in excellent condition, and with playing qualities very similar to a good Sartory.
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JB LeFebvre Violin, Amsterdam 1760

This is a rare and very pretty violin by the 18th century Dutch maker Jacques LeFebvre – it’s a superb sounding instrument in good restored condition.
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Giuseppe Rocca Viola, Turin 1858

Giuseppe Rocca Viola, Turin 1858

This is a remarkable small viola by Giuseppe Rocca in a very pure state of preservation, and with a tonal quality that’s quite astounding for the size.
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Alberto Guerra Viola, Modena 1957

Alberto Guerra Viola, Modena 1957

Made by Alberto Guerra, this is an excellent yet affordable modern Italian viola of good proportions with a warm, fruity sound. It has a slightly “lived-in” appearance but is free from any condition issues.
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