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François Nicolas Voirin Viola Bow, Paris circa 1880

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François Nicolas Voirin Viola Bow, Paris circa 1880
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Jean Pierre Marie Persoit Violin Bow, Paris circa 1830

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Jean Pierre Marie Persoit Violin Bow More details


Friedrich Lohmann Violin, Buxtehude 1951

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Friedrich Lohmann ViolinA great sounding violin by a very talented amateur maker, slightly undersized and perfect for a smaller player. More details


Charles JB Collin-Mézin Violin, Paris 1884

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Charles JB Collin-Mézin ViolinCollin-Mézin is probably one of the best known names in the violin trade. Although the firm went rather downhill in the 20th century, pre-1900 violins by Collin-Mézin Senior are very sought after, partly because they represent the best in French workmanship, partly because they are always successful tonally. More details


K. Gerhard Penzel Violin Bow, Erlbach circa 1980

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K. Gerhard Penzel Violin Bow
The Penzel family have been making bows for over a century, and are still in business. K. Gerhard Penzel (1929-2017) was the third generation of the family. This bow is their top of the range “exquisit” model in gold and tortoiseshell, and is a superb playing stick in near mint condition. More details


Wilhelm Knopf Viola Bow, Markneukirchen circa 1870

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Wilhelm Knopf Viola Bow
This is a composite bow – the stick is by Wilhelm Knopf, the button also Knopf and of the period, the frog later. It represents a great opportunity to get a superb player’s bow at a bargain price. More details


James & John Simpson Viola, London circa 1780

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James & John Simpson ViolaA very fine late 18th century small viola bearing the J&J Simpson label, with a full and rich viola sound. More details


Rod Ward Viola, Cambridge 2005

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Rod Ward ViolaRod Ward has been making great instruments for over 40 years now : http://www.wardviolins.com/. This lovely small viola is a typical example of his aesthetic – not antiqued but very faithful to the early Italian makers. Great sound and near mint condition … More details


Karel Vávra Violin, Prague 1950

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Karel Vávra ViolinPrague has a long and fine tradition of violin-making, and the early 20th century Prague makers produced some of the best sounding modern violins around. Karel Vávra was a leading maker of this school, and here we have a very fine Guarneri-inspired violin of his from 1950. More details


Claude Thomassin Violin Bow, Paris circa 1905

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Claude Thomassin Violin Bow
This is a very fine German bow made in imitation of Claude Thomassin. It’s a great player, strong yet refined, and in excellent condition. More details


August Edwin Prager Viola Bow, Schönlind circa 1920

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August Edwin Prager Viola Bow
Edwin Prager was a less prolific maker than his brother Gustav, but his work is very refined and slightly more sought after. This is a beautiful example in excellent condition, originally sold by Beare & Son More details


MSV 137 Stradivarius Pattern Violin (Artist Violin), 2016

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hand made Stradivarius violinThis is a Stradivarius pattern violin made entirely with hand tools by one of our Hungarian makers in Reghin, and varnished in our shop in Budapest. It has a two-piece back of closely flamed maple and a rich gold/brown Italian balsamic varnish. The sound of this instrument is sweet and clean, articulate yet friendly. As with all our Artist violins, it has great balance and quick response, and is a delight to play. More details


Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow, Paris circa 1970

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Jean-Jacques Millant Violin Bow
This is a very fine Peccatte model violin bow by one of the most popular mid-20th century French makers. More details


Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930

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Emile François Ouchard Violin Bow, Mirecourt circa 1930
This is one of two superb bows we have by this fine French maker. Ouchard apprenticed to Eugène Cuniot, and ended up running the firm of Cuniot-Hury after Cuniot’s death in 1910. From 1923 onwards, Ouchard worked under his own name along with his son Emile Auguste. More details


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