Violins For Sale Under £5K

Our current selection of violins for sale below £5,000, including our new handmade MSV instruments.

MSV violins are designed to produce quality of tone using traditional forms and working practices, without the prohibitive price tag of “named maker” violins. Read about how MSV instruments are made.

MSV 102 Violin, (Standard Violin) 2014


Cremonese pattern violinThis is one of a number of prototypes we made from Cremonese patterns when looking for a successful model with a short back length. This particular violin is 35.2cm but with a conventional stop length, and is designed with the smaller player in mind. Like all of our MSV violins, it’s made entirely with hand tools in Reghin, Transylvania, and is finished with an Italian Balsamic varnish. More details

MSV 108 Stradivarius Pattern Violin with Antique Finish, 2014


MSV 108 Stradivarius Pattern Violin with Antique Finish This is a good Stradivarius pattern violin made entirely with hand tools by one of our Hungarian makers in Reghin. The varnish is an “antiqued” finish which we have developed in collaboration with a specialist restorer in Budapest – we continue to refine this process and welcome any feedback. The sound is charming and refined, not the loudest violin we’ve produced but smooth and silky in character, unusually responsive, even with a light technique. 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

Friedrich Lohmann Violin, Buxtehude 1951


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

JTL Violin, Mirecourt circa 1895


JTL ViolinIt’s very hard to beat a good JTL violin, and this is an unusually good one – very attractive, in great condition, and with an excellent sound. More details

William Robinson Violin, London 1941


William Robinson ViolinWilliam Robinson was a very prolific maker, and while some of the work is hurried, his style is very distinctive and he generally achieved an excellent tone. This is a nice example, with a lovely deep voice and a great response. More details

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