If you live outside the Washington, DC area and would like to buy one of the violins below please contact me at 703-405-6230 or by email. I ship violins via US Postal Service and offer a 10-day return policy.


Full Size Violins

Fritz Otto Kaiser, 1974, German 4/4. Higher arching more toward an Amati. Easy to play and has a well-balanced sound. In good condition with minor playing wear. $895

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Liu Xi, Shanghai 4/4. This is a high-end Asian workshop violin that is handmade -- and absolutely beautiful. All appointments are there, from the finely tooled scroll to the properly graduated top and luxurious finish. Killer curly maple on back, neck and sides! Sings in a darker tone, with plenty of response. $795 w/case. ON SALE!


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Martini Augusto 4/4. A beautiful, hand-varnished instrument with a handsome one-piece back and boxwood fittings. Guarneri pattern. Full and even tone through all registers. Nice angiquing. Minor playing wear. $950 ON SALE!

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Eduard Reichert, 1910, German 4/4. Reichert violins were made in Saxony and deliver some of the best tonal color available in older European workshop fiddles. This example sports a medium top grain, two-piece back and a nicely defined scroll. Minor top repairs. Some playing wear. $895


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Amati, 1960s, German 4/4. This violin delivers all the sweetness of an Amati in a truly beautiful package. The one-piece maple back is a treasure, the scroll scrumptious and the golden varnish luminescent. It just feels right in your hands. This fiddle has a very quick response across all strings and a respectable low end. One nearly indiscernable top repair. $999


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Stradivarius, circa 1920, Czech 4/4. This is a nicely made and excellent sounding European violin. Beautiful flame on back, skillful scroll, rosewood fittings. Minor wear. Perfect for the advancing classical player. $995 with used case.

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Guarneri, circa 1890, European 4/4. This voilin wandered into the shop a few months ago. The previous owner said his uncle had played the instrument and that it "sounded good." Well, he's right. Broad in the beam like a good Gaurneri and with flat arching, this fiddle delivers a very even tone across all strings and in all registers. If you like a big, woody "middle" in a violin, this one's for you. Minor playing wear, new pegs and Evah Pirazzi strings. $1,395


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E. Martin, 1920s, German 4/4. I've never played an E. Martin that didn't sound superb. This violin is no exception and delivers a smooth, mature tone. Made in Saxony in one of the best German workshops, this Strad- pattern example has an attractive two-piece back and marked curl on ribs and neck plus black chasing on scroll. Minor playing wear. $1,250



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E. Martin, 1920s, German 4/4. Another E. Martin in excellent condition. Strong midrange voice and big volume. $1,350 ON SALE!


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Violins recently sold:

Alberto Bertini, circa 1900, German 4/4

JTL Medio Fino, French 1885 4/4

Schroetter, 1940s, German 4/4

Caussin label, circa 1870, German 4/4

Strad, circa 1890, German 4/4

R.W. McCluskie, 1996 American 4/4

Maggini, 1890 4/4

E. Martin, 1920 4/4

R.W. McCluskie, 2002 American 4/4

R.W. McCluskie, 2013 American 4/4

Jos. Bohman, 1900 4/4

George Maynard, circa 1890, American 4/4

Heberlin, circa 1900, German 4/4

JTL Medio Fino, circa 1885, French 4/4

Maggini copy, circa 1890, German 4/4

Terence O'Loughlin, 1921, Boston 4/4

Carlo Alberi, circa 1890, German 4/4