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

Century Strad 4/4. This is an excellent student instrument from Century Strings. This violin is easy to play and harmonious to the ear -- attributes not commonly associated with beginner fiddles. Plus, the quality is outstanding at a very friendly price of $399 w/hardshell case.


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. $650 w/case.


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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. $750

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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. $1,095.



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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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Eduard Reichert, 1909 German 4/4. This is a fine Reichert example in very good condition with no repairs. It has a powerful voice, easy to hear in the back row with excellent playability. $1,799 with case.

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A.W. White 1872 #55, Boston 4/4. This violin is from the bench of the renowned early American maker Asa Warren White. White was highly influential in the Boston school of violin making and was one of the first American luthiers to see Italian master violins in person. He handled more than a few since his shop was down the street from Symphony Hall in Boston. Like many of his violins, this one has a big, bold voice. Some varnish wear and one minor top repair from far in the past. $8,900 w/case.


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Coming Soon:

Dominique Salzar c. 1860, French, 4/4


Violins recently sold:

E. Martin, German 4/4

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