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  Here we show some rareties from the world of violins.              Scroll down & click on the images to see detailed XXL pics !
 
     
Very rare and exceptional violin   Nº 922
 

A very rare shaped violin. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos as part of the description!

 

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Old German master viola - rare resonance bar construction   Nº 988
  Interesting viola around late 1800s with rare resonance-bar construction. Please listen to the video / soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! Elegant crafted scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful viola shows no open cracks or open seams. Elegant crafted scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful viola shows no open cracks or open seams. Medium to fine grained spruce front, nicely flamed 1-piece maple back. New setup with palisander pegs, new ebony tailpiece, new ebony chinrest, new bridge and new strings.. Measures aprox.: total 63 cm / 24.8", body 38 cm / 15", vibrating chord length 35,4 cm / 13.9", weight 569 gr / 20.1 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask.
     
Rare Julius Zoller viola from 1948.   Nº 663
zoller viola  

Top collector's instrument: Rare old German master viola - Julius Zoller 1948. Please listen to the video / soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! Probably the only one left rare Julius Zoller viola. This viola has the soundholes in the ribs (5 on each side), and has a 5th sympathetic string under the fingerboard tuned in F. Julius Zoller violins were complete novelty in body shape and design: circular lower bout, and followed by a rectangular top with rounded top corners, arching almost no groove, no sound holes in the table, but in the ribs on both sides of each 5 elongated openings (approximately 8x25 mm), rather than a purfling there's an insert flat heel, the saddle is only loosely attached to the table. The 5 pegs are thin metal shafts with plastic handles; flexible bridge with 4 feet attached to the table. Measures aprox.: total 67 cm / 25.2", body 40 cm / 15.7", vibrating chord length 36 cm / 13.6", weight 639 gr / 22.58 oz.

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Rare old German master violin - Julius Zoller 1950.   Nº 103
julius zoller violin  

Please listen to the video / soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! One of the very last ones left on the open market. This violin has the soundholes in the ribs (5 on each side), and has a 5th sympathetic string under the fingerboard tuned in C. Julius Zoller violins were complete novelty in body shape and design: circular lower bout, and followed by a rectangular top with rounded top corners, arching almost no groove, no sound holes in the table, but in the ribs on both sides of each 5 elongated openings (approximately 8x25 mm), rather than a purfling there's an insert flat heel, the saddle is only loosely attached to the table. The 5 pegs are Wittner metal core Finetuning-pegs; flexible bridge with feet attached to the table. Measures aprox.: total 63 cm / 24.8", body 37 cm / 14.56", vibrating chord length 32,7 cm / 12.87", weight 567 gr / 20 oz.

 

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    Nº 610
 

A very rare shaped violin. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos as part of the description!

 

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A very rare shaped violin.   Nº 850
 

A very rare shaped violin. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos as part of the description! Rarely crafted scroll and body from intensely flamed maple. This exceptional violin shows no cracks or open seams. The bridge functions also like a soundpost - the left foot goes into the body and is pedestalled on a diagonal bassbar. Both bassbars are diagonal from the upper left to the lower right. Interesting unique violin in immediate playing condition! Please listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 60 cm / 23.6", body 36 cm / 14.17", vibrating chord length 32,5 cm / 12.8", weight 583 gr / ~20.5 oz.

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Exceptional rare old Italian violin - Giustino Polidoro 1978   Nº 107
giustino polidoro  

Exceptional rare old Italian violin - Giustino Polidoro 1978. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos as part of the description!

No cracks or open seams. Medium to fine grained spruce table and 1-piece back. Extension on the left shoulder showing the tower of the Chieti cathedral. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our luthiers and by our violin player on playability. It received new set up with new ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece & chinrest, a new bridge, new soundpost and new strings. Very rare old collector's violin in immediate playing condition! Measures aprox.: total 59,5 cm / 23.4", body 36 cm / 14.17", vibrating chord length 31,5 cm / 12.4", weight 711 gr / ~25.08 oz.

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19th CENTURY FRENCH MASTER VIOLIN GEORGE CHANOT   Nº 831
chanod violin  

Rare fine old French master violin - George Chanot workshop around late 1800s. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams. Masterly carved reversed scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. The table is medium to fine grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is intensively flamed maple. Ebony fingerboard and pegs with mother-of-pearl inlays. The instrument has been revised by our luthiers and checked by our violin player on playability. In our workshop it received new set-up with a new ebony chinrest, a newly fitted bridge, new soundpost and new gut strings (except of the steel E-string). Very rare old French master violin in immediate playing condition! total 59 cm / 23.2", body 36,8 cm / 14.5", vibrating chord length 33 cm / 13", weight 468 gr / ~16.5 oz. Alternatively the violin could also be mounted with a normal tailpiece.

 

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VERY RARE SHAPED OLD VIOLIN   Nº 846
 

Presumably German around 1930s - the label is in our opinion not authentic. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!Finely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams. Medium to fine grained spruce front and beautiful 1-piece maple back. The violin was completely revised by our luthier and checked on playability by our violin player. In our workshop it received new ebony pegs, ebony tailpiece, ebony chinrest, a new bridge and new strings. Beautiful rare instrument in immediate playing condition! Please listen to the sound ! Measures aprox.: total 60 cm / 23.6", body 36,4 cm / 14.3", vibrating chord length 33,5 cm / 13.2", weight 475 gr / ~16.75 oz.

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