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VIOLINS

 VIOLINS over £2,500.00

VIOLINS between £1,000.00- £2,500.00

VIOLINS under £1,000.00

FRACTIONAL SIZED VIOLINS

We have a continual stock of second hand or re-conditioned student instrument outfits from fractional to full size. All outfits have been checked over in our workshop and are set up and ready to play.

Do phone or email us to check what we have in stock, ask for our advice, or match your requirements.

 

 

 

VIOLINS over £2,500.00

 

CS6/ 84English Handmade Violin branded  "Betts London" under button and on lower rib. c1810                                                                                            £9,000.00   

In excellent condition with original neck, set up at Moseley Violins.

Noted for his fine workmanship, this is a collector's and a player's instrument. It has a well-regulated exceptionally sweet, rounded tone with depth of sound. One of his finer instruments. A.L.

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CS7/ 57A  Handmade violin by Caroline Cros, London circa 2000 (with second hand black rectangular case)                                                  £6,500.00     

                          

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"The tone of this instrument is crystal clear and resonant with a wide range of tonal colours; a soloist sound. A.L

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CS7/ 18 J Langstaffe, Modern handmade violin in 2009                                                                                                £5,500.00

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"A fine modern instrument with instant response, power and depth of tone, deeper response to be drawn from familiarisation with this instrument" A. L.

 

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CS7/ 24A 2009 Edward Gaut 'Strad Millanono' model 1728.'              £5,000.00

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'Sweet mellow tone. Exudes quality. Exceptional 'A' string.' A.L. 

 

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CS7/ 85A Handmade English copy of Guilo Degani 1913 circa 1950's  (with second hand case- with damaged cover).           £4,500.00

Possesses a full radiance of tone with instant effect. Lovely chamber music instrument.  A.L.

 

   

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CS6/ 52 Violin By John Reed and James Beatley, Dublin, 2008, (with second hand black canvas oblong case)                                                                                  £4,500.00 

 

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"A good looking and beautifully hand-made violin , combining power, brilliance and quality Soloist choice" A. L.

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CS7/24B  Edward Gaut, 2009 Copy of Ruggeri 1704,                  £3,500.00
 
"Fine Baroque violin, with gut strings. produces a warm sound with good volume. A.L "

 

 

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CS7/75  Handmade violin by Derek Roberts, 1992 (with second hand brown canvas covered case)                 £3,500.00
 
Well executed modern making with deep red brown oil varnish, meticulous workmanship and excellent tone

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‘A sweet compact tone with good projection. A god instrument for any player wanting to develop a more confident sound.’ AL

 

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CS6/ 34  Handmade Violin by Gerard Murphy, London 1994, in excellent condition.                                                                                              £3,000.00

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"a bright resonance throughout the range . Noticeable clarity in high positions - desirable for soloist playing" A. L.

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MV8/ 82e Full size French handmade violin, labelled Emile L'Humbert, 34 Rue De Passy Paris Annee 1923 no 51, also branded L'Humbert Paris on inner back and top block                                                                                               £3,000.00

A full, sweet tone with hidden depths can be drawn by the player. The violin needs to be played more to discover it’s full potential. A.L.

 

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CS2/ 89 Antique Violin, fully restored at Moseley Violins, 2004. (with old shaped  covered case)                                                                                   £2,995.00

 

Albani school 1780-1800 Reminiscent of early Brescian style. A hand made, highly arched model of Tyrolese school , in red brown oil varnish.

 

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A lovely glowing velvety sound with a very distinctive character. Must be tried. A.L.

 

 

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CST5 35/D Gold Series Violin, by Hungarian Maker                             £2,690.00

* Please note other Gold series violins available to sale - enquire within.

Akos Balazs, Budapest, 2012 

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"A beautiful violin - extremely resonant with a classy brilliant sound" A. L.

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CST5/ 35E  Gold Series Violin, 2014,by Hungarian Maker Akos Balazs, Budapest                                                                                           £2,690.00

 

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CST5/ 100D  Gold Series Violin, 2012,by Hungarian Maker Akos Balazs, Budapest                                                                  £2,690.00

 

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Gold Series Violin CST/5 100E, 2007,by Hungarian Maker Akos Balazs, Budapest                                                                                            £2,690.00

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"In line with the very high standard of this maker, this violin has both a sweetness and clarity that suit a player seeking a bigger sound. A.L."

 

 

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VIOLINS Between £1,000.00- £2,500.00

 

CS7/ 14 "The Spanish" Stradivarius  Replica   made in China by Melcas                                                                            £2,175.00.00

 

Antonio Stradavari is known to have made eleven decorated instruments. Of  these, two were made for the Spanish Court between 1687-9 , and were known as "the Spanish 1 ( los  Decorados) and "The Spanish2 ( los Palatinos) and were part of The Royal Quartet. ( viola 1696, cello 1694)

"This is an interpretive copy of the famous "The Spanish " made in the Melcas workshop, in 2008. This instrument has been well played-in  by a professional player. It has a very distinctive sound, with an excellent pure tone, produced with minimal effort.' AL

 

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CS7/51b Handmade Violin by Kevin Baslé, 2013 copy Strad model                                                                                                  £2,150.00

 

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‘A finely crafted instrument with a sweet clarity and considerable depth. It has exceptionally good tone and exciting potential as it matures.’ A.L.

 

 

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CST5/ 35B Akos Balazs Silver Violin, 2015                                                    £1,850.00

 

 

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CST7/ 35C   Akos Balazs Silver Violin 2015                                                                                            £1850.00

 

 

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CS7/ 57B A Handmade violin by Vasile Gliga, Romania, made with bird's eye maple body . (with second-handblue canvas covered foam based case)  

                                                                      £1,750.00

‘A ringing tone with highly individual quality. Clear and precise with good response.’ A.L.

 

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MV9/ 04 Handmade Silver series violin by Akos Balazs, 2014                                                                                               £1,665.00

This violin has been previously owned by one owner , in excellent condition

Has a fine projecting tone with precise clarity of resonance that carries sweet-focussed sound.

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MV8/ 82d Full size German violin, labelled A Becker, Landsberg.c 1903, E.R Schmidt School                                                                                               £1,531.00

 

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CS7/59G German violin, c  1890's,                                            £1,500.00

(with shaped brown canvas covered case)                                                                                                  

’A lovely mellow ‘dolce’ tone reminiscent of the ‘Old Italian’ sound.’ A.L.

 

 

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NEW Gewa Maestro 50A, one-piece back, European maple, 2016 model                                                                                             £1,497.00

Fully set up at Moseley Violins

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CS7/ 69 MR Full size French handmade violin (with black leather covered case)                                                                                        £1,450.00

 

Made in the workshop of Laberte-Humbert c1900 - 1910 35.8cm body length/32.75cm string length. Modelled on Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, spirit varnish. In good condition, no fractures, very well made and part of the Laberte middle range instruments. Strung with Pirastro Tonica strings.

 Has good depth of sound and carries well. A notably warm, pure tone. A.L.

 

 

MV8/ 53B French violin,                                                                  £1,435.00

made in the workshop of Laberte-Humbert C 1910's labelled H. Clotelle and A la Ville de Cremone - Atelier de Lutherie fondee en 1780 

 A beautiful tone with a distinct brightness. Must be tried. Effortless feel to this violin. A.L.

 

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CS4/ 82 4/4 Modern English Making, by François

Bignon, 1998                                                                         £1,400.00

 A rare opportunity to own this beautiful Guarneri Copy, handmade violin made by south Birmingham's Violin maker at Moseley Violins:  Francois Bignon

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"Well regulated silky sweet tone, throughout the range" A. L.

 

 

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MV6/ 61a  French Mirecourt Violin circa 1900                                                                                                £1,411.00

 

 

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Full size "Reserve" Frank Lee violin 2-024. 2016 Series   Fully set up at Moseley Violins                                                                                            £1,410.00

Has a terrific rich and engaging tone which is instantly accessible. This instrument has a touch of class and warmth which matches its appearance. A.L.

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MV8/ 78a Full size German violin, labelled E.R Schmidt, Amati copy    £1,336.00

Offers a full range of expression with an instantly rich and engaging tone. Must be tried. A.L.

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 Maestro 40A Violin 4/4 New modern making; Guarneri Model                                                                                            £1,285.00

 

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NEW EASTMAN Master series "Guarneri" model, 2016 model                                                                                                   £1,138.00

 

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NEW GERMANIA VIOLINS, Handmade in Germany for GEWA Music, by Meister Luthier Marko Ackert                                                                     

 

£1,190.00 check stock availability below

 

Available in 4 European city finishes; set up with Larsen Virtuoso strings

 

 

 

BERLIN Antik model: in stock

 

 

PRAG Antik : currently o/s

 

 

ROM Antik model : currently o/s

 

 

PARIS Antik model : in stock

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CS7/ 94 Melcas V-300 violin, made in Melcas Workshop 2008             £1,100.00

 This violin has a fine sweet tone and responds with ease. Enhances  playing. Highly recommend for solos. A.L.

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CS8/ 06b German Violin c1900 converted for left handed player         &pound1,050.00

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VIOLINS under £1,000.00

PA802                                                                                               £973.00

Paesold Violin

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MV6/ 90C Full size French violin, Mirecourt,  labelled "Apollo" Style 5 Violin circa 1910, imported by Rushworth & Dreaper, Liverpool. Entirely restored in MV's workshop with sound-post patch on interior. Restoration guaranteed.                                                                                            £950.00 

 

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NEW Gewa Maestro 10 Violin 4/4 French Model                                                                                                £857.00

 

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4/4 Russian Trade Violin ; unlabelled possibly Rigat Rubus, in shaped violin case                                                                                                £800.00

 

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MV6/ 61g, mid 20c Violin,Made in France in the J.T.L workshops for R S Williams ; Toronto. Labelled & branded JTL, also labelled Williams & Co             £783.00

A lovely warm sound with a rapid pleasing response. Would suit advanced player who is ready for a good quality instrument. A.L.

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CS8/ 05 German/Austrian Violin circa 1870 - 1890             £750.00

 

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NEW "Concertante Antiqued" Violin                                                                                                £683.00

 

 

 

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NEW Hidersine DV 205 Reserve 4.4 Violin with Wittner Finetune Pegs                   £551.00

 

 

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 Luthes Paris " Moderato  Violin Outfit with case and bow                   £529.00

 

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MV8/ 78 4/4 Czech made Violin circa 1920's                    £480.00

 

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Premier Select *** MMX BEC100 Violin Outfit £459.00

 

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CS8/ 11 Full size German violin, labelled Jacob Stainer, C 1900-1910, branded on back. Available separately a shaped wooden violin case with blue cover       £459.00

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CS7/ 55 Czech made Violin  set up at Moseley Violins , (with optional second-hand Hiscox OVNS rectangular case )                                                         £450.00

 

 

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FRACTIONAL SIZED VIOLINS

 

We have added vital instrument measurements to our fractional sized violins for sale below.

You can check the dimensions of your violin and those for sale against the standard specification chart below. Please be aware that these specifications can vary greatly from instrument to instrument, and the chart is recommended as a guide to proportion of different sizes.

 

STANDARD VIOLIN SPECIFICATIONS CHART

 
 

Stentor/Hidersine student outfits

String Length mm Length of Back mm Mensur Stop Body mm Mensur Stop Neck mm Tailiece to bridge mm/Brand  
4/4  violin 328 356-358 195 130 55  
3/4 violin 302 330 180 126 51  
1/2 violin 285/286 310 170 120/122 44/46  
1/4 violin 256 279 156 110 40  

 

CS8/ 07 Small bodied half size French violin (instrument only), handmade in the workshops of J.B Collin-Mezin, C 1880-1900                                        £850.00

 A very sweet clear sound from this small instrument. Would suit a deserving young person keen to make a good sound. A.L.

String Length mm Length of Back mm  Body Stop mm  Neck Stop mm Tailiece to bridge mm/Brand Strings 
275 302 161 114.5 51 /Wittner Alphayue 

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MV8/ 32a S/hand 1/2 Jay Haide Violin with second hand Stentor shaped case                                                                                                     £495.00

 

String Length mm Length of Back mm  Body Stop mm  Neck Stop mm Tailiece to bridge mm/Brand Strings 
292 320 174 117.5 48 /Wood Dominant
           

 

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New V63 Luthes Paris 1/2 size Moderato inc set up at MV workshop                                                                                           £350.00

"A new instrument with good tone which will improve even more as the instrument is played and develops. A.L." 

 

String Length mm Length of Back mm  Body Stop mm  Neck Stop mm Tailiece to bridge mm/Brand Strings 
287 308 170 119.5 41 /Wittner Resonance

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For fractional sized second-hand Violin Outfits from 1/16- 4/4; please visit our Student Outfits page