Our premium violins

Sale of violins on commission & from own production

Important note

Ladies and Gentlemen,

please note that we are currently not presenting all instruments on our site due to confidentiality and security reasons. We are already working on a technical solution to make this possible in the near future.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions about our current inventory, please feel free to contact us.

New instruments

On August 07, 2023, we will photograph all of our violins currently available in the Bamberg studio and post them successively on this page in the days and weeks that follow, with detailed information about each instrument.

Short demonstration recordings are also planned, but they will be available a little later, as audio files, on this page.

Available instruments

You want to buy a violin? Great! With us you are at the right address. van der Heyd Violins offers instruments from Germany, France, Italy and England to suit your individual requirements.

We often have violins from the following luthiers in the store:

  • Silvestre, H.C.
  • Lederer, Conrad
  • Hel, Joseph
  • Thibout, Gabriel
  • Frebrunet, Joannes
  • Bocquay, Jacques
  • Manganaro, Antonio
  • Pedrazzini, Giuseppe
  • Azzola, Aloysius
  • Sannino, Vincenzo
  • Bruzzo, Luigi
  • Bozzi, Raffaelo
  • Cardi, Luigi
  • Rovatti, Luigi
  • Indri, Antonio
  • Landolphi, Ferdinand
  • de Angelo, Rub
  • Platner, Michael
  • Testore, Carlo Giuseppe
  • Gofriller, Matteo

Violins up to 5.000 €

Ideal instruments for getting started

We are updating our instrument inventory in week 32

Nameless Saxon (ca. 1920-1930)

Workshop instrument (2017)

Violins from 5.000 to 10.000 €

Ideal instruments for advanced users

We are updating our instrument inventory in week 32

Nameless Saxon (ca. 1920-1930)

Workshop instrument (2017)

Violins from 10.000 to 25.000 €

Excellent instruments for experienced

We are updating our instrument inventory in week 32

Nameless Saxon (ca. 1920-1930)

Workshop instrument (2017)

Violins from 25.000 to 50.000 €

The right violins for the world's great stages

We are updating our instrument inventory in week 32

Luigi Rovatti (1902)

H.C. Silvestre (1898)

van der Heyd (2022)

Violins from 50.000 to 100.000 €

Noble violins for the highest demands

We are updating our instrument inventory in week 32

Luigi Rovatti (1902)

H.C. Silvestre (1898)

van der Heyd (2022)

Violins from 100.000 €

Especially rare treasures from renowned violin makers

We are updating our instrument inventory in week 32

Luigi Rovatti (1902)

H.C. Silvestre (1898)

van der Heyd (2022)

Have you found an instrument?

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Have you found a violin?

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For the first demonstration, we can offer both appointments in the Bamberg studio or a video conference at a convenient time for you. However, to get to know an instrument in detail, we always recommend a personal visit on site.

Frequently asked questions

What to consider when buying a violin
What makes a quality violin?

A high-quality violin is characterized by several factors. These include the quality of the wood used, the workmanship and finish, the choice of strings and tuning pegs, and of course the sound. Choosing the right violin can be a very personal decision and depends heavily on the musician’s individual preferences and requirements.

Violin prices can vary widely depending on a number of factors. These include the quality of the materials used, the time and craftsmanship invested in making the instrument, and the reputation of the luthier. The age and historical value of an instrument can also affect the price.

When buying your first violin, it’s important to choose an instrument that fits your skill level and goals. For beginners, it may make sense to choose a less expensive model and then move up to a higher quality instrument once they have developed their skills. It is also recommended that you try the instrument before you buy it to make sure it feels good and produces the sound you want.

A violin needs regular care to maintain its best sound. This includes cleaning the instrument regularly with a dry cloth, changing strings, checking and replacing the bridge if necessary, and occasionally retuning. It is also important to store the violin in a suitable case and protect it from extremes of temperature and humidity.

Choosing the right violin is a very personal decision. It is important to choose an instrument that feels good and produces the sound you want. The violin should be comfortable to hold and play. It can also be helpful to ask a teacher or experienced violinist for advice.

Yes, we are happy to offer a personalized consultation to help you find the right violin for you. We can advise you on various aspects, including choosing the right model, size, strings and bow. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Yes, we are happy to offer a personalized consultation to help you find the right violin for you. We can advise you on various aspects, including choosing the right model, size, strings and bow. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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Directory of violin makers

Known masters

ACHNER (Aacher, Aachner)

JOSEPH, MICHAEL, PHILLIP and THOMAS. | Mittenwald and Wallau | 2nd half 18th c.  

ACTON

WILLIAM JOHN | *1848 - †1931 | Woolwich & London

ADAM

G. CHRISTIAN | *ca. 1835 - †1888 | Halle & Berlin

AERNINCK

HENDRIK | *ca. 1649 - †1708 | Leiden & Amsterdam

AGLIO

GIUSEPPE DALL | *1774 - †1855 | Mantua

AIRETON

EDMUND | *1727 - †1807 | London

ALBAN

JOHANN MICHAEL | *1677 - †1730 | Bolzano & Graz

ALBAN

JOSEPH | *1680 - †1722 | Bolzano

ALBAN

MATTHIAS | *1634 - †1712 | Bolzano

ALBERTI

FERDINANDO | *1710 - †1769 | Milan

ALBRECHT

JOHANNES | *1766 - †1828 | Krems

ALDRIC

JEAN FRANCOIS | *1765 - †1843 | Paris

ALLETS(S)EE (ALETZIE)

PAUL | *1684 - †1733 | Munich

ALTAVILLA

ARMANDO | *1876 - †1968 | Naples

AMAN

GEORG | *1671 - †1731 | Augsburg

AMAN

MATTHIAS | Mid-18th c. | Augsburg

AMATi

ANDREA | *1505 >< 1810 - †1510 | Cremona

AMATi

ANTONIUS | *<1540 - †1608 | Cremona

AMATi

HIERONYMUS (I.) (GIROLAMO) | *1561 - †1630 | Cremona

AMATi

ANTONIUS AND HIERONYMUS | *1580 - †1630 | Cremona

AMATi

HIERONYMUS (II.) (GIROLAMO) | *1649 - †1740 | Cremona

AMATi

DON NICOLA (MARCIONI, NICOLA) | *1662 - †1752 | Cremona

AMATi

NICOLAUS | *1596 - †1684 | Cremona

AMATi

LORIENT | *1825 - †1850 | Cremona

AMMAN

ERHARD | *ca. 1720 - †1770 | The Hague

ANTONIAZZI

GAETANO | *1825 - †1897 | Cremona, Mantua, Genoa, Milan

ANTONIAZZI

GREGORIO | first half of the 18th century | Colle (Bergamo)

ANTONIAZZI

RICCARDO | *1853 - †1912 | Milan

ANTONIAZZI

ROMEO | *1862 - †1925 | Milan, Cremona

APPARUT

GEORGES | *1877 - †1948 | Mirecourt

ARCANGIOLI

LORENZO | mid to late 19th century | Florence

ART(H)MAN

JOHANN NIKOLAUS | *1774 - †1846 | Wechmar

ASCHAUER

LEO | *1892 - †1969 | Mittenwald

ATKINSON

WILLIAM | *1851 - †1929 | Tottenham, Paglesham

AUBRY

JOSEPH | *1873 - †1937 | Le Havre

AUDINOT

NESTOR DOMINIQUE | *1842 - †1920 | Paris

AUDINOT-MOUROT

VICTOR | *1870 - †1943 | Paris

BACHMANN

ANTON | *1716 - †1800 | Berlin

BACHMANN

CARL LUDWIG | *1748 - †1809 | Berlin

BADER

JOHANN EVANGELIST | *1876 - †1960 | Mittenwald

BADER

JOSEPH AND MARTIN | 18th c. | Mittenwald

BAILLY

CHARLES | *1879 - †1957 | Mirecourt

BAILLY

JENNY | *1870 ><1880 - †>1937 | Paris, Méru

BAILLY

PAUL | *1844 - †1907 | Mirecourt, Paris, Brussels. London, New York, Reims, Leeds

BAIRHOFF

GIORGIO | *1712 - †1763 | Naples

BAJONI

LUIGI | *ca. 1838 - †1895 | Milan

BAKER

WILLIAM | *ca. 1648 - †1685 | Oxford

BALDANTONI

GIUSEPPE | *1784 - †1873 | Ancona

BALESTRIERI

TOMMASO | *1713 - †1796 | Mantua

BANKS

BENJAMIN (I.) | *1727 - †1795 | Salisbury

BANKS

BENJAMIN (II.) | *1754 - †1820 | Salisbury, London, Liverpool

BANKS

HENRY | *1770 - †1830 | Salisbury, Liverpool

BANKS

JAMES | *1758 - †1831 | Salisbury, Liverpool

BARBÉ

(FRANCOIS) JACQUES | *1797 - †1868 | Mirecourt, Dijon

BARBÉ

TELESPHORE AMABLE | *1822 - †1892 | Paris

BARBIERI

FRANCESCO | End of 17th c. until the middle of the 18th c. | Verona, Mantua

BARBIERI

PAOLO

BARBIERI

PIETRO | mid 19th c. | Mantua

BARRETT

JOHN | Mid-18th c. | London

BARTL

ANDREAS NIKOLAUS | *ca. 1682 - †1762 | Vienna

BARTL

CHRISTIAN FRANZ "SAUBARTL" | *1739 - †1807 | Vienna

BASSOT

JOSEPH | *1750 - †1808 | Paris

BAUER

CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH | *1757 - †1806 | Klingenthal

BAUER

ADOLF | *ca. 1840 - †1873 | Stuttgart

BAUER

MARTIN | *1793 - †1875 | Stuttgart

BEER (BER)

IGNATIUS | *1719 - †1807 | Bärnau

BELLAFONTANA

LORENZO | *1906 - †1979 | Exactly

BELLAROSA

VITTORIO | *1907 - †1978 | Naples

BELLOSIO

ANSELMO | *1743 - †1793 | Venice

BENTI

MATTEO | *1580 - †1637 | Bescia

BERETTA

FELICE | *ca. 1758 - †1789 | Como

BERGONZI

CARLO (I.) | *1686 - †1747 | Cremona

BERGONZI

MICHAEL ANGELO | *1721 - †1758 | Cremona

BERGONZI

NICOLA ANTONIO VINCENZO | *1754 - †1832 | Cremona

BERGONZI

ZOSIMO | *1724 - †1779 | Cremona

BERNARD

ANDRE-FLORENT-NICOLAS | *1870 - †1959 | Liège

BERNARD

JOSEPH | *1911 - †1940 | Liège

BERNARDEL

ERNEST AUGUSTE | *1826 - †1889 | Paris

BERNARDEL

GUSTAVE-ADOLPHE | *1832 - †1904 | Paris

BERNARDEL

LEON | *1853 - †1931 | Paris

BERNARDEL

LOUIS | *1806 - †1847 | Amsterdam

BERNARDEL

SÉBASTIEN PHILIPPE "PÈRE" | *1798 - †1870 | Paris

BERTOLOTTI

GASPARO DI (GASPARO DA SALÓ | *1540 - †1609 | Brescia

BERTRAND

NICOLAS | *1686 - †1725 | Paris

BETTS

ARTHUR | *1775 - †1847 | London

BETTS

JOHN EDWARD "OLD JOHN BETTS" | *1752 - †1823 | London

BIANCHI

NICOLÓ | *1803 - †1881 | Genoa, Paris, Nice

BIGNAMI

OTELLO | *1914 - †1989 | Bologna, Torre Baldone

BILLOTET

LOUIS FERNAND | *1895 - †1947 | Paris

BIMBI

BARTOLOMEO | *1750 - †1781 | Siena

BINDERNAGEL

JOHANN WILHELM | *1770 - †1845 | Gotha

BISIACH

ANDREA | *1890 - †1967 | Milan

BISIACH

CARLO | *1892 - †1968 | Florence

BISIACH

GIUSEPPE LEANDRO | *1864 - †1945 | Milan, Siena, Venegono

BISIACH

LEANDRO JUN. | *1904 - †1982 | GIACOMO | *1900 - †1995 | Milan, Siena

BLANCHARD

PAUL-FRANCOIS | *1851 - †1912 | Lyon

BLANCHI

ALBERTO | *1871 - †1948 | Nice

BOCHEM

Family | *1668 - †1769 | Cologne

BODIO

GIOBATTA | *1774 - †1849 | Venice

BOGNER

AMBROSIUS JOSEPH | *1752 - †1816 | Prague, Vienna

BOIVIN

CLAUDE | *1707 - †1756 | Paris

BOLLER (BOLLARD)

MICHAEL | *1741 - †1803 | Mittenwald

BOLLINGER (BOLLINGER)

JOSEPH | Early 19th c. | Steyr

BONNEL

ÉMILE | *1835 - †1891 | Rennes

BÖPEL (PÖPEL)

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BOQUAY (BOCQUAY)

JACQUES | *approx. 1680 - †1730 | Paris

BORBON

CASPAR | *ca. 1635 - †1710 | Brussels

BOSCH (POSCH)

... | *... - †... |

BOULANGEOT