VIOLINS FOR SALE

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This page lists violins and parts for sale.

I don't have a shopping cart or check out system. If you wish to purchase an item please email me on billv@westnet.com.au and we can arrange.

All prices are inclusive of GST. I am able to organise freight, if required. Cost varies with destination. For schools wishing to order, I am able to provide ABN and invoice the school.

Instruments listed here are either brand new or used.

Manby Violin

Manby Violin Manby Violin

This Manby violin has been completely restored by Sachar Amos. It has new fingerboard, nut, bridge, pegs, soundpost, and tailpiece. Nothing spared in making this a joy to play.

It comes in it's original case, which though still serviceable, may not be the best choice in looking after it for the next 100 years or so.

The label reads "Exact Copy of a Stradivarius" "RECD NO 8335" "Make 100"

This violin is in VERY good condition. It has a few superficial marks but is otherwise as good as new. I haven't seen too many violins around 100 years old looking this good. There are just enough marks to show that it is not new.

$1500

Manby Violin Manby Violin

Manby Violin

Manby Violin Manby Violin

This Manby violin is in good condition in as much as it has no splits or cracks anywhere.

It sounds quite good, but could probably do with a new bridge.

The label reads "Exact Copy of a Stradivarius" "RECD.H.S. NO m1764" "Make C.O."

Comes in an old case, which is still serviceable. Does not include a bow.

$600



Violin. 7/8 size.

Seven eights  size Violin Seven eights  size Violin

This violin is a Skylark brand 7/8 size violin. The back measures 340 mm (13.5"). The playing string length is 305 mm. It will suit someone finding it a little difficult to manage a full size violin.

These violins were a cheap Chinese made instrument from the early 2000's. Some have now matured into reasonable sounding instruments. This one is quite good. It is nicely set up and plays well. It has a new set of Thomastik Superflexible strings.

This violin has not been played for many years and will improve with some use. It plays very nicely.

Comes in a hard case that is a strong plywood covered in material case. Please note that it does not come with a bow.

$100

Seven eights  size Violin


14 Size Violin

Quarter Size Violin Quarter Size Violin

This violin is a Skylark brand. It is in very good condition, fitted with a new metal tailpiece with inbuilt tuners, and comes in a case. Does not include a bow.

These violins were a cheap Chinese made instrument from the early 2000's. Some have now matured into reasonable sounding instruments. This one is quite good for a quarter size. It is nicely set up and plays well.

$60

Half Size Violin


Franciszek Mardula Viola

Franciszek Mardula Viola Franciszek Mardula Viola

This is a 16" viola made by Franciszek Mardula. Mardula worked between 1945 and 1984 in Zakopane, Poland.

This viola has been my own instrument for some years. It is in good condition. Plays nicely, good sound. It is fitted with Wittner fine tuner geared pegs, so no need for fine tuners on the tailpiece, and so easy to tune!

This sale is the viola only, and does not include bow or case.

$6500

Franciszek Mardula Viola


Suzuki 1/16 or 1/8size violin case

Suzuki violin case Suzuki violin case

Brand new, perfect condition. I have tried this case with a 1/8 violin that is not a Suzuki, and the case was a fraction to small. Suzuki fractional sizes tend to be a little smaller so a Suzuki 1/8 may fit. A 1/10 or 1/16 will definitely fit.

Price: $30.



Cello Tailpieces

Cello Tailpieces Cello Tailpieces



The one shown on the left is the Thomastic Metal Tailpiece with built in adjusters. $20.

The one shown on the right is the Dolfin tailpiece with adjusters. $15

Cello Tailpieces Cello Tailpieces

The one shown on the left is a Witner tailpiece suitable for 1/8 and 1/4 size cellos.

Normally $59. This price $30.

The one on the right is a Witner full size cello tailpiece.

Normally $59. This price $30.

Double Bass Tailpiece

Double Bass Tailpiece



Thomastic Tailpiece for 5 string bass, with inbuilt fine tuners. Made in Germany (that always gets'em).

Normally $92. This price $50.



Tailpiece Gut

Tailpiece Gut



Gut used traditionally for violin, viola and cello tailpieces. I'm assuming it is not substantial enough for double bass. Double bass seems to work better with steel cable.

This price $5 per meter.

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