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.

$900

Manby Violin Manby Violin


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


Hofner Alfred Stingl AS-260 Cello

Hofner AS-260 Cello Hofner AS-260 Cello

This is a full size cello in a good quality in a hard case with bow. Solid carved manchurian spruce top, flamed himalayan maple back and sides, ruby brown finish, ebony fittings, Hofner maple bridge

It has had perhaps 1 hour use, and is in perfect as new condition. I have put some new Pirastro strings on to replace the strings that it came with.

It comes in an AP case that has wheels and handles for carying or wheeling, so is easily mangaged, for a cello.

$1500

Hofner AS-260 Cello


Violin Shoulder Rests

Various new shoulder rests

Hox Full Size Shoulder Rest

Hox Full Size Shoulder Rest Hox Full Size Shoulder Rest

Suits full size and three quarter size viloins. One available.

$20



Kapaier Half and Quarter Size Shoulder Rest

Kapaier Half Size Shoulder Rest Kapaier Half Size Shoulder Rest

One half size and two quarter size available.

$20 each



Fom Half and Quarter Size Shoulder Rest

Fom Half Size Shoulder Rest Fom Half Size Shoulder Rest


Four half size and one quarter size shoulder rest available.

$20 each



Wolf Half to Quarter Size Shoulder Rest

Wolf Half to Quarter Size Shoulder Rest Wolf Half to Quarter Size Shoulder Rest

Suits half to quarter size vioins. One available.

$20.



PSR Plus Shoulder Rest

PSR Plus Shoulder Rest

Suits half to full size vioins. Three available.

This is a soft foam pad shaped to make a shoulder rest. It is attached by using rubber bands to hook around the tailpiece peg and bout ends. Works fine if a soft support is needed, or in addition to a shoulder rest.

$5 each.



Petite Plus Shoulder Rest

PSR Plus Shoulder Rest

Suits quarter to eigth size vioins. One available.

This is a soft foam pad shaped to make a shoulder rest. It is attached by using rubber bands to hook around the tailpiece peg and bout ends. Works fine if a soft support is needed. This is often preferred to an actual shoulder rests for small beginner violins.

$5 each.



Viola Case

Viola Case Viola Case

This will hold a 16" viola and possibly a 16.5" viola, but I don't have one here to try it.

It is a brown crocodile hide type finish, which I think looks great. It is unused, but sitting here for some years.

$100



Violin Case

Violin Case Violin Case

Full Size violin case. It is unused, but old stock, having been sitting around here for many years.

It is a Styrofoam type case couvered in material. Plush lining inside, with space for two bows and has a hygrometer (these almost never work). It has a few blemishes, but is otherwise in perfect condition.

$100



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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