An Early 18th Century Saxon Violin

Dating from around 1725, this violin has the quintessential baroque sound. It would be an excellent choice for an experienced violinist.

Jay Haide Baroque

This instrument is an accurate baroque reproduction by Jay Ifshin and Haide Lim. Possessing the traditional thicker neck and shorter fingerboard, this is the perfect entry-level baroque violin.

Rowland Ross

Made in London in 1982 by one of the foremost makers of period instruments. Many players in the major baroque groups perform on Rowland Ross violins.

Amati's Fine Instruments

Instruments from this group of makers are an outstanding value. You may view the complete line of instuments we carry from this shop by visiting their web site under the category "Step Up Violins. A link is here: Pictured is their copy of the Kreisler Guarneri from 1733. This and the Guadagnini copy are among our favorites. The Model 513 is a less expensive alternative and also has an excellent tone.

Antique Fractional Violins

Perrin and Associates carries a variety of high-quality antique fractional size violins, which are intended for advanced young musicians. Examples include several French violins from Jerome Thibouville-Lamy, other French violins from Mirecourt, and German violins made in Markneukirchen and Mittenwald in the late 1800s.

Eastman Strings

The complete line of Eastman Strings violins is available at our shop. They begin at just around $1,000. We have worked with Eastman since 1992 and have consisently found their instruments to be outstanding value for students and advanced students, depending on the version. We can help steer you toward the appropriate level.

if you would like more information about the violins that Eastman makes, and their approach to craft, it may be found on the Eastman web site: