Corilon Violins On-line Shop - Any Pros/Cons?

April 9, 2010 at 06:02 AM ·

I've been viewing violins at the Corilon on-line violin shop located in Germany. The site has a large inventory of instruments over a wide price range. The instruments are well documented and even have an audio clip. Nonetheless, I have some trepidation about buying an instrument from an on-line shop. Has anyone bought an instrument from this site? Were you happy with the outcome?

Replies (8)

April 9, 2010 at 05:06 PM ·

I've bought 2 violins and 1 bow from them in the past and have been very happy.  They have a generous return period as well.  J

April 10, 2010 at 03:11 AM ·

Thanks for your comment Johathan. Were your purchases on-line or at the shop?

April 10, 2010 at 05:35 AM ·

Hi Leslie, I purchased online.

April 10, 2010 at 04:12 PM ·

Thanks Jonathan, I'm going forward with my purchase.....

May 2, 2010 at 04:06 AM ·

I purchased a very nice violin from Corilon Violins, made by Erich Sandner in 1973 in Mittenwald. The violin arrived in excellent condition and I have enjoyed playing it. I feel that I received full value for my purchase.

Leslie Harwell


May 2, 2010 at 04:58 AM ·

Fantastic!  Happy Playing :-)

May 13, 2010 at 06:11 PM ·

 I have bought five violins from Corilon in the past six months, at different price levels (a couple of them for friends starting out) and I have been very pleased with the instruments and the service. Some real bargains out there!

Easier if you are in Europe, I suppose, to use the 'buy-try-return if not like' offer (30 days to make up your mind) because of postage (although if you live in Germany, return postage is free, I believe.)

I would have no qualms about Corilon at all - they are sound and reliable as a company. 


December 8, 2016 at 09:48 AM · I bought a violin at Corilon.

I am surely satisfied with the service and above all my violin.

A pity is that the violins from the online shop are very expensive.

Most violins they are selling I have seen before at the Bromptons auction before and have been previously sold for a fraction of the selling price.

Of course, buying a violin at an auction can be a risky enterprise and violins have been set up professionally at Corilon.

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