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Rentals & IntermediateAll • Professional & Restorations

 

RENTALS & INTERMEDIATE 

Take a look at some of the instruments we have for sale or rental. If anything catches your eye, come in and give it a listen!  We’re happy to play it for you, or you can try any of the instruments yourself. We have many more instruments in stock that are not on the website; call with questions or stop on by!

The instruments are photographed under natural light and are never edited. Email us for additional photographs. 

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Many More in Store!

Many More in Store!

As we have a small team we don't always have time to post instruments before they sell, so we have many more instruments available in our shop - please call or text 512-918-1863 to enquire!

7/8 size Amati 301 Violin

7/8 size Amati 301 Violin

This violin sounds lovely and full, and a 7/8 size and would be perfect for the violinist with petite hands. Well-seasoned spruce top and maple aged at least 7 years. Ebony fingerboard and fittings. Beautifully crafted, would make a great step up or permanent instrument. Package price includes case and bow. Eligible for a 20% discount if purchased outright.

$1499

(SOLD) Farbegeigen 4/4 Violin - $549 (C052)

(SOLD) Farbegeigen 4/4 Violin - $549 (C052)

This instrument was conditioned, varnished, and set up here at Austin Strings. We do only a few of these each year; they are ordered directly from Romania and the wood comes from the Carpathian forest. We get them in the white when the wood is still bare. The advantage when working with an instrument in the white is we know exactly what is put onto the wood. It is very important that the varnish is applied correctly so as not to clog the grain. If a violin is varnished incorrectly, the wood will not vibrate and will muffle the sound. We first remove the top of the instrument and regraduate the inside to an ideal thickness, then we seal the wood with a substance that both protects and amplifies vibration. Once the top is reglued, we seal the outside and begin the many layers of a varnish recipe that is very similar to many old German varnishes. The varnish is handrubbed and a totally unique color. As an instrument gets older and gets played more often, it will sound better and better. This instrument was set up in 2006. Comes with a case and wood bow. As this is a consignment this particular instrument is available for purchase only.

SOLD

Amati Bel Suono 80

Amati Bel Suono 80

These instruments are available for rental or purchase and have a strong, clear sound and minimal flame. They'll each vary a bit as they're made of natural materials. As always, we recommend coming down and hearing them side by side!

As with all of our instruments they have a solid ebony fingerboard and real purfling inlay. This instrument has been professionally set up to be in precise playing condition. The wood has been aged and dried so it will not change shape over time; a well-made violin will last hundreds of years. Our student-level instruments come as a package with a case and bow.

$549

Belissimo Bosco Violin

Belissimo Bosco Violin

This instrument is new and has a big, clear sound. The varnish is lightly antiqued around the edges to add interest and the curly maple on the back and sides is stunning. Fittings are solid ebony with imitation bone accents, and as with any instrument in this price category the purfling is real, the fingerboard/nut/saddle are solid ebony. The instrument has been professionally set up here in the shop and plays like a dream!

$1499 - $2200

Amati Bel Suono 101/105

Amati Bel Suono 101/105

These instruments are available for rental or purchase and are just lovely. They have a sweet, strong sound and all vary a bit in look and sound. As always, we recommend coming down and hearing them side by side!

 

As with all of our instruments they have a solid ebony fingerboard and real purfling inlay. This instrument has been professionally set up to be in precise playing condition. The wood has been aged and dried so it will not change shape over time; a well-made violin will last hundreds of years. Our student-level instruments come as a package with a case and bow.

 

$699 - $799

Fire Phoenix 16" Viola

Fire Phoenix 16" Viola

Firephoenix makes some gorgeous intermediate violas and cellos and this one is especially beautiful. Beautiful flamed maple back, hand rubbed varnish with light antiquing. Sounds wonderful and still inexpensive enough to be rented by an advancing player. Includes case and bow

$1,999