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VIOLINS

Take a look at some of the violins we have for sale. 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!

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!

5 String violin, German ~pre-1900

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SOLD

(SOLD) Gewa Meister-Level, Made in Germany

This instrument has a beautiful clear tone and is very responsive. Has a focussed tone with good resonance and a bright, intense attack. I would recommend this for a player that knows how to blend and wants to stand out. Would be great for a soloist or stage performer that also plays in group settings! The varnish is simple and matte and the fittings are classic ebony. The look of the instrument is a bit nondescript but the wood has nice flame in the maple and grain in the spruce. This instrument was made in Germany under the label Wolfgang Aehnalt, I would consider this a workshop instrument with a bit more individual attention from a maker with good knowledge, then probably handed off to the team that varnishes to give it a look cohesive with others in its brand. It’s not easy to find relatively inexpensive German-made instruments, I recommend giving this one a listen! Price includes case and bow, can be rented or is eligible for 20% discount when purchased outright.

SOLD

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

J. Brückner Bavarian Violin

Photos and more information coming soon...

$2500

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

NS Electric WAV 4 Amber Burst

We have been so incredibly pleased with the NS electric instruments we’ve had come through our shop. They play beautifully and are set up to perfection. The sound through our amp here in the shop sounds very clean and lovely and acoustic. Feels much lighter and easier to handle than other electric violins I’ve tried. It would be worthwhile to come in and play on it to check for comfort as everything is built in but can be adjusted. This NS is the color Amberburst which looks like a nice, warm, classic varnish color. Solid ebony fingerboard, Polar Pickup System, adjustable Maple bridge. Not eligible for discounts; case and bow included with package. Available for purchase or rental.

$799

(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

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

Bellissimo Bosco 600 Package

All the Bellissimo Bosco violins I’ve played on sound beautiful, and the 600 is no exception. Rich, powerful, resonant, and waiting for an advancing player to own it and truly bring out its full tone. Made with seasoned European maple and spruce and finished with a lovely antiqued varnish - the 600 is distinctive. The varnish has a gorgeous sheen to it and the quilted maple practically glows; while simultaneously dark, dappled varnish and subtle antiquing give it an old-world feel. Just beautiful! Solid ebony fingerboard and fittings. Eligible for rental or payment plan, price includes case and bow. Eligible for a 20% discount if purchased outright.

$1499

Mark Wood Concert Acoustic/Electric 4-string Violin

Plays beautifully plugged or unplugged! Exceptional warm, sweet tone acoustically. The pickup doesn’t interfere with the beautiful acoustic sound. When played through an amp the Wood pickup has a clear, full sound. Really an amazing find for the musician who does a lot of recording and needs a line-in or anyone interested in an electric violin that still plays beautifully acoustically! Minimum 5-year aged maple and a tight-grain spruce on the top. One-piece back, Wood-brand tailpiece, real ebony fingerboard and pegs. Would be available for a rental or payment plan. $1399 retail includes case and bow. Eligible for 20% discount when purchased outright.

$1499

Amati Bel Suono 201/301 - $999-$1499

These violins are new with a lovely sound, clear and rich which varies depending on the specific instrument. These have a hand-rubbed oil varnish with a satin luster. The fittings are solid ebony with parisian eye inlay and they have beautiful workmanship and lots of flame in the maple. The chin rest in the photo is ebony, and the style can be switched out depending on which one is the most comfortable. An amazing value; this is available for rental or purchase. Includes a case and bow of your choice - 20% off when purchased outright.

$999 - $1499