Fine Instruments for Sale at
Violin Atelier Schmidt
For discerning musicians I am pleased to offer a selection of high-quality commercial, and fine handmade instruments for sale. Violins are chosen and set-up with a critical eye and extremely high requirements for instrument condition and health.
More instruments to be added soon.
VIOLINS UNDER $10,000
Ch.J.B.COLLIN-MÉZIN - Modèle "Sélection" (Paris, 1951)
A lovely french commercial violin made with Maggini-style flourishes including double purfling and an extra turn of the scroll volute. Professionally set up and in pristine condition, this instrument offers a surprisingly powerful, bright sound.
PICTURES COMING SOON
Violin by Matthew Schmidt (Mittenwald, 2007)
This is the second-last (and my favourite) of the instruments that I built while studying violinmaking in Mittenwald, Germany. It combines gorgeous tonewoods (stunning one-piece back and matching ribs/neck) with the voluptuous curves of its late-Amati modelling. A fine, sweet tone with plenty of power and reserve.
For more information about my violinmaking, see New Instrument Making.
VIOLINS OVER $10,000
Violin by Gideon Baumblatt (Montréal, 2013)
A gorgeously crafted and tastefully antiqued violin by German Luthier Gideon Balthasar Baumblatt. Serious students and professional violinists alike will not be disappointed with its complex, ringing tone and expressive range.
Gideon's creations are currently played by some of today's finest string players, including Andrew Wan – concertmaster of Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and member of the New Orford Quartet.