Dearing Violins Antique Violins & Bows

Welcome to our World of Exquisite Antique Violins and Bows!

International Dealers & Collectors of Stringed Instruments & Bows

International Dealers & Collectors of Stringed Instruments & Bows

At Dearing Violins Ltd, we take immense pride in being your premier destination for international dealers of fine antique violins and bows. With a deep-rooted commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and musical excellence, we are dedicated to providing musicians of all levels – teachers, students, and professionals – with exceptional instruments that resonate with your passion and elevate your performances.

Through our website, we celebrate the artistry, history, and craftsmanship of these exquisite instruments, bringing together a global community of passionate individuals who share a deep appreciation for the musical and cultural heritage they represent.  

Dearing violins bring the very best out of every instrument, regardless of its value, we use a select group of highly experienced luthiers and restorers to carry out all our work, and every instrument at Dearing Violins is set up to the highest of standards.

Only the finest quality materials and fittings are used to ensure you get the very best experience from your instrument of choice. Our stock is constantly changing and growing. If you are actively searching for something in particular, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, as we have a broad portfolio of established contacts overseas.

We currently work with a select group of teachers and associates globally, and are always looking for more working relationships and would welcome anyone who wishes to get in touch.

Educational Partnerships

Teachers and students hold a special place in our hearts. We understand the pivotal role that educators play in shaping the musicians of tomorrow. That’s why we proudly collaborate with music institutions and educators to provide educational resources, workshops, and exclusive benefits that nurture the growth of young talents.

Discover Extraordinary Instruments

Step into a world where time-honoured elegance meets unparalleled craftsmanship. We offer an extensive selection of antique violins and bows for sale, each with a unique story to tell. From the hauntingly beautiful finish of a centuries-old Charles Maucotel to the finely carved details of a Baroque-era bow, our curated collection showcases the epitome of musical artistry. We work with a global network of dealers and collectors who share our passion for antique violins and bows.

Explore Our Collection

Each antique violin and bow in our collection have been meticulously sourced and restored, breathing new life into instruments that carry stories from generations past. Our range caters to the discerning tastes of teachers, students, and professional players across the globe.

  • For the Connoisseurs: Our selection includes instruments crafted by legendary luthiers such as Maucotel, Vuillaume, and Amati. The warm, resonant tones and rich histories of these masterpieces make them a treasure trove for collectors and virtuosos alike. 
  • For the Educators: Teachers will appreciate the nuanced craftsmanship and tonal variety our antique violins offer. These instruments become exceptional teaching tools, enabling students to explore different techniques and styles with an authentic touch.For the Aspiring Maestros: Students can embark on their musical journey with an instrument that carries the weight of history. Our collection boasts antique violins that inspire and elevate their playing, encouraging them to reach new heights in their pursuit of musical excellence.
  • For the Professionals: Our premium range of antique bows complements the finest instruments. Crafted by bow makers renowned for their skill, these bows offer professionals unparalleled control and nuanced expression, enabling them to create performances that resonate deeply with audiences.

We have antique violins for sale to suit all budgets, take a look at our:-

£50,000+ | £25,000 – £50,000 | £10,000 – £25,000 | Under £10,000

Passion and Preservation

We are driven by a shared mission to preserve the legacy of these magnificent instruments for generations to come. By fostering connections, sharing knowledge, and supporting the exchange of these musical treasures, we contribute to the enduring legacy of antique violins and bows as cultural artifacts that bridge the past and the present.

Join us in celebrating the artistry, history, and passion that define antique violins and bows. Explore our website, and embark on a journey that transcends time, music, and borders.

Featured Instruments

Charles JB Collin-Mézin, Paris 1884

Collin-Mézin is probably one of the best known names in the violin trade. Although the quality of the instruments went rather downhill in the 20th century, pre-1900 violins by Collin-Mézin Senior are very sought after, partly because they represent the zenith of French workmanship at that period and are renowned for their huge tonal projection qualities.

Collin-Mézin was an Officier de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts and won gold and silver medals at the Paris Exhibitions in 1878, 1889, and 1900.

Charles Maucotel, London Circa 1855

Charles Maucotel was the first of the Parisian makers to come to London. He made a handful of extremely fine violins for Edward Withers, this being one of them.

Based on a Strad model which displays a remarkable wood choice and workmanship of the very highest level.

Unbelievable condition (crack free) with a tone and projection fit for a soloist.

We are often fully booked in advance. Please make sure you book your appointment before visiting to avoid disappointment.

Exceptional Craftsmanship

Our network of international contacts are composed of renowned luthiers and artisans who pour their expertise and devotion into every instrument and bow. Crafted from the finest tone woods and materials, each piece is a testament to the dedication of those who breathe life into wood and horsehair, creating works of art that not only delight the eye but also inspire the soul.

Tailored to Your Needs

Understanding that every musician’s journey is unique, we offer a personalised experience that caters to your specific requirements. Our team collaborates closely with teachers, students, and professionals to ensure that you find an instrument that complements your style, technique, and aspirations. From the subtle nuances of sound to the comfort and feel in your hand, we prioritise every detail to help you reach new heights in your musical pursuits.

Embark on a Musical Odyssey

Whether you’re a teacher nurturing young talent, a student striving for mastery, or a professional seeking the perfect instrument to complement your artistry, Dearing Violins Ltd welcomes you to explore our captivating collection.

Let the resonance of history enrich your musical voyage as you discover the allure of antique violins and bows.

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Contact Details

We are often fully booked in advance. Please make sure you book your appointment before visiting to avoid disappointment.