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About Antique Violins for Sale and Antiqued Violins

Antique Violin for Sale Our antique violins are the result of both the exquisite use of finishing technique and superb manipulation of color; they are not survivors in the battle with time. This is why we actually use a different terminology; we say "antiqued violin" instead of "antique violin". An authentic antique violin travels through time and reaches our modern days bringing with it the experience of hundreds of years, which leaves marks on the body of the violin and in the sound quality. We try to replicate this metamorphosis of the violin by making use of old family tradition in violin making, sophisticated finishing techniques, and modern tools.

When you find an antique violin for sale you already know that you found more than a violin; what you have really found is a secret door to a world that has yet to be discovered. The violin becomes a story written in a magic language of symbols that reveals itself only to its true master. It is said that each tree has a soul. When the tree becomes a violin, its soul follows it and shapes the violin's future. The soul never dies and travels together with the violin during its whole existence. It is the violin's soul that chooses places and people among time; the antique violin reveals its true beauty and shares its story only with the ones with whom it can create a perfect connection. The story describes the journey of the antique violin from its creation to today, the people with whom it came into contact, how it affected their lives, and finally how it will affect yours.

Our antiqued violins are the result of a reverse process. They offer an alternative to those whom did not come in contact with an antique violin for sale yet. They offer a visual journey back in time through the magical language of sounds, through the exigent eye of a modern existence. The difference between the antiqued and non-antiqued finish is purely aesthetic in nature. The sound is not affected. The only purpose of the antique finish is to please our eyes and fulfill that deep desire of understanding and getting in touch with our origins. A violin finished in an antique style fulfills the desire for authenticity, recognizes the true value carried within, and shapes the personality of the instrument.

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Our shop sells any quality level of 4/4 violins for any playing level, from the best student violin for beginner to the professional fiddles made by the Romanian maker Gliga Vasile in Reghin, Romania.

Gliga Genova 1 violins are played in many famous orchestras around the world, and are well appreciated and recommended by music teachers and instructors.