At Gainesville Violins, there is an instrument for everyone! From entry level student violins to professional workhorses. Every instrument is expertly setup and adjusted to help you bring out everything it can offer.
Our selection includes handmade moderns and century old antiques with a story all their own. Every instrument we sell carries a 5-10 year warranty to be free from defect, and that travels with the violin regardless of owner.
All violins listed below are just samples from the larger collection, not the entirety.
Since finding the right violin is such a monumental and personal choice, feel free to spend the day finding the perfect instrument for your needs.
Revelle 500QX. Siberian tone wood air dried for three years. Six coats of hand applied oil varnish and made in the french style. The ideal student instrument with Dominant strings and a French bridge.
Revelle 600 $1650 with plush advanced case and Raven carbon bow. Romanian tone wood air dried for three years. Made in the Italian style with six coats of hand applied oil varnish. Set up with a French bridge and Dominant strings. The ideal instrument for the advancing student.
Fritz Kreisler, our most popular model for all size instruments. This full size outfit costs $950, or $25 per month for rental. Featuring highly figured maple, full bodied tone, Thomastik Strings, a fully lined pernambuco bow, and foam case.
Fritz Kreisler X
The Fritz Kreisler X is a more advanced version of the Fritz models. It features a hand graduated top, choice spruce and aged maple. as well as Dominant strings. The outfit includes a step up carbon graphite bow and foam case.
Adriana Rossi, quitled maple
This Adriana Rossi features highly figured European Quilted Maple. Made for the Krutz workshop in Kansas with the final setup done in house. Vision strings and a bold tone for $1900
Paulus and Kruse
A pristine example of fine Markneukirchen (Germany) craftsmanship in near perfect condition.
The Antonio Vivaldi is our beginner violin with a setup that far exceeds the ability of the average starter instrument. High quality Aubert bridge custom cut for each instrument, a custom fitted soundpost, and high quality strings. Each instrument is expertly prepared to work with the student, not against them. The bridge and nut are filed to not cut the string, the pegs are treated to smoothly turn, built in fine tuners for weight reduction, and the string and nut height are corrected so it doesn't hurt to press the strings down.
1699 Strad Copy. A fine copy of his early work featuring Strad's signature long and slender F holes. A wonderful oil varnish gives this instrument such depth. Dominant strings.
Panis Angelicus Conte de Fontana
1702 "Oistrakh" Conte De Fontana Strad copy. Lovely one piece back, Obligato strings, asymmetrical F holes and persian eye fittings.
This Italia is the height of our student level instruments. A striking back, bold tone, and excellent price for the outfit. Wittner tailpiece and Vision strings.
This violin has a highly textured spruce top and an exquisite one piece back. Evah Pirazzi strings.