• Antique Antonius Stradivarius Made In Germany Copy Of Violin

    There is a crack on the front and a crack on the back side. These can be seen in pictures 6 and 8. Measures 24" long. No bow.
    $68.00
  • Old antique 4/4 size violin for restoration, #1284

    The violin is unlabeled. The two-piece maple back measures 14 1/8" long, 8 3/8" across at the lower bout, and 6 9/32" across at the upper bout. The overall length of the violin is 23 3/8". The two-piece spruce top is narrow grained.
    $195.00
  • New Listingbeautiful 1800s violin no label

    Here is a really old violin, it was antiqued to look old when it was made one major crack but in a obscure place and it has been repaired neck was split and was repaired holding great so no real issues that i can see probably the best looking violin i have all original finish this violin has a deep tone is super easy to play and has a great e string i have way too many violins.
    $100.99
    19 bidsEnding Oct 2 at 10:57AM PDT6d
  • Antique snare drum

    Antique snare drum all wood base has frame, bottom and top rings, snare wire, and fasteners.
    $50.00
    or Best Offer
  • McTammany Organette, Style 2, Needs minor repairs

    McTammany Reed Organette, Style 2. The bellows appears to be in good condition and the reeds work. I do not have any music sheets to test it. Some adjustment may be required to make the music sheet roll across the reeds.
    $275.00
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  • Clementi Nicholson Improved Wooden D Flute

    Antique English Flute
    $800.00
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  • old violin italian?

    I dont know what this violin is corner blocks look like they have another inside the corner block back is beautiful one piece has broken off but its a clean break and should glue up very easily it is a full size gorgeous work someone replaced the original scroll with 19 th century german so is the violin old enough to be 18th century and would it have had grafted scroll.
    $60.00
    5 bidsEnding Oct 2 at 10:44AM PDT5d 23h
  • ANTIQUE MECHANICAL ORGANETTE! 14 NOTES! ONE ROLL INCLUDED! WOOD, NICE FINISH!

    14 NOTES! ONE ROLL INCLUDED! WOOD, NICE FINISH! A terrific collectible - AN ANTIQUE MECHANICAL ORGANETTE! I THINK THIS MACHINE WAS MADE BY THE 'THE MECHANICAL ORGANETTE CO.', BUT IT IS NOT MARKED.
    $399.99
  • New Listing VERY OLD ANTIQUE VIOLIN ,4/4 SIZE GIUSEPPE FIORINI 1921 LABLE

    OLD VIOLIN AMAZING SOUND VERY GOOD PRESERVE
    $54.00
    5 bidsEnding Oct 2 at 4:46PM PDT6d 5h
  • Beautiful very old violin GOFREDUS CAPPA 1679

    A Beautiful very old 17th Century Violin, Labeled Gofredus Cappa fecit Salutus anno 1679.
    $1,624.99
    11 bidsEnding Wednesday at 2:20PM PDT1d 3h
  • Signed FRENCH FRANCOIS BRETON BREVETE SMG, LA DUCHESSE VIOLIN Geige

    Full size Acustic French viloin, signed Breton Brevete Smg, Thibouville Lamy, and stamped on the neck as well. Overall good contion, with no open cracks. Nut is inside.
    $114.50
    12 bidsEnding Thursday at 10:54AM PDT2d
  • Antique Bowed Zither, verry old

    Trying to do research i could not find a picture of exact type of instrument.I belive it is from hungary only because my grate grand father brought many instruments with him when he came to US around 1900.
    $107.50
    4 bidsEnding Oct 1 at 6:55AM PDT4d 20h
  • Antique Wood Flute Looks Very Nice

    You are bidding on a old wood flute, I see no name or any markings, measures 23 5/8'' and weighs 7.5 ozs, no case, please look at all pictures.Buyer to pay 9.00 Shipping in US.
    $100.00
    5 bidsEnding Thursday at 3:00PM PDT2d 4hTop Rated Plus
  • Antique Vuillaume a Paris French Violin Body with Bone Bow & Tailpiece NICE NR

    Take a look at this antique musical instrument! This violin body is VERY old. I'm not sure how old but the inside is marked "Vuillame a Paris Rue Croix des Petits Camp.". It's 22" long and the body is really in great condition.
    $211.50
    21 bidsEnding Oct 2 at 10:23AM PDT5d 23hTop Rated Plus
  • W.E. Hill & Sons Violin Case Antique Made in England

    Antique violin case by W.E. Hill & Sons. Made in England in the 1800's. Measures 31 1/4" long x 10" wide at the base and 5 3/4" wide at the top. Also measures 5" high on one end and 4" high on the other.
    $125.00
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  • Antique John Juzek German Made 4/4 Violin

    CONDITION: see photos - good, as pictured, sound condition.
    $90.99
    17 bidsEnding Wednesday at 7:47AM PDT20h 59m
  • Antique Old Vintage "Guarnerius" 2 Pc. Curly Maple Back Full Size Violin

    The violin is lined and has 4 corner blocks. The scroll and pegbox are in good condition and the neck is solid. The pegs turn smoothly and the fingerboard is in good condition. The violin is labelled as a "Josef Guarnerius".
    $102.50
    19 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Oct 2 at 5:00PM PDT6d 6h
  • Antique Equipoise Violin Company 4/4 Violin

    $222.29
    22 bidsEnding Wednesday at 7:54AM PDT21h 5mBrand: Amati
  • ANTIQUE TRUMPET BRASS MUTE LOT HARMON WOW WOW SHASTOCK TONALCOLOR SOLOTONE VTG

    The other is missing some cork and the wood disk on bottom unglued. Labels read Made in Cleveland Ohio. I could not find another of these when doing my internet research. These mutes were found in this HN White King trumpet or cornet music case.
    $350.00
    0 bidsEnding Oct 1 at 8:09PM PDT5d 9hTop Rated Plus
  • Vintage Cornet 1880s Band Instrument Hand Trumpet

    No signature. But, through much research discovered this band cornet was made en Vogue 1880 - 1899. It truly is an eye catching gorgeously engraved cornet w/ very little silver loss. Antique Silverplated beautifully Etched / engraved pattern.
    $130.00
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  • Antique Hopf Violin 4x4 Germany German Vintage W Case Tiger maple

    It comes with an old antique wooden case. The violin back measures 14" long. The tiger maple wood is very strong. This would be a great violin to work on! Good luck winning! Lower 48 states only.
    $79.00
    0 bidsEnding Oct 1 at 5:50PM PDT5d 7h
  • Old Antique Italian Label Master Violin 4/4 Francesco Ruggeri 1675

    Here is a wonderful Old Violin with a dark reddish varnish, probably German made and a good copy of Francisco Ruggeri with a facsimile label. A highly arched instrument We estimate this violin to be Circa 1880 most likely made in Markneukirchen.
    $1,299.95
    Free shipping
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  • Baritone saxophone by Adolphe Sax 1880

    Baritone Saxophone in Eb made y Adolphe Sax around 1880. The bell reads Adolphe Sax Fleru Brevete, 50 reu Saint George Paris, Seul, Grand Prix 1867.
    $1,050.00
    4 bidsEnding Thursday at 8:30PM PDT2d 9h
  • Nice old antique 4/4 Violin German Regat Rubis Violin no label

    Violin is playable but could use some repairs. Very distinctive maker. Has had numerous repairs over the years. Mid 1800s. We are currently in the process of grading a good deal of the 1952-1974 topps cards from this collection.
    $105.50
    2 bidsEnding Oct 1 at 6:24PM PDT5d 7h
  • New ListingAntique German Patented Wood Mandolin Musical Instrument Vintage 1900 String Old

    Dates to around the turn of the last Century and might be German but the only markings I can find is the stamp that reads Patent Pending onthe tail end. Get Images that.
    $0.99
    1 bidEnding Oct 2 at 7:33PM PDT6d 8hTop Rated Plus
  • PRICE CUT Beautiful c.1924 Paramount Style F Tenor Banjo w/ OHSC Please Read

    Beautiful early Paramount / Wm. Lange Style F Tenor Banjo, c. 1924. Rim Serial # 3426; Dowel Stick Serial # 3426 and "Patented" with Pat. No. 1348652. All hooks,nuts,& shoes appear original as well.
    $2,195.00
  • Antique Vintage Lyon and Healy tuba 1913 Herco Mouthpiece

    First picture is outside in natural light. The rest of the pictures are inside under fluorescent. Patent date September 23rd 1913 serial number 14987. Comes with a herco professional mouthpiece. 11" bell rim to rim.
    $112.50
    4 bidsEnding Today at 6:30PM PDT7h 42m
  • Beautiful old Violin H.C. SILVESTRE a PARIS 1885

    A Beautiful old violin labeled H.C. SILVESTRE a PARIS 1885 in very good playable condition and has excellent quality powerful sound.
    $322.00
    4 bidsEnding Wednesday at 8:07PM PDT1d 9h
  • Antique 6 Key Piccolo

    No maker's mark. Missing metal rings on the head joint, which was previously cracked. No cracks on the body. This piccolo will need complete restoration to be playable. The overall length is 12".
    $70.00
    Free shipping
  • Antique Violin w/ Wooden Case ( For Repair ) Glass ?

    Very old antique violin. I am not an expert on violins but I was told that the violin was made by Glass. There are some hairline cracks on the body and one of the tuning knobs is missing. I did not see any identification marks on the inner area of the violin.
    $48.00
    1 bidEnding Friday at 10:52AM PDT3d
  • Old Jackson Guldan Violin Not German Antique Columbus Ohio Tiger Maple w Case

    This violin came from an old estate here is SE Ohio. It comes with case and a bow. The bow is stamped (MADE IN ????. ANY) It is hard to read but I am assuming its Germany. The violin has a label inside that says Jackson Guldan Columbus Ohio and is a copy of a Stradivarius.
    $169.00
    or Best Offer
  • ANTIQUE 4/4 FULL SIZE VIOLIN WITH CASE

    ANTIQUE VIOLIN FROM AN ESTATE SALE. BODY IS 14" LONG, TOTAL LENGTH ABOUT 23 1/2". THE BRIDGE IS AUBERT. EXTRA PARTS WITH CASE. NO BOW. NORMAL WEAR AND SCUFFS. WOODEN CASE. STRINGS DON'T STAY TIGHT.
    $49.99
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 6:11PM PDT4d 7hTop Rated PlusBrand: Aubert
  • Antique Joseph Guarnerius 1735 4/4 Maple Violin w/ 2 Bows and Hard Case

    Here we have a sturdy, nice-looking, and well made antique Joseph Guarnerius violin. Based on appearance and general experience it likely dates to the 1800's or perhaps turn of the century at the latest though we are not experts in dating violins. The paper label on the inside of the violin reads, "Joseph Guarnerius fecit Cremonae anno 1735" as well as "IHS" with a cross above it ( IHS being the Greek abbreviation for Jesus.) The back of the violin appears to be made out of two pieces of wood, with a unique and attractive ripple pattern. Item includes original case, and what appears to be two original bows. With regard to size, according to the majority of sources we've consulted, our measurements land us in what we believe to be "4/4" territory.
    $71.00
    12 bidsEnding Oct 2 at 6:19PM PDT6d 7hTop Rated Plus
  • New Listing1900s Epworth Organ Catalog. Williams Organ & Piano. Chicago. Antique. 16 Pages.

    Travel back in time with this antique catalog. Back then, Chicago was Music City USA, home to countless instrument factories. It's 16 pages, plus the cover. Measures 9" by 6". Except for the grey/blue/yellow cover it's black and white, but with high quality printing.
    $94.95
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  • Old Violin One Piece back. Very nice condition. Made in Czecho Slovakia on label

    Nice violin. No damage or old repairs. Good projection at bridge. Will ship well packed without case or bow. Please ask any questions..
    $90.00
    9 bidsEnding Saturday at 12:33PM PDT4d 1h
  • Antique Old Vintage " Inlay" 2 Pc. Back Full Size Violin - No Reserve

    The violin is lined and has 4 corner blocks. The scroll and pegbox are in good condition and the neck is solid. The pegs and fingerboard are ebony. The pegs turn smoothly and the fingerboard is in good condition.
    $65.00
    13 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Oct 2 at 5:30PM PDT6d 6h
  • Very nice antique one keyed wooden flute

    $212.46
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  • Antique Germany Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Violin 4/4 with Bow & Case NR

    Here's a lovely antique violin made in Germany. This full size Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis appears to be very old. Take a look at the intricate carving on the back of the head. While it shows some wear, the body is very god structurally and the violin comes with box, chin rest, shoulder rest and hard shell case.
    $34.88
    25 bidsEnding Oct 2 at 10:32AM PDT5d 23hTop Rated Plus
  • Joseph Guarnerius filius Andreae Violin 1706 4/4,Deep Tone, New Strings, Case

    This violin is labeled "Josef Guarnerius filius Andrae Fecit". It has a unique finish and a deep orchestral tone.
    $695.00
    or Best Offer
  • Labeled Ernst Heinrich Roth Violin 1922 Copie Antonius Stradivarius good cond.

    Ernst Heinrich Roth Violin 1922 in good used cond. Has original hard case, bow, strings, pitch tuner, and the parts shown in the photos. Don't know much about this violin, as what parts are original etc.
    $1,025.00
    2 bidsEnding Saturday at 2:53PM PDT4d 4h
  • Very Nice Robert Glier Violin

    Comes with a like new lightweight case.
    $1,800.00
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 6:18PM PDT4d 7h
  • Violin Book How Many Strads? Doring, 1945, In Very Fine Condition

    , Doring, 1945 in very fine condition. A great book for any collector of fine violins.
    $250.00
    or Best Offer
  • Lot of 2 Old Vintage Antique "Hopf" Full Size Violins - No Reserve

    The 1 pc. The violins are for restoration. More pics. available upon request. Low open with no reserve.
    $71.00
    18 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Oct 2 at 4:45PM PDT6d 5h
  • New ListingOld Antique Violin

    Seems to me it is ready for set up. Ask if need photos in specific area.Always seek advice from professional luthier when purchasing antique violin. May need work: ask your luthier ! To my opinion it'll benefit from new fingerboard.
    $195.00
    0 bidsEnding Oct 2 at 10:53AM PDT6d
  • NEW ANTIQUE FINISH TIGER FLAMED 4/4 STRAD FULLSIZE GERMAN VIOLIN FIDDLE

    This is an excellent mature warm sounding violin for any player. Violinist are amazed by the tonality the violin produces. It features a beautiful tight flamed antique stain finish. BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE FINISH FULLSIZE ROTHENBURG VIOLIN!!!
    $119.99
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  • Antique 16 X 7 1/2" Brass Body Wood Hoops Animal Skin Marching Snare Drum

    With Fibre Products Mfg Co. Famous Perfect Made Case
    $155.00
    1 bidEnding Friday at 6:29AM PDT2d 19h
  • New Listing4/4 Violin M.COUTURIEUX

    The violin also has a crack on the rear plate (see photo). The violins have cracks on the front and back plate (prodsim see photo). The violins have cracks on the front and back plate (prodsim see photo) There is a need for a minor repair, yet it is still possible for the violin to play.
    $120.00
    0 bidsEnding Wednesday at 4:31AM PDT17h 42m
  • Antique Old Violin, Labeled, Grafted Bushed Scroll - 5 Days Auction

    Cracks on top plate, dents patina, wear. Grafted scroll. The visible crack on the back seems stable. Varnish seems to be original. This violin has lots of charm and character. Interesting Antique Violin For Restoration.
    $825.00
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Can You Repair Vintage Musical Instruments Using New Parts?

As long as an instrument is still in production, new parts are available to repair it, and sometimes these parts do not change much and still work on vintage instruments. Some parts are in frequent need of replacement, such as the strings on stringed instruments and the reeds inside woodwinds, and these parts are typically easy to find for instruments of all ages. In many cases, parts for antique organs and other keyboards no longer in production must come from other antique pianos and keyboards.

Are Antique Violins Made by Masters, Such as Stradivarius, Better Than New Violins?

Stradivarius and other classic antique violins are worth far more than any modern violins. Although the conventional belief is that these old violins are tonally superior to new violins, some experts disagree. In various blind listening comparisons conducted with music lovers as well as professional violinists, new violins often produced the preferred sound.

What Are Some Tips for Storing Musical Instruments for Long Periods?

When preparing musical instruments for long-term storage, it is important to disassemble and relax them as completely as possible. That means separating a segmented woodwind, removing reeds, slackening strings, and so forth. Owners should thoroughly clean and polish the instruments and treat the wood and metal surfaces with protective polish. Covers and cases are available for most instruments to protect them from dust. It is important to store instruments above ground level in case of flooding and away from windows, vents, and heaters.

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