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Violin by Mathias Weineisen, Mittenwald, Germany, 1916.

This beautifully made violin is in incredible condition for it’s age. Made from the finest quality materials, it is a fine example of early 20th Century Mittenwald craftsmanship and has a fine, strong and clear tone.

Price $22,000


Violin by John Simmers, Brisbane, 2019

Violin by John Simmers, Brisbane, 2019. This is the latest violin by John Simmers. It was completed in 2020 and is now available for trial.

Price $22,000


Simmers Violins Series

Simmers Violin Makers are pleased to offer our Simmers Violins Series, a range of great instruments, hand made in small workshops in China. These instruments are carefully selected by John Simmers. He then finishes them and sets them up to the highest level. By personally selecting the instruments considering quality of workmanship and materials, we can ensure that the violins offer great value, tone and beauty.

Individually priced from $2000 to $3000


German violin, circa 1900

Labelled “Nicolaus Amatus Cremone Hieronymi filii fecit, An 1633″

Simmers Violins are always looking for well made and pristine examples of these very popular old violins. This particular instrument has survived completely unscathed. It shows little sign of use and presents as almost new. It has a handsome one piece back and is varnished and has been completely restored and setup to the highest level.

Price $9000


Violin by Carl Anton Herald, Brunndobra, Germany.

This fine sounding 19th century violin is in very good condition. It bears the original label – C. A. HEROLD ESTABLISHED 1833 IN SAXONY.

Price $8500


A French Violin by Jean Bauer, Angers, 1971

We are pleased to offer this very fine violin by the respected French violin maker, Jean Bauer. The violin is in excellent condition. Sold with the maker’s original invoice.

Bauer was the son of Gaston Bauer. He was born in Laval in 1914 and apprenticed to Marius Didier in Mattaincourt 1928–32. He worked in Le Havre then moved to Angers in the Second World War. His fine work on a personal model received various awards in Paris, Toulouse, Angers and The Hague. Jean Bauer made a total of 630 instruments.

Price on application.


Heritage Series Benjamin Forster

The Heritage Series of violins from Simmers Violins are hand made in one of the finest violin making workshops in Guangzhou, the capital and largest city of Guangdong province in South China. Because they are so well constructed we are able to finish them off and set them up in our own Red Hill workshop to the highest standard and without compromise. The setup these violins receive takes in the order of 10 hours of work, performed by professionally trained violin maker, John Simmers, The Heritage Series offer great sounding, beautifully crafted and artistically finished violins at a very reasonable price.

Price $2500


Heritage Series William Parker

The Heritage Series of violins from Simmers Violins are hand made in one of the finest violin making workshops in Guangzhou, the capital and largest city of Guangdong province in South China. Because they are so well constructed we are able to finish them off and set them up in our own Red Hill workshop to the highest standard and without compromise. The setup these violins receive takes in the order of 10 hours of work, performed by professionally trained violin maker, John Simmers, The Heritage Series offer great sounding, beautifully crafted and artistically finished violins at a very reasonable price.

Price $2995


Heritage Series Daniel Walmsley

The Heritage Series of violins from Simmers Violins are hand made in one of the finest violin making workshops in Guangzhou, the capital and largest city of Guangdong province in South China. Because they are so well constructed we are able to finish them off and set them up in our own Red Hill workshop to the highest standard and without compromise. The setup these violins receive takes in the order of 10 hours of work, performed by professionally trained violin maker, John Simmers, The Heritage Series offer great sounding, beautifully crafted and artistically finished violins at a very reasonable price.

Price $3250


Heritage Series Richard Banks

The Heritage Series of violins from Simmers Violins are hand made in one of the finest violin making workshops in Guangzhou, the capital and largest city of Guangdong province in South China. Because they are so well constructed we are able to finish them off and set them up in our own Red Hill workshop to the highest standard and without compromise. The setup these violins receive takes in the order of 10 hours of work, performed by professionally trained violin maker, John Simmers, The Heritage Series offer great sounding, beautifully crafted and artistically finished violins at a very reasonable price.

The Richard Banks violin is the second highest level of the Heritage Series and is made from very fine quality European maple and spruce and a straight grained pure black ebony fingerboard.

Price $4250

 


Heritage Series John Cuthbert

The Heritage Series of violins from Simmers Violins are hand made in one of the finest violin making workshops in Guangzhou, the capital and largest city of Guangdong province in South China. Because they are so well constructed we are able to finish them off and set them up in our own Red Hill workshop to the highest standard and without compromise. The setup these violins receive takes in the order of 10 hours of work, performed by professionally trained violin maker, John Simmers, The Heritage Series offer great sounding, beautifully crafted and artistically finished violins at a very reasonable price.

The John Cuthbert violin is the pinnacle of the Heritage Series and is made from very fine quality European maple and spruce and a straight grained pure black ebony fingerboard.

Price $4500


Studio Series Violins-Level 5

This level of Studio Series instrument has been made exclusively for Simmers Violin Makers from fine quality European tone wood. The wood has been sent to a very good workshop overseas and roughly finished, ready for our violin maker, John Simmers to finish the violin. John finalizes the graduations of the front and back, the F-holes and the bass bar before closing the violin. He then finishes the scroll and all external surfaces, shapes the neck and prepares the violin for varnishing. The violin is varnished the same way that he varnishes his own instruments before setting up and final adjustments. This level of instrument is approaching the level of a master made instrument, however by outsourcing some of the initial labour, it is offered at a very reasonable price for an instrument of this quality.

Price from $9500


Studio Series Violins-Level 3

Studio Series instruments are made exclusively for Simmers Violin Makers from fine quality European tone wood. John visits the workshop where they are made annually to oversee their making and is always striving to improve and develop the instruments. They are very popular and we believe that there no new instruments on the market in this price range that offer the same quality of sound and craftsmanship. The violins are finished in our Red Hill workshop by John Simmers and they receive the highest level of setup, including fine quality hand turned German pegs.

Price $6500


Studio Series Violins–level 2

Studio Series instruments are made exclusively for Simmers Violin Makers from fine quality European tone wood. John visits the workshop where they are made annually to oversee their making and is always striving to improve and develop the instruments. They are very popular and we believe that there no new instruments on the market in this price range that offer the same quality of sound and craftsmanship. The violins are finished in our Red Hill workshop by John Simmers and they receive the highest level of setup, including fine quality hand turned German pegs.

Price $5500


Studio Series Violins – Level 4

Studio Series instruments are made exclusively for Simmers Violin Makers from fine quality European tone wood. John visits the workshop where they are made annually to oversee their making and is always striving to improve and develop the instruments. This particular violin was finished and varnished by John Simmers while visiting the workshop. They are very popular and we believe that there no new instruments on the market in this price range that offer the same quality of sound and craftsmanship. The violins are finished in our Red Hill workshop by John Simmers and they receive the highest level of setup, including fine quality hand turned German pegs.

Price $8000


Studio Series Violins – Level 1

Instrument

Studio Series instruments are made exclusively for Simmers Violin Makers from fine quality European tone wood. John visits the workshop where they are made annually to oversee their making and is always striving to improve and develop the instruments. They are very popular and we believe that there no new instruments on the market in this price range that offer the same quality of sound and craftsmanship. The violins are finished in our Red Hill workshop by John Simmers and they receive the highest level of setup, including fine quality hand turned German pegs.

Price $4500


KG200 Violins $1975

KG is a small family operated workshop in Beijing. Their 200 model violin is very nicely made instrument and is a very popular choice for students moving up to their first full size violin. They come with our detailed setup, quality fittings and Pirastro Obligato or Evah Pirazzi strings.

Price $1975


KG100 Violin Outfit $1250

Dolce is our popular student violin outfit. Chosen for its amazing quality for its price, we believe this is the minimum quality that students of all levels deserve. The quality of this instrument allows us to perform a detailed setup which is included in the price. We fit Dolce violins with Pirastro Obligato strings and a bow and case are included. Dolce violin outfits are available in 4/4, ¾ and ½ sizes. Don’t let your students play on a toy violin, start them off with a real one.

Price $1250