J.B. Collin-Mézin 15.5" Viola, Paris France, 1899
J.B. Collin-Mézin 15.5" Viola, Paris France, 1899
J.B. Collin-Mézin 15.5" Viola, Paris France, 1899
J.B. Collin-Mézin 15.5" Viola, Paris France, 1899
J.B. Collin-Mézin 15.5" Viola, Paris France, 1899
J.B. Collin-Mézin 15.5" Viola, Paris France, 1899
J.B. Collin-Mézin 15.5" Viola, Paris France, 1899

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J.B. Collin-Mézin 15.5" Viola, Paris France, 1899

Fine Viola Made in France

Sale price$8,000.00
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SKU: #299

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Viola Sizing Guide

Extend the arm fully, parallel to the floor. Measure from the neck to the middle of the palm. Watch our demo video for more exact directions.

Sizing Chart

SIZE OF VIOLA ARM MEASUREMENT AGE OF STUDENT
12" 20.5" - 21.9” 7-9 YRS
13" 22” - 23.4” 9-11 YRS
14" 23.5” - 24.9” 11-14 YRS
15" 25" -25.9” 14+ YRS
15.5" 26" - 26.4” 14+ YRS
16" 26.5" - 26.9” 14+ YRS
16.5" 27”+ 14+ YRS

Instructional Video

This sizing guide is intended to give you a good idea of what instrument size you or your student should look for. Please consider that this guide is based on our best estimates, but we always recommend that you consult with us, or your teacher before purchasing or renting.

Need Assistance?

Call us at 800-595-0592 or send us an email at support@fiddlershop.com. An expert can answer your questions regarding the instruments and its accessories.

Viola Sizing Guide

Extend the arm fully, parallel to the floor. Measure from the neck to the middle of the palm. Watch our demo video for more exact directions.

Sizing Chart

SIZE OF VIOLA ARM MEASUREMENT AGE OF STUDENT
12" 20.5" - 21.9” 7-9 YRS
13" 22” - 23.4” 9-11 YRS
14" 23.5” - 24.9” 11-14 YRS
15" 25" -25.9” 14+ YRS
15.5" 26" - 26.4” 14+ YRS
16" 26.5" - 26.9” 14+ YRS
16.5" 27”+ 14+ YRS

Instructional Video

This sizing guide is intended to give you a good idea of what instrument size you or your student should look for. Please consider that this guide is based on our best estimates, but we always recommend that you consult with us, or your teacher before purchasing or renting.

Need Assistance?

Call us at 800-595-0592 or send us an email at support@fiddlershop.com. An expert can answer your questions regarding the instruments and its accessories.

Review Videos

An excellent viola by Ch. J.B. Collin-Mézin, made in 1899 in Paris. This instrument is in great condition with only a few visible repairs including some older imperfect varnish touch-ups, and a reinforcing patch on the peg box. We have given this instrument some maintenance including new pegs, a new bridge, new sound post and strings.

Collin-Mézin apprenticed with his father, and in 1868 he moved to Paris where he established himself as one of the premier French luthiers of his day. His instruments were considered superior to other new violins; regarded highly by many great artists, including Joseph Joachim.

  • Varnish: Golden honey over light brown.
  • Fittings: Ebony
  • Back: One piece maple with wide tiger striping 
  • Strings: Thomastik Dominant
  • Fittings: Ebony pegs, tailpiece, and chinrest
  • Bridge: Professional level Despiau 3-tree bridge
  • Beveled fingerboard for C-string ease of play
Dimensions:
  • Length- 395 mm
  • Upper bout- 191 mm
  • Lower bout- 234 mm
  • Inner bout- 131 mm
  • Rib height- 36 mm

    Sale includes a quality oblong case.

    Even though this is not a Fiddlerman or Holstein line instrument, this violin is still backed by our standard warranty and return policy, and comes with free shipping, so you can shop with confidence.

    Customer Reviews

    Fiddlershop founders, Michael Holstein and Pierre Holstein, posing in the Fiddlershop workshop with some of their favorite violin and violas for some of the best workshops

    About Fiddlershop

    Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.

    Extended Return Window

    Orders placed after November 15th will have at least until January 31st, 2023 to return or exchange.