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
- 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.
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.