Vintage String Instruments
Enhance your musical instrument collection with vintage orchestral instruments and folk instruments from some of the world’s most celebrated luthiers. Vintage musical instruments are available in beautifully restored models, as well as those needing restoration by a skilled hand. Search for Baroque lutes, Hawaiian ukuleles and vintage mandolins, as well as Stradivarius violins and Zimmerman auto harps.Vintage Orchestral String Instruments
From Stradivarius violins waiting for restoration to late 19th and early 20th century cellos from some of Europe’s most celebrated luthiers, you can find vintage orchestral string instruments to meet your playing needs. You should carefully consider the condition of the instrument and the authenticity of any luthier markings, as well as the originality of the instrument’s parts and fittings.Vintage Folk World String Instruments
Serious instrument collectors will find an outstanding choice when it comes to vintage folk world string instruments, with everything from vintage banjos and ukuleles to mandolins, autoharps and zithers. Look for original Kumalae ukuleles from Hawaii during the early 20th century or mandolins from renowned Macedonian luthier Zeynel Abidin Cümbüş.Vintage Auto Harps
Looking for a vintage auto harp to add to your collection? Look for instruments Menzenhauer’s US Guitar Zither Co and vintage Zimmerman auto harps, as well as those by Oscar Schmidt who have been making instruments since the late 19th century. Their guitars were a favourite with Southern blues musicians and country guitar pickers in the United States, chosen for their superior tone and finely crafted woods.Vintage Lutes
If you’re interested in Baroque music, consider a vintage European lute, which was one of the most important instruments in secular music during the Renaissance. These vintage musical instruments are similar to the Eastern oud (and descend from a common ancestor), with a long neck and deep, rounded back that resonates with the improvised chordal accompaniment of the player.