Fine Instruments & Bows
It is easy to understand the great attraction to old and rare instruments. In many ways, instruments are like people, each with an individual soul. The wood used to make the instrument, once a tree, growing and breathing in its time. The tree then transformed into a one-of- a-kind instrument by the loving maker. The musician, playing with their personal experience and heart, resonating through the instrument. Through the ages, the path of the instrument builds its character, growing in complexity with its own unique voice.
We are passionate about the history and legacy of fine instruments. Stewardship over rare examples is a great honor. If you are looking for a rare instrument or bow, we would love to help you become part of its journey. Through our vast network of musicians, collectors and dealers, we can find the right instrument for you.
The world of violin making is embarking on an exciting era – truly a new renaissance is happening in the art of violin making. As the early masters learned from one another, the collaboration within today’s making community is strong, leading to great discoveries in the sound and performance of instruments.
Contemporary instruments offer many wonderful advantages such as affordability and good health. If you are in the market for a contemporary instrument, we have relationships with makers from all around the world, offering some of the most exciting work the industry has seen.
Request Your Dream Instrument
Have a very specific instrument or bow in mind? Through our international network of musicians, collectors, dealers and makers, we can help you find your dream instrument.
Auction can be an excellent way to purchase an instrument or bow having a wide selection to view all at once. It is a good way to see, play and hear many options and fine-tune ones preferences. Auction also has the opportunity to find bargain gems.
Elan Fine Instruments hosts one to two instrument auctions per year. Instruments are procured from all around the world, and in most cases are fresh to market, providing the buyers a wide range of instruments, previously unseen. Our instruments at auction are vetted out and we offer full disclosure of condition and attributions.