Ifshin Violins
Rare & Fine Instruments

The Ifshin Collection of Fine Violas

If you are looking for a fine viola it is a good time to visit Ifshin Violins! We would like to extend an invitation to you to visit us to see and try some of these exceptional instruments.


More than $20,000

Joseph Gagliano

Joseph Gagliano

Naples, 1776 14 3/8 inches

Giuseppe Gagliano was the son and pupil of Nicolo Gagliano, and was one of the best makers of the great Gagliano dynasty. This wonderful viola has a rich sound; well balanced strings, smooth tone, and beautiful action.

Instruments of this size and quality are rare, and are seldom available. We are very excited to have this viola for sale at our shop.


Ignio Sderci

Ignio Sderci

Florence, 1960. 16 3/8"


Celeste Farotti

Celeste Farotti

Milan, 1975, 16¾”. If you are looking for a viola with that big, full rich viola sound, this could be the instrument for you.


Celeste Farotti

Celeste Farotti

Milan, 1970, 16 7/16".

Farotti was a pupil of his great uncle Celeste Farotto. He is considered a very fine make and we are especially fond of his violas. This beautiful viola has a full, dark and warm tone.


Natale Carletti

Natale Carletti

1937, 16 1/2".


Ada Quaranta

Ada Quaranta

Turin, 2006, 16 1/4"


Caesar Castelli

Caesar Castelli

Ascoli Piceno, 1961. 16 1/2"


Bruno Barbieri

Bruno Barbieri

Mantua, 1969, 16 ½