Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Please listen to this video with headphones for best result! Fine authentic old HOPF violin around mid 1800s with repair label dated 1886. Please listen to the video/soundfile & scroll down to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!
Nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams, but surely some marks in it´s old amber varnish due to its age. The table is finely grained spruce and the 2-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The violin was completely checked by our luthiers and by our violin player on playability.In our workshop it received a new set up with new ebony pegs, new ebony chinrest, an elder ebony tailpiece, a new bridge and new strings. These are new German silver wound steel core strings with good projection, easy to play while allowing rapid finger performance. We use these strings on mostly all of our violins to allow a comparison of the tonality of each instrument in the videos. In any case a new owner should consider higher quality strings of own personal preference to enhance the full tonal character of this violin! Beautiful old German quality instrument in immediate playing condition! Please Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Total 58,5 cm / 23", body 35 cm / 13.8", vibrating chord length 32,5 cm / 12.8, weight 466 gr / 16.4 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask, or/and - as we sell a lot of different violins - we would recommend to do a bit of internet research Google / Wikipedia etc. About makers, models and prices. Please be aware, that mostly all violins we offer are old and in used condition - it might differ from instrument to instrument, but each violin will probably need personal settings to suit your individual needs.. We´ll pack your violin for max. Safety at transport with the bridge laid down. PLEASE CHECK FEEDBACK FROM OUR BUYERS!
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