Please see the video & listen to the sound on youtube! Please listen to this video with headphones for best result! Fine old HOPF violin around late 1800s. Please listen to the video/soundfile & scroll down to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!
The instrument has been carefully worked over by our luthiers and checked by our violin player on playability. Nicely carved scroll, which has masterly grafted to the neck and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows repairs on the front plate (see detailed XXL photo).But no open cracks or open seams, and surely some marks in it´s old amber varnish due to its age. The table is medium to fine grained spruce and the back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The violin has been completely revised by our luthiers. Fingerboard, pegs, chinrest and tailpiece are ebony. It received a new setup with newly fitted ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece, new ebony chinrest , newly fitted bridge, new soundpost an.
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 provide a comparison of the tonal qualities 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 character of this violin! Good old German violin in immediate playing condition! Total 59 cm / 23.22', body 36 cm / 14.17', vibrating chord length 33 cm / 12.99', weight 492 gr / 17.34 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..
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For our other selected premium violins, violas and bows as well as for more information about and around old violins please visit our website! Please also see our other listings - we currently offer several old violins. The item "OLD GERMAN 19th C HOPF VIOLIN video ANTIQUE master rare 149" is in sale since Tuesday, November 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins".The seller is "old-violin-international" and is located in Lisbon. This item can be shipped worldwide.