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 1st half 1800 - stamped on the upper back. 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.
No open cracks or open seams. The table is medium to fine grained spruce and the back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The original short neck as been elongated (see detailed photo). The instrument has been checked by our luthiers and by our violin player on playability.
In our workshop it received new setup with newly fitted elder ebony pegs, newly fitted elder tailpiece and chinrest, 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 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 / 23.2", body 35,6 cm / 14", vibrating chord length 32,8 cm / 12.9, weight 504 gr / 17.78 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. PLEASE CHECK FEEDBACK FROM OUR BUYERS! Among our numerous customers are many professional violinists, collectors, dealers and repeating clients from all over the globe - just read what other people say about us!! 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. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "old-violin-international" and is located in this country: PT.This item can be shipped worldwide.