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Hopf violin made in Klingenthal around 1800
Hopf violin made in Klingenthal around 1800
Hopf violin made in Klingenthal around 1800
Hopf violin with a one piece back
Hopf violin with a one piece back
Maplke ribs of a Hopf violin
Maplke ribs of a Hopf violin
Hopf violin scroll
Hopf violin scroll
Provenance: Markneukirchen/Klingenthal
Maker: Hopf
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 1800
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Antique Hopf violin, Klingenthal approx. 1800

This historic Hopf violin was made in the Saxonian town of Klingenthal around 1800, if not perhaps somewhat later. It is a classic example of the characteristics found in a historic German violin model which dates back to Caspar Hopf; aficionados today still appreciate the Hopf violin model because of its strong, nuanced and complex sound. The premium quality of this fine master violin is clearly evident in details. The touch of an experienced luthier is also apparent in the beautiful soft flaming of the one-piece maple back. Like many historic stringed instruments of its era, an old repair of a worm trace can be seen on the rib of this Hopf violin, which most importantly has no cracks. At our atelier this fine German master violin was carefully restored and we can recommend this ready-to-play instrument without any reservations; this beautiful Hopf violin offers a wide scope of musical options to demanding musicians. Its sound is mature and powerful, with a character that is as warm as it is bright, full of tone colours and very well balanced across all strings and up and down the fingerboard.

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