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Hopf violin
Hopf violin
Hopf violin
Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Hopf workshops
Length of back: 35.3 cm
Year: 1800 circa
Tone: warm, dark, mellow
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Antique 1800's Klingenthal Hopf violin (sold)

The slim, tender model from the Klingenthal Hopf workshops was manufactured probably around the beginning of the 19th. century. The attached neck is a typical stylistc feature for that time. The general design of the violin follows the Hopf tradition: It is formed rather angular with distinctive arching and covered with brown varnish over yellow ground. The well-known family name is imprinted inside the body and on the one-piece maple back. In spite of its high age the violin is astonishingly well preserved. The unavoidable traces of use and the aging process add a sympathetic ancient touch to the violin. It is undamaged and in excellent playing condition. The violin sounds warm, dark, full-bodied and mellow.

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