Violin maker Hopf
The Hopf name in inextricably linked to the history of instrument making in the Vogtland region of Saxony, Germany and Bohemia in what is now Czechia. It represents the trail-blazing achievements of a family of violin makers that created one of the most distinctive and successful violin making traditions in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Under the guidance of Caspar Hopf, the pater familias of the dynasty, it was ultimately the father and son David Christian Hopf Senior and Junior who refined the classic violin model which remained influential well into the 19th century. The unmistakable contours of their model achieved iconic status.