Klingenthal Hopf 3/4 viola, circa 1850

This rare 3/4 Hopf viola is a quality instrument from Saxony, that was built in the mid of the 19th century in the Hopf workshops in Klingenthal. The body measures 36.1 cm and was built after the well-known Hopf model with high ribs. It is covered by a glossy, highly transparent varnish of shimmering, golden-brown color. The edgework and purfling is an excellent reference for the skills of the violin maker, full of character and crafted with aesthetic sense. The antique viola was completely worked over by our luthier and is offered in undamaged, perfectly preserved condition, ready to play, with a recommendable good response and a...

This rare 3/4 Hopf viola is a quality instrument from Saxony, that was built in the mid of the 19th century in the Hopf workshops in Klingenthal. The body measures 36.1 cm and was built after the well-known Hopf model with high ribs. It is covered by a glossy, highly transparent varnish of shimmering, golden-brown color. The edgework and purfling is an excellent reference for the skills of the violin maker, full of character and crafted with aesthetic sense. The antique viola was completely worked over by our luthier and is offered in undamaged, perfectly preserved condition, ready to play, with a recommendable good response and a bright, warm sound with some soft notes, that is suitable for chamber music.

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Inventory no.
2060
Maker
Hopf-Werkstätten
Provenance
Saxony
Year
circa 1850
Tone
warm
Length of back
36.1 cm
Hopf 3/4 viola from Saxony, approx. 1850 - top
3/4 - Klingenthal Hopf 3/4 viola, approx. 1850
ribs
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