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Here we offer some violins from the famous HOPF dynasty of violin makers.

On every violin we offer a video / soundfile, as well as detailed XXL pics from all different angles possible. Measures and weight are also stated in the descriptions.

All violins we offer have been checked in our workshop by our luthiers and by our violinist on tonality and playing conditions. Occasionaly existing issues like open seams or cracks, old repairs, missing parts or required improvements have been revised and taken notice of, and if necessary - carefully worked over. Our violins will sound and play well if you do so, and a little fine tuning will likely improve them.

Please have a look:

     
OLD 19th Century CARL FRIEDRICH HOPF VIOLIN   Nº 584
Carl Friedrich Hopf violin  

Fine old 19th century master violin - CARL FRIEDRICH HOPF.

Presumably first half 1800s, stamped on the upper back and inside the body. 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. This violin is an outstanding antique instrument with a wonderful sound that is superior to many other violins from that time. It was completely worked over in our workshop. It shows former repairs, but no open cracks or open seams, and surely some minor marks in it´s old amber varnish due to its age. The table is medium to fine grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. It received new set up with refitted ebony pegs, an elder ebony chinrest and ebony tailpiece, a refitted bridge and new strings. These are new silver wound steel core strings, which have a good projection and allow quick finger action. We use these strings on mostly all of our violins, to allow a comparison of the tonality of each instrument in the videos. We would recommend higher quality strings like Pirastro Eudoxa or Gold, Warchal Brillant, Larsen etc. to enhance the full character of this violin!

Rare old German collector's violin - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 58,5 cm / 23", body 35,5 cm / 14", vibrating chord length 32 cm / 12.6", weight 484 gr / ~17.1 oz.

$ 4242.00 USD

     
OLD 19th Century DAVID HOPF VIOLIN   Nº 397
david hopf violin  

Presumably early 1800s by David Christian Hopf jun. (1776-1830), stamped on the upper back and inside the body. There's also a repair label from the Johann Altrichter workshop dated 1898.Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! Nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows several professional executed repairs, but no open cracks or open seams, and surely some marks in it´s old amber varnish due to its age. The table is finely grained spruce and the 2-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The violin has been completely checked by our luthier and by our violin player on playability. It received new ebony pegs, an ebony tailpiece, ebony chinrest, a new bridge and new strings.Fingerboard is ebony. Measures aprox.: total 59 cm / 23.2", body 35,4 cm / 14", vibrating chord length 33 cm / 13", weight 495 gr / ~16.4 oz. For further questions please ask.

SOLD to one of our customers in MD/USA.

     

OLD 19th Century HOPF VIOLIN

  Nº 855
 

Beautiful antique violin from the HOPF family of violin makers.

Presumably mid 1800s, stamped on the upper back and inside the body. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!  Nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows a professional executed pegbox repair: Please see the video of the restoration !, but no open cracks or open seams, and surely some marks in it´s old amber varnish due to its age. The table is finely grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The violin has been completely revised by our luthier. Fingerboard, pegs, chinrest and tailpiece are ebony.

Beautiful old German quality instrument in immediate playing condition! Great loud, warm and mature sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 59 cm / 23.22', body 36 cm / 14.17', vibrating chord length 33 cm / 12.99', weight 479 gr / ~16.93 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask

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$ 2427.00 USD

 

 

 

     

Beautiful antique violin from the HOPF family of violin makers.

  Nº 075
hopf violin  

Presumably end 1800s, stamped on the upper back. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!  Nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This violin from the famous Hopf ateliers in Klingenthal, Saxony, is an outstanding antique instrument with a wonderful sound that is superior to many other violins sharing the same provenance. The unmistakeable model with the well-known HOPF stamp on the back features the typical "angular" contours, opulently executed edges and a light brown varnish over a light ground. The scroll is full of character and clearly inspired by italian patterns, the purfling is crafted with great care by an experienced violin maker. Remarkable is the asymmetric construction: the lower block and center of the lower ribs are moved slightly to the right, which  gives more volume to the bass side and more projection impact onto the treble side. The ebony fingerboard was renewed and wedged onto the old baroque neck. It was completely worked over by our luthier, who applied a new ebony setup, and is offered in immediate playing condition, unfolding its exceptionally beautiful, mature sound full of warmth and light facettes, sophisticated and colorful, precise and strong. This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams, and surely some minor marks in it´s old amber varnish due to its age. The table is very fine grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The violin received new ebony pegs, new ebony chinrest, new ebony tailpiece, new bridge and new strings. These are new silver wound steel core strings, which we use these strings on mostly all of our violins, to allow a comparison of the tonality of each instrument in the videos. We would recommend higher quality strings to increase the full sound of this violin!

Beautiful old German quality instrument - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 59,5 cm / 23.4', body 35,6 cm / 14', vibrating chord length 33 cm / 12.99', weight 519 gr / ~18.3 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask.          

$ 2672.00 USD

 

     
Fine old HOPF violin   Nº 890
hopf violin  

Presumably round 1920s, stamped on the upper back. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!  Nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams, and surely some marks in it´s old amber varnish due to its age. The table is finely grained spruce and the back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The violin has been completely revised by our luthier and checked on playability by our violin player. It received new ebony pegs, a new bridge, new ebony tailpiece, new ebony chinrest and new strings. Fingerboard is ebony.

Beautiful old German quality instrument in immediate playing condition! Great loud, warm and mature sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 60 cm / 23.62', body 36 cm / 14.17', vibrating chord length 33 cm / 12.79', weight 491 gr / ~17.32 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask

SOLD to one of our customers in London / UK

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Fine old HOPF violin   Nº 236

hopf violin

 

Presumably around 1930s.

Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!  Nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams. The table is edium to fine grained spruce and the back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. Pegs, tailpiece and chinrest are ebony. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our luthier and our violin player on playability. It received new ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece, a new bridge and new strings.These are new silver wound steel core strings, which have a good projection and allow quick finger action. We use these strings on mostly all of our violins, to allow a comparison of the tonality of each instrument in the videos. We would recommend higher quality strings like Pirastro Eudoxa or Gold, Warchal Brillant, Larsen etc. to enhance the full character of this violin!

Very good old German quality violin in immediate playing condition! Great loud sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 59,5 cm / 23.42', body 36 cm / 14.17', vibrating chord length 32,8 cm / 12.9', weight 491 gr / ~17.3 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask.

SOLD

 

     
Fine old HOPF violin  

Nº 258

hopf violin  

Presumably round 1920s/30s, stamped on the upper back. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!  Nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams, and surely some marks in it´s old amber varnish due to its age. The table is finely grained spruce and the back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The violin has been completely revised by our luthier and checked on playability by our violin player. It received new ebony pegs, a new bridge, new ebony tailpiece, new ebony chinrest and new strings. Fingerboard is ebony.

Beautiful old German quality instrument in immediate playing condition! Great loud, warm and mature sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 59 cm / 23.2', body 35,7 cm / 14', vibrating chord length 33 cm / 13', weight 513 gr / ~18.1 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask.

SOLD

     
Fine old 4/4 violin by Josef Hopf 1898.  

Nº 994

josef hopf violin  

Fine old 4/4 violin by Josef Hopf 1898. Labeled and stamped on the upper back. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! Nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams. The table is finely grained spruce and the back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The violin has been completely checked by our luthier and by our violinist on playability. It received new ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece, a new bridge and new strings. These are new 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 obtain a variance of comparison about the tonal character of each instrument in the videos.

Beautiful old German quality instrument in immediate playing condition! Great loud, warm and mature sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 59,5 cm / 23.42', body 35,6 cm / 14', vibrating chord length 32,5 cm / 12.8', weight 473 gr / ~16.6 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask.

$ 3882.00 USD

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Fine old HOPF violin  

Nº 044

hopf violin  

Presumably 1st half 1800s, stamped on the upper back and inside the body. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!  Nicely carved scroll, which has been masterly grafted to the neck and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows several professional executed repairs, but no open cracks or open seams, and surely some marks in it´s old amber varnish due to its age. The table is finely grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The violin has been completely restored by our luthier: Please see the video of the restoration ! It received new ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece, new ebony chinrest, a new bridge, new soundpost and new strings. Fingerboard is ebony.

Beautiful old German quality instrument in immediate playing condition! Great loud, warm and mature sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 59 cm / 23.22', body 35,5 cm / 14', vibrating chord length 32,5 cm / 12.8', weight 462 gr / ~16.3 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask

SOLD to one of our clients in Spain.

Fine old HOPF violin    
   

Nº 254

hopf violin  

SOLD to one of our customers in Portugal !

Presumably around late 1800s.

Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!  Nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows a tiny, firmly closed line on the front, but no open cracks or open seams. The table is medium to fine grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. Pegs, fingerboard, tailpiece and chinrest are ebony. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our luthier and our violin player on playability. It received new ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece, a new bridge, new soundpost and new strings.

Very good old German quality violin in immediate playing condition! Great loud sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 60 cm / 23.6', body 36 cm / 14.17', vibrating chord length 33,5 cm / 13.2', weight 482 gr / ~17 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask.

   

 

Rare shaped antique HOPF violin around late 1800s.

  Nº 277
hopf violin  

Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description! Very high arched body - stamped inside and on the upper back. Nicely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows some firmly executed repairs, but 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. Pegs, fingerboard, tailpiece and chinrest are ebony. Like always the instrument has been completely checked by our luthier and our violin player on playability. It received new ebony pegs, new ebony tailpiece, a new bridge and new strings.

Excellent good old German quality violin in immediate playing condition! Great loud sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 59 cm / 23.2', body 34,8 cm / 14', vibrating chord length 32 cm / 12.8', weight 492 gr / ~17.4 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask

SOLD

     

Fine old 19th century HOPF violin.

  Nº 302
hopf violin  

Presumably 1st half 1800s, stamped on the upper back and inside the body. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!  Nicely carved scroll, which has been masterly grafted to the neck and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows several professional executed repairs, but no open cracks or open seams, and surely some marks in it´s old amber varnish due to its age. The table is finely grained spruce and the 1-piece back, as well as ribs and neck, is nicely flamed maple. The violin has been completely restored by our luthier and checked by our violin player on playability. It received new ebony pegs, new ebony fingerboard, new ebony tailpiece, new ebony chinrest, a new bridge, new soundpost and new strings. These are new silver wound steel core strings. We use these strings on mostly all of our violins to allow a comparison of the tonality of each instrument in the videos. In any case a new owner should consider any other renowned brand of higher quality strings of own personal preference to enhance the full character of this violin!

Beautiful old German quality instrument in immediate playing condition! Great loud, warm and mature sound - listen to the sound on youtube ! Measures aprox.: total 59 cm / 23.22', body 35,5 cm / 14', vibrating chord length 32,5 cm / 12.8', weight 488 gr / ~17.2 oz. For further questions please feel free to ask.

SOLD to one of our customers in GA / USA