Antique HOPF style 4/4 adult size violin ready to play. Heavily flamed beautiful 1 piece back stamped with the Hopf name at the button. This appears to be a violin from the late 1700s or early 1800s with a through-neck construction from eastern Europe. The violin is fully set up ready to tune up and play. It has a new aged maple bridge, aged spruce soundpost, new ebony pegs, new ebony fingerboard & nut, new Wittner composite tailpiece with 4 fine tuners, and DAddario Prelude strings.
There is evidence of a previous neck lift showing as a shim at bottom of the neck at the button. This neck lift has been well done and appears solid. There is irregularity to the finish of the center treble bout near the top corner... There is a small chip on the underside of the neck, which does not appear to affect structural integrity.
The violin plays easily with a well balanced tone. This is an excellent instrument for students, and serious players alike. The age, wood quality and wear and awesome flamed back provides excellent character. Violin can be viewed & tried by appointment.The item "Hopf Violin with awesome flamed back. Repaired & set up ready to tune & play" is in sale since Monday, April 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins".
The seller is "matroop" and is located in Wyoming, Ontario. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.