repair of an antique HOPF violin

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9 Replies to “repair of an antique HOPF violin”

  1. the first top you popped off had blocks and when the camera cut away and came back, the violin had no blocks.. what's the reason for this…popping violins apart is a dangerous job to say the least when ur working on some one elses violin. there's got to be a better way…i have an old hopf with no blocks, an inferior neck but the wood is better than fair,i would say ''good''. but no blocks, maybe one of the kids made it using a good tone wood

  2. With regards to 'authentic', I think it is interesting to know that the French winemakers have stopped to produce wine in the 'authentic' way by pressing the grapes with their bare feet. Modern production makes use of stainless steel presses and tanks, and this produces wine of better and more stable quality. In a similar vein, modern violin makers may use nylon strings to attach the tailpiece to the violin, This is simply stronger and more durable. 'Authentic' is not always preferable.

  3. I'm confused as to why someone would pay the expense to have this repaired unless it was for sentimental value???  It's my understand that HOPF violins, even the "old" ones are only of student quality and have a different sound as they used their own body "style" and a solid neck and finger board.  The truly expensive ones, which still only seem to be priced at about $2,000 have the makers First name and then HOPF afterwards…..a single printing of only HOPF was merely a trademark.

  4. After wanting for years to play the violin I came across Ajana music lessons and it seems to be the simplest online system (check it out on google)

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