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I got a Hopi violin a guy is looking to sell. He swears it is from the 1700's and was made in England and it is ready to play. Apparently there were 2 brothers out in England and the later one is the one who made it. He says some guy from the grand ole opry played the "fiddle" and loved it. Offered him $2000 but didnt take the offer.

He wants $3000 for it and is not coming down much if any. He has no pictures right now.

Does anyone have any information on this type of violin?

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I got a Hopi violin a guy is looking to sell. He swears it is from the 1700's and was made in England and it is ready to play. Apparently there were 2 brothers out in England and the later one is the one who made it. He says some guy from the grand ole opry played the "fiddle" and loved it. Offered him $2000 but didnt take the offer.

He wants $3000 for it and is not coming down much if any. He has no pictures right now.

Does anyone have any information on this type of violin?

If it was made in Hogwarts it might be a real bargain. :lol:

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How about Hopf, with a bad stamp.

Ah, there you go. That makes a lot more sense.

If you want to buy a violin for $3000, go to a reputable dealer and pick one you like. Don't buy one just because you have some vague notion that it must be a rare priceless object. It isn't. It's more like a commodity, and you apparently have no idea of what it's worth (likely not much), condition, or how it sounds. Avoid.

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ive seen an indian violin, it was extremely crude like the crudest mexican or south american violins, hardly worth 2000 or 3000 and couldnt possibly sound that good......

it does sound plausible that this is not an indian violin at all but a 200-300 hopf violin with a whole lot of bs attached, i cant believe you offered him 2000 sight unseen, do you like throwing money away???/

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Oops I was not clear. The grand ole opry guy offered him 2000 not me. Please reread with this in mind.

I did not plan on buying it without playing it and having a local expert look at it. Also I didn't come up with the whole HOPI thing this is what the guy said on the phone.

You are right I could go to a local expert and buy one and in fact that is exactly what I did and I am quite happy with my current violin. That is not going to stop me from trolling the Internet for interesting violins that have a great background and offer a new playing experience.

Thanks to all for your input.

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Play a violin for sometime and make sure you like it before you decide to buy it. Let your friend or teacher play it too.

There are good violins out there and bad violins out there.

They all look the same. Labels and prices cannot tell the difference, but It adds the difficulty to find out.

Go to a violin shop to try. They will show you some violins in your price range. Form your own opinions.

Or take a few home to try a week or two. Even online, they let you return them if you are seriously thinking to

buy one from them. Often you find out the same violin can make different sound, like a fast horse can run slow

depends on who rides that animal.

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