Vintage Czech Concert Violin By Ladislav F. Prokop + Bow Stamped "lupot" For Sale

Old Bohemian violin labeled (see the last photo)

Ladislav F. Prokop,

hotovitel hudebních nástrojů

with a bow stamped "LUPOT" in an original case.


The instrument is a high grade (concert level) 'Prokop' violin, built sometime between 1925-1935. (The exact year of manufacture was unfortunately scratched off of the label in the past. I don't know who did it and why.) For this type of instruments, L.F. Prokop used carefully selected wood - evenly structured spruce for the top plate & densely flamed maple for the two-piece back plate. Also the craftsmanship is on a rather high level.

The violin is in a very good condition overall. There are two professionally repaired small cracks in the bass half of top plate (see the relevant pictures): the first one is a ~5mm spot crack left from the fingerboard (when facing the top), another one is a ~15mm hairline crack under the bass sound hole. No severe cracks or open cracks. Apart from that, just some usual signs of wear - several scratches (mostly on the top), again nothing serious. The instrument was recently checked by a professional luthier and was equipped with new quality rosewood fittings.

The violin is ready to play. It has a mellow, brilliant tone and an excellent projection.

Measures:

  • length of the back: 358mm
  • total length: 591mm

The bow needs new hair and wire wrapping, but other than that, it's in a very good condition too, with the stick itself being healthy, straight and firm.
If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them (if I know the answers, anyway), usually within one day (except for the weekend). Please offer only if you are really interested in buying the offered set. Also, ask me questions before offerding and before the end of the sale, please. To users with zero response: please contact me before offerding. Thank you.

There is , starting offer is $0.01, thus the winning offer should be also a final one and it will be your price.

Payment method: PayPal (in special cases possibly also bank order).

Shipping: Please contact me to find out details about shipping costs; conditions of shipment are specific to individual countries, and there are some exceptions to the stated shipment methods (mostly WRT the delivery times)!!! Note that in case of economy international shipping, the delivery periods may be very long in SOME CASES. For instance, the estimated delivery time of ECONOMY international parcel to the USA is 30-45 days, to some more 'exotic' countries it may be even longer! If you don't want to wait for such a long time, please choose the "Standard Int'l Shipping" option instead of "Economy Int'l Shipping".

After winning the sale, please contact me within one day, better before the payment - to make terms of payment and shipping. I expect the payment to be made within 2 days after the sale end.

On Apr-17-13 at 02:26:56 PDT, seller added the following information:


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