theDipperWorkshop1Andrew Dipper Restorations has been in the business of restoring, conserving and building historic musical instruments for over 45 years. Originally founded in London, the Dipper workshop relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1990. Andrew Dipper Restorations specializes in the restoration and conservation of historically significant and ornate fretted and bowed musical instruments, with special interest in the period of 1570-1830.
Andrew Dipper Restorations offers for sale fine examples of original historic instruments and excellent copies of works by the best makers of past times. The inventory page shows the Baroque and Transitional period violins and bows that we currently have for sale. Please feel free to contact us and every effort will be made to assist you.

in the news

Thank you to all who stopped by our Mondomusica NY booth at the EMA Pavilion, or attended Andrew’s presentation on “The Life and Times of Antonio Stradivari”. The show was a great success. We hope to have brightened a couple of people’s days by giving away, an F.X. Tourte model Cello Bow to a cellist from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and a copy of Andrew’s book, LIBREM SEGRETI DE BVTTEGHA to a gentleman from Chesapeake, VA.

A brochure of Andrew Dipper baroque and transitional period bows is now available online. Click here to download a copy of the brochure containing pictures and descriptions Andrew’s beautiful historically informed violin, viola, and cello bows.

Selected pages of Andrew Dipper’s new book, LIBREM SEGRETI DE BVTTEGHA, ‘A Book Of Workshop Secrets’: The Violin And Its Fabrication In Italy Circa 1725-1790, are now available to view. MORE..

Andrew has started a new blog containing some of his thoughts on items not necessarily related to violins and restoration. Click here to visit his blog.

at the workbench

In 1976 as part of my work translating Simone Sacconi’s book, The “Secrets” of Stradivari into English I was asked to review the holdings of the Ala Ponzone collection of Stradivarian material in Cremona. This collection consists of the residue of forms and patterns that were once part of the workshop materials of Antonio Stradivari. MORE..

new inventory & specials

  • c. 1800 Bohemian Violin
  • New Dipper Violin and Cello Bows
  • Thomas Tubbs Violin Bow