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. Andrew Dipper is a maker of highly regarded historically informed baroque and transitional bows, using innovative materials like unique sustainable woods for sticks and frogs, and water buffalo horn tip plates and buttons for ease of travel. 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.

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violin italian design construction varnish secrets book for sale $150

The first addition of Andrew Dipper’s latest book, LIBREM SEGRETI DE BVTTEGHA, ‘A Book Of Workshop Secrets': The Violin And Its Fabrication In Italy Circa 1725-1790, is just about to sell out! Only a few signed and numbered copies remain. Look at some pages.

The 2014 #1 brochure of Andrew Dipper baroque and transitional period bows is now available online. Download a copy of the brochure containing pictures and descriptions Andrew’s beautiful historically informed violin, viola, and cello bows.

Andrew Dipper has started a new blog containing some of his thoughts on items not necessarily related to violins and restoration. Visit Andrew’s blog.

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at the workbench

Being museum restoration specialists sometimes has additional benefits. We recently completed a commission for a baroque viola d’amore bow that utilized our expertise in this area. MORE..

new inventory & specials

  • New Dipper Corrette model Violin Bow DVB222
    baroque violin bow andrew dipper corrette model tip for sale $2200baroque violin bow andrew dipper corrette model frog for sale $2200
    See 18th Century pedagogue Michel Corrette’s book
    on the art of violin playing in the Italian and French Manner.
  • New Dipper Dodd model Viola Bow DVAB123
    baroque viola bow dipper dodd model tip for sale $2200
    baroque viola bow dipper dodd model frog for sale $2200
  • New Dipper Dodd model Viola Bow DVB124
    baroque viola bow dipper dodd model tip for sale $2200
    baroque viola bow dipper dodd model frog for sale $2200
  • New Dipper Tourte FLZ model Violin Bow DVB217
    baroque violin bow andrew dipper tourte flz model tip for sale $2600
    baroque violin bow andrew dipper tourte flz model frog for sale $2600
  • New Dipper Ashmolean No. 27 model Violin Bow DVB220
    baroque violin bow andrew dipper ashmolean clip-in frog tip for sale $2200
    baroque violin bow andrew dipper ashmolean clip-in frog for sale $2200
  • New Imported Cello Bow DCLB050
    baroque cello bow import tip for sale $660
    baroque cello bow import frog for sale $660
  • New Imported Cello Bow DCLB051
    baroque cello bow import tip for sale $660
    baroque cello bow import frog for sale $660