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Early Italian violin from Lombardy c.1650Early Italian violin from Lombardy c.1650 front viewEarly Italian violin from Lombardy c.1650 back view

This beautiful and very rare early Italian violin has been restored by Andrew Dipper. It was originally purchased lacking its ribs which Mr. Dipper has skillfully replaced. The bone inlaid fingerboard and tailpiece were made by Andrew using an original 17th century model. This is a rare opportunity to own an 17th century Italian baroque violin at an reasonable price.

Finished in an exquisite honey brown color, this violin immediately catches the eye. The high arching in the belly gives it a stately, elegant look. Likewise, the tone is rich and clear, with a lyrical quality through the middle register. Both the sound and feel of this violin can charm the Baroque novice or convince those already versed in historical practice. Crafted in the historic Mittenwald school, this instrument has been artfully restored by Dipper Restorations.

Johann Gottfried Hamm was a preeminent maker in the Markneukirchen school. Active during the late 18th century, a boom time for the production of musical instruments, Hamm is especially notable for the high standard of craftsmanship and classical stringency in his instruments. He is still respected as the most important maker in the Klingenthal family. This gorgeous instrument is a perfect representation of his work. Exquisitely varnished in a deep brown, it makes a striking impression. The sound is rich and clear, particularly in the lower registers. Its lyrical quality is unmistakable. This instruments has been artfully restored in the Dipper workshop.

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Born in Slovakia, Andreas Carl Leeb (fl.c.1790-1801) is known to have been the very first Vienna-based violin-maker to use the Stradivari model. This violin, from Leeb’s latter years, reflects the accumulated skill of a lifetime dedicated to producing superb instruments. The broad, round tone retains a fine balance across all strings. This is a vibrant, powerful example of an early violin.

  • Violin,  Johann Udalricus Eberle, Prague c. 1740 – DV338 – (price $32,000)

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This violin is a masterfully made copy of a Jacobus Stainer and an example of the highest level of work from the Bohemian school, typical of the early work of Joannes Uldricus Eberle. It has a voice that is expressive, rich and embodies the qualities necessary for a ensemble leader.  Dipper workshop grafted neck and fittings.

This violin was crafted in Beijing and varnished at the shop of Jay Ifshin in El Cerrito, California. It was set up for Baroque playing in the workshop of master instrument restorer Andrew Dipper. The transformative process included resetting the neck angle, reconfiguring the fingerboard, and setting up the instrument entirely with uniquely-Baroque fittings. The exquisite bridge was completely hand-carved from scratch and fitted perfectly to the violin. The instrument has a clear, pure sound and speaks with great ease. It is perfect for anybody who is looking for a beautiful Baroque sound in a modern, pristinely-crafted violin.

This violin was crafted in Beijing and varnished at the shop of Jay Ifshin in El Cerrito, California. It was set up for Baroque playing in the workshop of master instrument restorer Andrew Dipper. The transformative process included resetting the neck angle, reconfiguring the fingerboard, and setting up the instrument entirely with uniquely-Baroque fittings. The exquisite bridge was completely hand-carved from scratch and fitted perfectly to the violin. The instrument has a clear, pure sound and speaks with great ease. It is perfect for anybody who is looking for a beautiful Baroque sound in a modern, pristinely-crafted violin.

This violin was crafted in Beijing and varnished at the shop of Jay Ifshin in El Cerrito, California. It was set up for Baroque playing in the workshop of master instrument restorer Andrew Dipper. The transformative process included resetting the neck angle, reconfiguring the fingerboard, and setting up the instrument entirely with uniquely-Baroque fittings. The exquisite bridge was completely hand-carved from scratch and fitted perfectly to the violin. The instrument has a clear, pure sound and speaks with great ease. It is perfect for anybody who is looking for a beautiful Baroque sound in a modern, pristinely-crafted violin.

Dyre Van Vinje is a master maker from Norway working in the finest tradition of Norwegian Hardanger craftsmanship. This exquisite violin is highly decorated with a carved Lion of Norway head, extensive mother of pearl inlay on the fingerboard and tailpiece, and floral black ink decorations called ‘rosing’ on the body of the instrument. The sunny golden amber varnish complements the clear, ringing, and crisply projecting sound pulled quickly and easily from the strings. This fine violin will suit the advancing intermediate to professional player.

This viola was set up for Baroque playing in the workshop of historic instrument specialist, Andrew Dipper, including adjusting the neck angle, reconfiguring the fingerboard, and setting up the instrument entirely with historically appropriate Baroque fittings made in the Dipper workshop. This is the most affordable way to own an viola that will be an aid to correct baroque performance practice and an historically based sound and response.

  • Viola,  14/18″  Nicolas A. Chappuy a Paris” c.1780-DV320 (price $8,500)

Chappuy was born in Mirecourt, where he trained as a luthier before establishing a business in Paris. He was regarded for the exceptional quality of his instruments, as well as the variety, which included viola d’amores, quintons, and pochettes. This viola is strikingly small, potentially a well-suited instrument for a violinist who wishes to expand their baroque repertoire. For a viola of this size, the sound is particularly broad on the C & G strings, with a delicate quality on the D and A strings. The back of the instrument bears the distinctive mark of the maker’s handiwork, “Chappuy à Paris,” branded just beneath the button.

  • Viola,  15 1/4″ Sebastian Dallinger, Vienna 1776 – DVA265 (price $14,500)

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Beautifully restored by Andrew Dipper, this viola projects with refinement, depth and power. Dalinger was a central figure in the Viennese musical community during his lifetime (b.1735, d. 1809), producing many fine instruments. The sound is very broad on the C and G strings, and sweet in the upper range. Whether the musician is an experienced baroque performer seeking to project their sound, or someone just coming into the specialty who wants to explore the range of sound early instruments can offer, this is an excellent viola.

Baroque and Transitional Bows
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No, you are not seeing double, this is a pair of specially ordered Stradivari 1700 model violin bows that Andrew just completed and sold. Note the beautiful American bison horn heart inlays backed with gold leaf, and black Asian water buffalo horn buttons with silver trimmings. Bows of this model can be made to special order.

If you see a bow you like that has sold, please contact us. We can probably make one for you.

Bows:

Violin Bows:

Violin Bow, Transitional, Dipper Shop, French 1830 Model – TVB1287 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Violin Bow, Baroque, Andrew Dipper, Amati Model, Clip-in bone frog – DVB211 Tip..Frog  – SOLD

Violin Bow, Baroque, Andrew Dipper, French 1770 Model – DVB3208 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Violin Bow, Baroque, Andrew Dipper, Corrette Model – DVB222 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Violin Bow, Baroque, Imported – DVB231 Tip..Frog -SOLD

Violin Bow, Baroque, Imported – DVB225 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Violin Bow, Baroque, Andrew Dipper, French 1760 – DVB196 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Violin Bow, Baroque, Andrew Dipper, Stradivari 1720 Model – TDVB04 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Violin Bow, Baroque, Andrew Dipper, Italian 1690 Model – XDVB1419 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Violin Bow, Baroque, Imported – DVB210 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Violin Bow, Baroque, Imported – DVB210 Tip..Frog – SOLD

° Violin Bow, Baroque, Andrew Dipper Corrette Model – DVB260

° Violin Bow, Baroque, Andrew Dipper Corrette Model – DVB263

° Transitional Violin Bow: Edward Dodd I, London c.1770 – XVB1777

° Transitional Violin Bow: Nicolas Duchane II, Mirecourt c.1800 – XVB1778

° Violin Bow:  Classical, Mirecourt c. 1800 -DVB247

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°Violin Bow:  Transitional – A. Dipper F.X. Tourte c. 1770 – TDVB07

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°Violin Bow:  Andrew Dipper Corrette Model – DVB261

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°Violin Bow:  Andrew Dipper Corrette Model – DVB263

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°Violin Bow:  Andrew Dipper Tourte NMM- DVB257

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°Violin Bow:  Andrew Dipper Corrette Model – DVB260

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°Violin Bow:  Andrew Dipper Dodd Pattern – TDVB08

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°Violin Bow:  Andrew Dipper Stradivari Model – DVB258

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°Violin Bow:  Andrew Dipper Stradivari Model – DVB259

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Viola Bows:

Viola D’Amore, Andrew Dipper, NMM3470 Model w/Clip-in Frog – DVAB121 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Viola D’Amore, Andrew Dipper – DVAB106 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Viola da Gamba Bow, Dipper Shop, Dodd Model – DVAB119 Tip..Frog  – SOLD

Viola da Gamba Bow, Dipper Shop, Amati Model – DVAB120 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Viola, Baroque, Import – DVAB122 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Viola Bow, Baroque, Imported – DVAB127 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Viola Bow,  A Dipper, Tourte. 1750-1760, Canellated- DVAB146

Viola Bow:  Andrew Dipper  – Corrette Model – DVAB138

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Cello Bows

Cello Bow, Baroque, Imported – DCLB054 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Cello Bow, Transitional, Andrew Dipper, Panormo Model – DCLB036 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Cello Bow, Baroque, Imported – DCLB051 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Cello Bow, Baroque, Imported – DCLB052 Tip..Frog – SOLD

 Cello Bow, Transitional, Andrew Dipper, Dodd Model – DCLB046 Tip..Frog – SOLD

Cello Bow:  Baroque – Andrew Dipper, 1700 – DCLB074

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Cello Bow:  Baroque – Andrew Dipper French Model 1740-60 – DCLB068

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Cello Bow:  Baroque – Andrew Dipper French Model 1740-60 – DLCB066

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Cello Bow:  Baroque – Andrew Dipper French Model 1740-60 – DCLB067

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Cello Bow:  Baroque – Andrew Dipper, 1700, Canelated – DCLB072

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Cello Bow:  Baroque – Andrew Dipper, 1700, Canellated – DCLB073

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