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- Baroque, Violin: Lombardy, c.1650 – XDV262306 – (price $38,000)
It is very rare to find an instrument of this age, let alone in its original baroque configuration. Andrew Dipper has skillfully replaced the ribs as well as the fingerboard, which based on an original Italian model, featuring an exquisite bone inlay. This is a unique opportunity to own an expressive, refined instrument of the 17th century.
- Baroque,Violin: Mittenwald c.1760 – TDV23166 – (price $15,000)
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.
- Baroque, Violin: Johann Gottfried Hamm, Marknuekirchen 1780 – XDV84 – (price $19,000)
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.
- Baroque, Violin: Jay Haide, El Cerrito 2018 – DV344 – (price $2,800)
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, re-configuring 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.
- Classical, Violin: Markneukirchen, Germany c.1808 – DV321 – (Call for Price)
This violin represents early 19th century Markneukirchen work. It was fully restored by Andrew Dipper and has its original neck. It is set-up in the early classical period of Paganini with a facsimile tailpiece and Cremonese model pegs both made by Andrew Dipper. The varnish is an attractive red-brown color . It has a dark and powerful sound.