Viola Testimonials
When I ordered a viola by Jacob in 2009, I tried to explain the sound I wanted. When I got to try the viola in February 2011, I was very surprised. The instrument was simply the way I had hoped for: a warm, round sound with a good core in the lower register, the A-string is clear and bright without being sharp, it has a very homogenous sound across the strings and between positions. Moreover, the viola is very easy to play, and there is always "something more to get." Jacob has made me a viola that meets all my expectations.

Christine Seyferth,
violist in Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Playing a viola built by Jacob von der Lippe in 2011

Amazingly good, I'm very impressed! The viola is exceptionally good, powerful and elegant, -it does not sound like a new instrument, but rather as an elegant Italian instrument like Pollastri or E. Rocca.

Peter Herresthal, Professor, Norwegian Academy of Music and Royal College of Music
Feedback on the viola made for violist Ellen Nisbeth in 2011.