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 a viola made in 2011