For sale2022-02-02T14:44:29+01:00




Instruments and bows for sale

carefully selected for you

Why choose a von der Lippe instrument?

high quality • follow-up • warm and projecting sound

I took a big step forward ten years ago when I stopped making copies, and designed my own model. I took out the essence of all the instruments I had built, and kept the best qualities. This I merged into my own model. Musicians tell me that my instruments have a special sound and that each instrument has its own personality. It is always exciting to present the instrument to the musician for the first time, and hear them play it! I really hope that the instruments I build will stay good over time, and that musicians in 200 years’ time will say:

Wow, this is very good, I want to play this instrument!

That’s the best thing that can happen.

Insight into the workshop

violin • viola • cello


I can highly recommend Jacob von der Lippe’s instruments! I bought my violin in 2002, and I immediately fell in love with its sweetness and warmth.

Astrid Kirschner, group leader 2nd violin, Opera Orchestra at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet

On later occasions I have compared the violin with the older Italian, where von der Lippe’s instrument carries better and stronger than the Italian, -in a blind test with several musicians present. I appreciate the bright shiny sound, at the same time as the instrument has impressive resistance, so it takes a lot before the sound cracks, which gives the strong sound.

Nils Thore Røsth, The Opera Orchestra at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet

The violin projects the sound in a way that fills the room without being perceived as strenuous. It has a rich and warm, rich sound in all registers, at the same time as it is easy to play and articulate. It mixes well both in chamber music and in orchestra. The process of building your own violin is in itself very exciting, and is experienced exclusively positively thanks to Jacob’s reliability and pleasant service attitude.

Maren Elle, The Broadcasting Orchestra

Your violin has a glow and shine in the tone that I really appreciate, and the tone is round and full at the same time.

Arve Tellefsen, Soloist

I simply love this violin and would not trade it for anything. It has a very appealing sound: light, singing, harmonic, modular – it has both heat and edge, and is evenly good in all registers. In addition, it is incredibly easy to play – always in a good mood, and is not weather-sick.

Mari Lerseth, Freelance violinist
The violin is incredibly easy to play and easy to articulate and has a smooth, full sound throughout the register.
Sidsel Scheen, Freelance violinist

The violin is incredibly rich in overtones and I remember that I only rehearsed Bach’s solo sonatas and scores the first time because I was so inspired by the open sound.

Hilde Kolstad Huse, Freelance violinist

Over the course of 20 years, my instrument has evolved a lot. The sound has become both bigger and warmer, my violin allows for a wide range of tonal shades, and it is very easy to play.

Lina Marie Årnes, Freelance violinist and educator

My “Jacob von der Lippe” instrument has shaped itself well to my personality, with a round pleasant tone. It easily fills various concert halls, be it the large ones (eg Oslo Concert Hall) or the small ones.

Cecilie Husevåg, Educator

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Tell me what you’re looking for

I have extensive experience with musicians at all levels. Whether you are a music student, freelancer, orchestra musician or soloist, I understand and listen to your wishes. You can always borrow with instruments and bows on home loans up to two weeks, insurance is taken care of.



Som en av Norges mest profilerte og anerkjente fiolinbyggere, har Jacob von der Lippe siden 1998 bygget instrumenter for musikere i inn- og utland.