R. Kim Tipper & Associates Fine Violins
RKTV Contact Info: 1111 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V9A 3N5, Canada, 250-588-1893, nomail@tipper-violins.com



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With the passage of years I have come to focus my efforts on challenging restorations of instruments
that may take months or years. I have limited my sales inventory to a few instruments and bows that
I am truly proud to represent, especially from working makers that I know.

Inspired by these makers and the ancient instruments I have had the privilege to work on
I feel challenged to make a few more.
The wood I have has been waiting decades, and it is calling.

Thus I try to limit my appointment times to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
While I am available for small repairs, adjustments and consultations I can’t let
them impede the progress of my long term projects.
Already my waiting list runs for many months into the future.

I offer written insurance appraisals of instruments and bows including photography for about $175 per item.

I offer this list of others in our community:

James Ham
(instrument maker and restorer, bow re-hairs)
1755 Taylor Street
Victoria, B.C.  V8R 3E8
telephone: 250-370-6046

Roland Hollinger
(instrument maker and restorer, bow re-hairs)
7634 Sigmar Place
Saanichton, B.C.  V8M 1N3
telephone: 250-652-6330

Travis Short — Swing Low Strings
(instrument restorer, student rehairs, sales of violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows)
Victoria, B.C.
telephone: 778-977-1107

Tapestry Music
(music store, sales, repairs and rentals)
772 Bay St #3
Victoria, B.C.  V8T 5E4
telephone: 250-590-0752

Julian Vitek
(repairs to instruments and bows)
Vitek Violins
Victoria, B.C.
telephone: 250-661-3784

Wilder and Davis
A full range violin dealer in downtown Vancouver
Sales, restorations and expertise
404 – 402 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C.  V6B 1T6
telephone: 236-788-8974