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World Famous Violins and Cellos Come from the Pattee Canyon in Missoula, Montana - "Mark Hollinger Fine Instruments"

May 20, 2012View for printing

Most of Hollinger's http://www.hollingerviolins.com/Mark ... Studio.html customers are not from around these parts; many fly in from places like Chicago, New York City or Los Angeles. They are professionals with the world's top orchestras and conservatories - the kind of people who consider an $18,000 violin or a $45,000 cello just part of the cost of doing business.

If they come wanting a new instrument, they will wait quite awhile for delivery. In a decent year, Hollinger will produce just 10 violins or three cellos. He also performs restoration work on high-end instruments, although he has been moving away from that work of late in favor of building instruments. There is, after all, only so much time in the day.

Written by JOE NICKELL

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