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John Montgomery of Raleigh is one of a handful of American craftsmen who practice the European art of violin making. A much-in-demand artisan, he creates four violins a year and repairs countless others.
John Montgomery came to Raleigh in 1983 and opened a shop on Hillsborough Street where he makes hand-crafted violins and repairs other stringed instruments. A graduate of the Violin Making School of America, located in Salt Lake City, he tries to make a quartet a year--two violins, a viola, and cello.