Here is an article about a good friend of ours in Louisiana who builds and repairs stringed instruments. We went to her wedding last March and it was a beautiful celebration with an all star cast of cajun musicians performing in her backyard. It really was an amazing party.
Also in our local paper today is an article about a piece of history that she found inside a violin. The message in the violin ends with the following: "Strangers and brother craftsmen, please keep this record." Here is the full article - it is a really neat story.