The Library of Congress has announced plans to raise $1.5 million to acquire the David Bromberg collection of US-made violins.
Bromberg, a guitarist who once worked by Bob Dylan and George Harrison, developed a hobby on the road of buying pedigree American violins in antique and junk stores. He knew what to buy because he had acquired training as a young man in the craft of violin making.
The Library of Congress will utilise his collection as the basis for a new centre for the study of the American violin.
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