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Local luthier Ron Koivisto plucks the strings of a vintage harp guitar he finished recently at Northwoods Music in Superior. The instrument lay unfinished for more than 100 years, a puzzle waiting to be pieced together. (Maria Lockwood)

Restringing history

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The wooden instrument lay unfinished for nearly a century, wrapped in yellowed newsprint. It made the journey from Chicago to Indiana, coming to rest in a Superior shop. Two weeks ago, local luthier Ron Koivisto gave the vintage harp guitar its voice.


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