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Traveling WV: Violin Maker

Paolo Marks was an accomplished cello player, then his attention turned to making instruments. (WCHS/WVAH)

Paola Marks is a trained musician and specifically an accomplished cello player. While attending Indiana University, he took a course in violin making. Marks was fascinated and turned his attention from playing instruments, to making them. Now Paola makes beautiful hand made violins from his workshop in rural Pocahontas County. Each violin is a one of a kind creation, and Marks takes great care in creating instruments that not only sound good, but look good. You can check out his work here.

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