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George Heinl & Co, Canada's foremost violin experts and antiquarians.

Photographer Moe Doiron takes us inside George Heinl & Co. At work is Ric Heinl and his team of luthiers who are responsible for restoring and maintaining the instruments for The Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

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Ric Heinl with a Stradivarius Taft from the year 1700 at George Heinl & Co

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Reception area at George Heinl & Co

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Luthier Troy Milleker works on a restoration in the workshop at George Heinl & Co

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Luthier Troy Milleker works on a restoration in the workshop at George Heinl & Co

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Luthier Troy Milleker works on a restoration in the workshop at George Heinl & Co

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A Stradivarius Baumgartner from the year 1689 at George Heinl & Co

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Luthier Steve Martinko works on a turn of the century German violin in the workshop at George Heinl & Co

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Luthier Steve Martinko works on a violin in the workshop at George Heinl & Co

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A violin waits for a repair on a work bench at George Heinl & Co

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Luthier Troy Milleker works on a restoration in the workshop at George Heinl & Co

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Luthier Richard Kirstiuk inspects a violin in the workshop at George Heinl & Co

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A work bench at George Heinl & Co

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Luthier Troy Milleker works on a restoration in the workshop at George Heinl & Co

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Ric Heinl with a Stradivarius Taft from the year 1700 at George Heinl & Co. Heinl and his team of luthiers are responsible for restoring and maintaining the instruments for The Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

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