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In the last quarter century handcrafted musical instruments have been made in Nebraska. These specialized instruments are in demand across the United States.

The Bedient Organ Company, founded in Lincoln in 1969, custom designs and builds commissioned pipe organs for America's churches, universities, and colleges. Gene Bedient, founder and president, has made many trips to Europe to study old pipe organs and with fifteen employees makes all parts of the pipe organs in Lincoln.

 


David Wiebe established his violinmaking workshop in 1976 in David City. He crafts violins, violas, cellos, and bass viols in the hand-carved tradition of European masters. Many world-class musicians own Wiebe instruments. The Nebraska State Historical Society specially commissioned the violin displayed here, which is also loaned out on occasion for performances.

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