Benson, Minn., luthier's opinion is part of heated debate over Titanic
BENSON - On a chilly night in Benson, Ken Amundson took a perfectly-good violin, placed it in a leather case, and submerged it outside his home in a barrel of water liberally doused with sea salt.
In the morning he discovered he had ruined the violin, and that he was now in the middle of a debate raging across the Atlantic.
"It was in pieces,'' said Amundson of the violin.
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