Cuba’s Violin Shortage

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo, pieces of violins lay on a table at the Luthier Workshop of Havana, a state-run workshop where craftsmen make and repair violas, cellos and violins in Havana, Cuba. Using high-end imported tools and varnishes, luthier Andres Martinez takes pride in a quality of work that he says canÌt beContinue reading “Cuba’s Violin Shortage”

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo, pieces of violins lay on a table at the Luthier Workshop of Havana, a state-run workshop where craftsmen make and repair violas, cellos and violins in Havana, Cuba. Using high-end imported tools and varnishes, luthier Andres Martinez takes pride in a quality of work that he says canÌt be found among amateur repairmen who use hammers to fix violins. “Fiddle-making isn’t carpentry,” he said. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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