Cuba’s Violin Shortage

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo, two violins wait to be repaired at the Luthier Workshop of Havana, a state-run workshop where craftsmen make and repair violas, chelos and violins in Havana, Cuba. Martinez and his apprentices repair dozens of instruments a year, make a handful from scratch and train aspiring young fiddle-makers in anContinue reading “Cuba’s Violin Shortage”

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo, two violins wait to be repaired at the Luthier Workshop of Havana, a state-run workshop where craftsmen make and repair violas, chelos and violins in Havana, Cuba. Martinez and his apprentices repair dozens of instruments a year, make a handful from scratch and train aspiring young fiddle-makers in an attempt to create an indigenous Cuban violin industry. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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