Cuba’s Violin Shortage

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo, Andres Martinez repairs a violin at the Luthier Workshop of Havana, a state-run workshop where craftsmen make and repair violas, cellos and violins in Havana, Cuba. Martinez, who began as a furniture repairman for the historian’s office, joined the workshop when it opened three years ago, overseeing the repairContinue reading “Cuba’s Violin Shortage”

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo, Andres Martinez repairs a violin at the Luthier Workshop of Havana, a state-run workshop where craftsmen make and repair violas, cellos and violins in Havana, Cuba. Martinez, who began as a furniture repairman for the historian’s office, joined the workshop when it opened three years ago, overseeing the repair of violins, violas, cellos and bass, the restringing of bows and the manufacture of high-quality violins for professional musicians. “Fiddle-making isn’t carpentry,” he said. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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