Despite China, US violin-makers second fiddle.
Violin-maker Christophe Landon sands the wood body of a violin in his shop in New York. Even with US interest in classical music slipping, and some orchestras folding in harsh economic times, support for the artisans’ business is such that hundreds of individual American violin-makers are thriving.
Violins are seen in the workshop of violin-maker Christophe Landon in New York. Whether China can mount a serious threat to the high end of the craft —
Various wood-working tools along with photographs (L) used by a violin maker. The Asian giant has squashed European low-end makers and now manufactures