Working Now

via Anne Noyes Saini:

Most 30-year-olds spend their days working in front of computers. Giancarlo Arcieri, 35, spends his plying wood with knife in his Midtown Manhattan violin shop. His father Carlos Arcieri, also a violin maker, taught him the trade, and Giancarlo made his first violin when he was just 19 years old. The key to good violin making? A love of knives.

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Photos by Renan Dario Arango.


  1. Allie N. says:

    “the old knife in the arm” . . .???? Wow! Who knew?

  2. Elizabeth Noyes says:

    Fascinating. I didn’t know that people were actually making violins “from scratch”!

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