In pictures: Milanese music makers
Maker's mark

It takes 400 hours to produce a violin from wood that has been aged for at least six years. Mr Primon makes between six and seven annually. He works for himself because the name of a violin maker is what attracts customers. "In the same way that you buy a Picasso, so you buy a violin because of its creator."

Click below for more images
1 2 3 4 5 6 7