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Tomas Vavra the Violin Maker
Prague

One of the old masters of the craft. There are fewer and fewer violin makers in these lands.

Most of the violins these days are japanese. The ancient tradition of father-to-son apprenticeship, guilds of masters, and all the romantic ideas that go along with it, is fading. But Tomas Vavra stays.

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更新: 03/06/2014
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