PA Lutherie in Florence is home to Paris Andrew, a luthier (a craftsperson for string instruments) who started out as an apprentice to a harpsichord maker. A fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust helped her to set up shop in Florence. She says what sets her business apart is its rentto-own scheme. ‘It can be hard for young musicians to buy a professional instrument, so I offer a more finance-friendly option to help more musicians flourish,‘ Paris says. @palutherie
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