Arguence Lutherie - Paris

photography Peppe Tortora

coordination Mariaelena Morelli

8 August 2013

As stated by the Abbot Sibire—inspired by Nicolas Lupot—in his book La Chélonomie ou Le Parfait Luthier, "The violin is not a simple job: it is an art.”

Patrick Arguence, a true enthusiast, has been practicing the art of creating violins for over 35 years.

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Arguence opened his first shop specializing in the manufacturing and the restoration of stringed instruments in 1982. Meilleur Ouvrier de Franceprized as the best craftsman in FranceArguence dedicates his life to passing on the knowledge and experience of his expertise. Every person who enters the front door of his shop benefits from Arguence’s enthusiasm for his craft. Visitors can expect to receive advice, explanations on materialsorigin, quality and aging of woodand the history of these beautiful musical instruments.

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Arguence Lutherie is located at 6, Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 11ème arrondissement, Paris.

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