7 great places to see music instruments being made

Workers move large piano pieces at the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens, New York.

From Steinway pianos in Queens to Kamaka ukuleles in Honolulu, get to the source of these iconic musicmakers.

DAVID BYRNE OF Talking Heads fame has written that songs and sounds are built with their environments in mind. To hear it in its birthplace is equally as rewarding as, say, drinking a celebrated whiskey from its distiller. We’ve tracked down some birthplaces of famous instruments whose makers open their doors to musically minded travelers. From Steinway pianos to C.F. Martin guitars, these musical places offer factory tours or exhibits. Full story.

Robert Reid (National Geographic) / August/September, 2019

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