The accordion-making industry in Castelfidardo dates all the way back to the 1860s. To this day, the Italian town is still known as the home of the musical instrument, producing about 16,000 of them a year. Carrying on his family’s legacy, Marco Palmieri works alongside his father, Silvano, to handcraft the instruments at Fismen Accordions. Using the same materials and techniques that have been passed down through the generations, these modern-day masters devote months to building each accordion, laboring to craft instruments that are also works of art.
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