Cao Văn Cường left his hometown in the northern province of Hưng Yên for Hà Nội over a decade ago to start everything from scratch.
Leaving in an old apartment in Thành Công area, Ba Đình District, the 58-year-old and his wife earn a living by selling breakfast.
However, Cường is also known as a talented artist who can make and play around 20 types of traditional and modern musical instrument.
These instruments include đàn bầu (one-stringed Vietnamese zither), đàn tranh (Vietnamese 16-chord zither), đàn tính, a string instrument made from a gourd with two zithers, and đàn đáy, a long-necked, three-string lute, and violin.
With a passion for producing musical instruments, he set up a workshop inside his apartment.
Sometimes, he also instructs music students who come for help.
Cao Văn Cường ﬁxes a guitar box
A student comes to Cường’s home to learn how to play musical instruments and plays đàn bầu made by Cường.
Modern and traditional musical instruments which Cường has made
By THU HƯƠNG
Source: The Saigon Times Daily