In Paracho, Michoacan, they still make guitars by hand (video)

by MARTIN GIBSON BIGSBY FENDER III on January 26, 2017 in Cultura, Video


In Michoacan, Mexico, the town of Paracho de Verduzcoo has a unique claim to fame. Many in the town of 30,000 — known as the “Guitar Capital of Mexico” — make their living crafting guitars. The streets are lined with shops featuring some of the most beautiful guitars in the world. Director Andre Arevalo met a guitar maker from Paracho and asked him a few questions about the past, present and future of guitar making in his pueblo.

We’ve asked for his name and the name of his shop so we can give him props.

While we’re waiting for that info, and in celebration of the artisans of music, here’s an unsolicited plug for a POCHO amigo just like that who doesn’t know about this:

If you think handmade guitars sound sweet, you’ll love the sound of handmade guitar strings crafted by East Los pocho Gabriel Tenorio.

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