Manuel Velazquez

At the age of twelve, Manuel Velázquez was able to salvage a wooden crate of imported foods thanks to a local grocery owner. After properly conditioning, selecting and dimensioning the material, Manuel started to work on what would be his first instrument. “My first guitar was good but not great. It sounded good. Not bad for a twelve year old! There was a driving instructor in town who liked it very much. I sold it to him for eleven dollars and he agreed. He payed me two dollars in advance and promised to pay the rest later. Unfortunately, I am still waiting for the other nine dollars!” Manuel explains while laughing at his past situation. Thankfully this experience did not deter him from his newly acquired passion…Read more here

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