“In strings alone, Mexico is probably one of the most diverse countries in the world,” stated Jacob Hernandez, proprietor of Guadalupe Customized Strings, who took over the store from founder Francisco Gonzales, an authentic member of East Los Angeles’ legendary band Los Lobos.
“Basically, our process of making a string, it’s a science and it’s a lot of physics, but it’s also a lot of art. It’s a lot of listening,” stated Hernandez.
“It was never a million-dollar business, but we knew that it was something that we had to keep going. The music itself depended on our product. The people who play all these regional instruments, they’re the ones we’re focused on because they’re the ones who need us.”
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