My father's legacy
In 1939, my father decided to leave his home, his parents and siblings in order to establish a dream. With consideration about his future in the island of Puerto Rico, his guitar teacher recommended that his talent needed further exposure and in order to accomplish that he needed to move to the United States. With that in mind, he jumped in to an island jumper flight across the Caribbean, landed in Florida and continued his journey by train until he reached his final destination in New York City. Here he would establish himself with musical societies by repairing high-end stringed instruments and due to the global struggle he was enlisted to serve as a joiner on a federal shipyard during the world war. At the conclusion of the second world war, he opened a small shop specializing in concert guitars. This would be the start of his career as a world-class luthier and a legacy in the making.