JAN. 5 I RODRIGUEZ & SONS GUITARS I TRIBUTE
Honoring Rodriguez Sr.
Manuel Rodriguez Sr., the patriarch of Rodriguez & Sons Guitars, passed away on Dec. 25, 2008. He was 82.
Rodriguez was born in Spain, where he developed his skills as a luthier before arriving in the United State in the 1960s. As a custom classical guitar builder in Los Angeles, he developed a reputation for using traditional classical guitar-building techniques and incorporating modern technology.
In a statement released by the Rodriguez family, they recalled his modesty when he said, “I am just a guitar maker, and I am neither good nor bad at it.”
NAMM will post a video segment from Rodriguez’s 2003 oral history interview on its Web site. MI