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Salvador Meza has been making guitars since he was a boy, but his leathery hands have never had to churn them out as fast as now – thanks to the hit movie "Coco". Meza, 41, is one of many renowned guitar-makers in the Mexican town of Paracho, which has been producing artfully crafted guitars since the 18th century.Since "Coco" had its world premiere in Mexico on Oct. 20, Meza says he has been sleeping three hours a night and has doubled his output from 50 guitars a week to 100 .Paracho, the "guitar capital of Mexico," makes nearly 1 million classical guitars a year, many exported to the United States.The man behind the original "Coco" guitar is German Vazquez, a Paracho native who emigrated to the United States 25 years ago, slipping over the border to chase the American dream.
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