'Coco' guitar craftsman receives hero's welcome in Mexican hometown

The Mexican town of Paracho paid homage to their local hero German Vazquez Rubio, who created the guitar which featured in the Disney film 'Coco', footage filmed on Sunday reveals. Vazquez Rubio returned to his hometown last weekend after 40 years away and was welcomed with open arms. He even received an award for boosting the town's tourism industry. «I'm very excited, with a lump in my... Еще throat, because the emotion invades my heart, and it is something I did not expect,» Rubio told the crowds. Many excited locals asked Vazquez Rubio to sign their guitars, with the craftsman happily obliging. 65-year-old Vazquez Rubio gained international recognition as the creator of the guitar featured in Disney's 2017 hit 'Coco'. The animated film has received rave reviews and boosted the small town's guitar sales as well as its tourist industry. Vazquez Rubio has admitted that designing and manufacturing of the guitar featured in the film set Disney back a whopping US $20,000 (€16,000 EUR).

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