escopetarra4pwPolished rosewood, guitar frets and strings are added to the shotguns and AK-47s reclaimed through Colombia’s peace process “turning tools of death into symbols of hope… As part of a United Nations program to promote peace, Luis Alberto Paredes receives the decommissioned rifles with the working parts wielded together for safety… Now, his distinctive instruments are sought by musicians worldwide.” Carlos Santana and Paul McCartney are on the long waiting list… (Sapa-AP or Reuters)

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