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Juan Fernandez is pictured holding the first guitar he ever purchased, a 1969 Gibson SG. It also is his favorite guitar in his collection.
Live Your Passion | G - Guitar Enthusiast Juan Fernandez

Juan Fernandez purchased his first guitar about two weeks after moving permanently to the United States in 1992. However, it would be more than 10 years later before he learned how to play beyond the basics.

Today, he owns 12 guitars and plays the musical instrument every day–a pastime he now craves, as it helps him relax and spend some alone time.

The son of Juan Jose and Carmencita Fernandez, Juan grew up in La Linea de la Concepcion in the south of Spain. “The Rock of Gibraltar is a five-minute walk from my house,” he said.