José Hernández is an undisputed pioneer in modern mariachi music. A proud fifth generation musician and accomplished trumpet virtuoso, he founded platinum selling, Grammy nominated Mariachi Sol de Mexico in 1981 and has since turned the genre into the international sensation it is today. He’s performed with some of the most recognized names in the industry, including Jose Feliciano, Selena, Willie Nelson, and The Beach Boys. Jose Hernandez is also committed to working with young musicians, developing a full line of instruments designed to bring mariachi music and its rich cultural heritage into classrooms everywhere.
José Hernández instruments include vihuelas, guitarrones, and violins in several series. The Cocula Series is ideal for students who are learning and need beginner instruments before they graduate to more intricate play styles. These instruments feature traditional tone woods and high quality tuning machines. Experienced students and musicians should look to the Signature Series for more professional styled instruments. These feature upgraded hardware, beautiful details like abalone inlay, and even an autograph from José Hernández.