Precisely because of all that you’ve learned about him so far, one of the obstacles that Ds had to face was the lack of understanding and resistance from outside, which was reflected in various critiques. The multidisciplinary instrument maker acknowledges that there were experts and relevant personalities, the latter of whom could not understand what he was doing. Having gone through his particular time of assimilation, he believes that he has been able to gain many answers from these situations and has learned in the end to accept constructive criticism. “Failure can be healthy,” he says.
At the same time and with the progress of his creations, he also received a dose of “safety”. The confidence that he was awarded prizes and consideration by committees and experts of various disciplines outside his home. They were incentives to continue searching and to overcome the moments of doubt that keep reappearing.
And in this constant quest, the guitar maker on Tenerife had to find manufacturers who manufactured components that matched his instruments and not the other way round. There was an extensive contact with craftsmen and companies of the Spanish Peninsula, Germany, Brazil. And this led him to bring herrings from the United States.