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Mechanic, Welder, and Guitar Maker | by blaine davis
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Mechanic, Welder, and Guitar Maker

Kamou, 29, works on a friend's scooter in the morning. The mechanic before him stripped one of the screw mounts for the exaust, so he has to find a way to fix the problem with what he has. Mechanics in Senegal have to be a lot more ingenious to be able to fix broken parts instead of replacing them.

Kamou also builds guitars from scratch, making the body from two cross-sections of a very large local gourd called a calabass.

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Taken on July 14, 2006