César López played a guitar made from a decommissioned Winchester rifle, once used by an ELN guerrilla, that was surrendered to the city of Bogotá under a guns-for-food buyback program. He has given several such instruments to prominent musicians.

He gets guns to play song of peace

For Colombian musician, it's no metaphor

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan
Globe Staff / June 11, 2006

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BOGOTÁ -- Guns for peace may sound like an oxymoron, but César López has a vision. Why not transform a tool of war into an instrument for peace? (Full article: 1001 words)

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