Born and raised in Mexico City, Oscar Robles is a versatile multi-instrumentalist and music educator. He began on the acoustic guitar at a young age and went on to study classical guitar at Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM). As a teenager, Oscar resided in California for a brief stint, and it was there that he began playing electric guitar. He returned to Mexico and went on to form ‘Manglar,’ in 2002, a band that remained very much at the forefront of Mexico City’s world-beat scene for several years to come.
Though he had spent years experimenting with ‘tapping’ technique on electric guitars and alternative ways of tuning them, it wasn’t until Oscar moved to Canada that he made the leap to touch-style instruments. He recently adapted to the German-made U10 Touch Guitar.