Compay Segundo (November 18, 1907 – July 13, 2003), was a Cuban musician and songwriter. Segundo was born Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz and brought up in the city of Santiago de Cuba. He became a songwriter and performer, well-known to fans of Cuban music. He was also the inventor of the armónico, a seven-stringed guitar-like instrument. In his early years he played the guitar, the clarinet and the bongos. He also played the congas.