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Re: Bob Shane's Mossman
Edited by Joe Connor on 7/11/2018, 4:48 pm
Hopefully, it will be a different story, Josh. My sense is that Mandolin Bros. was a one-man show (with a supporting cast) and that Stan Jay had no succession plan. One of the curiosities of Mandolin Bros. was that unlike Elderly, they had no Internet/mail order business for strings, parts and other accessories. The purchase and sale of high-end instruments was their business, and that required Stan's personality and expertise.
I'm sure what happened to Mandolin Bros. was a wake-up call for other dealers to have a succession plan or to sell to a responsible buyer before it's too late. No one who has built a business from the ground up wants to see it fall apart like that.
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