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Re: Bob Shane's Mossman
When I saw all those Martins on the wall at Mandolin Bros in the photo---it couldn't be THAT FAR "off topic"...thanks again!!...Joe P
Veered off topic, but....what the hell? It was my thread anyway!
I love to talk about old guitars.
Joe and Josh: Interesting discussion here, boys---thanks...Joe P
I loved the Vintage News! Elderly printed a nice one as well.
Now that Stan is gone, I wonder what the vintage landscape will look like when Stan Werbin and George Gruhn shuffle loose the mortal coil? They were the guitar weenie hat trick for over 40 years.
He really was, Josh.
My first time there, I didn't intend to buy anything. He encouraged me to play anything I wanted, and damned if I didn't walk out of there having bought a D-28.
He also published a newsletter, the Vintage News, in the pre-Internet days. It was well written, very funny and gave the reader a real education in vintage instruments. He is sorely missed. Stan sold Dave's VPS during Dave's last illness, and I'm pretty sure he sold several guitars for Bob. He said that if there had been no Kingston Trio, there would have been no Mandolin Bros.
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