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Thread #56478   Message #1358102
Posted By: GUEST,Mark Clark
15-Dec-04 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: 'The Grammer Guitar'
Subject: RE: 'The Grammer Guitar'
The only time I ever saw a Grammer guitar was at a bluegrass festival at the Knox Co. Fairgrounds near Knoxville, Il., around 1972 or '73. I was standing about 10 ft. behind the owner listening to a group perform. The owner was also standing and had the guitar slung over his back, Johnny Cash style. I watched in horror as the end pin came out and the guitar came crashing down on the wet graveled surface. I cried out and lunged for the guitar but I was too far away to be useful and the owner was too inattentive to respond. The head stock broke of smartly near the nut as it made its last big noise.

I think that was the shiniest guitar I've ever seen... well, shiny except for the gravel dents. <g>

      - Mark