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Thread #158850   Message #3760151
Posted By: cnd
21-Dec-15 - 11:10 PM
Thread Name: Why Musicians Put Their Name on Instrument?
Subject: Why Musicians Put Their Name on Instrmt?
I've been going through and watching a lot of old videos of Flatt and Scruggs playing, among others, and noticed that a lot of musicians back then had their names on their instruments. For example, Uncle Josh has his name on the Dobro Strap and Hylo Brown had his name at the base of the guitar. I'm sure you can think of some others. My question is, why did/do people do this, and who started it? My guess is that they did it so they could get credit immediately, but anyone know for sure? Also, do people still do this?