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  • Kitchener, Canada
  • Joined: May 2014
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I'm hobbyist, a back-porch songwriter driven to find old six-string spirit-callers with new songs in 'em. Through this store on Reverb.com I occasionally offer guitars (and stomps) that seem especially suited to channelling what folks once called "blue devils", those restless spirits that have inspired so much of American music.

Sometime in early 1984 I was sitting with a blind musician who also ran a music store in Oxford, Mississippi. I was plunking on a big vintage Gibson archtop he had for sale that had a crack in the top. It sounded great, throaty and yet articulate. But I kept coming back to the crack, it was bothering me that there was an 'imperfection". Ron, the blind cat, told me that archtop tops sometimes have to crack to find the place they are comfortable in and be able to really move, to get past tension that is holding them back. He said fixing that particular crack would probably change the guitar. I was young and sat there like a fool, worrying about that crack, my own tension holding me back. Still wish I had bought that guitar. Even more I wish I had heard what the man was telling me.

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Shipping Policy

Flat rate of $25.00 for guitars and $12.00 for most stomps shipping in the domestic US covers insurance and US Postal (Parcel Select for guitars, Priority for stomps). If you need something faster let me know and I will secure a quote. All international guitar shipments are $150.00 for insured US Postal Priority Express service. Some countries excluded - please ask first.

Return Policy

NEW ITEMS

Returnable within 14 days of delivery.

USED & VINTAGE ITEMS

Returnable within 7 days of delivery.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

Refunds

Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.

Note: Please check the return policy on each individual listing as some items may be sold "As-Described" and not eligible for a return.

Tax Policies

MS, US
7.0%