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Sad to hear of Billy Grammar's passing this week. He was a great American guitar builder and will surely be missed by the acoustic guitar world.

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Yes, very interesting story behind his company and the instruments he produced for that relatively short span of time.

I agree Ray, I have a 1970 G10 Grammer and they are fine guitars. It's my hybrid Martin/Gibson since that's how Billy (according to things I've read) come to design the Grammer. Tore apart a Martin and a Gibson and combined the best of both. I bought it from the first owner in 1978 for $200. Billy's guitars were played by many music greats in their time.

:-)

 

I posted a picture over in the Small Body Guitar group.

 

http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/group/smallguitar?commentId=...

 

Hey there Jud fellow Seagullian.  :)

 

Gary

You're right Jud, the whole history behind the Grammer guitar is interesting, it even has ties to George Gruhn of Gruhn's guitars who was at one time a partner with I think a fellow that eventually bought the Grammer assets when they went out of business.

 

Gary

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