1997 An Unexpected Surprise

-Contributed by Pete Bolenbaugh-

As I have been writing these posts, I’ve been wishing that I had paid more attention to things like types of wood and other sorts of details about the individual instruments Grandpa gave me.  However, the thing that I did pay attention to, whether I knew it at the time or not, was his unbelievable generosity.  When he gave me this guitar, I was at his house visiting.  I was playing it, as I usually did with the latest and greatest of his creations.  Before I knew it, he told me that I could have it since I didn’t already have a nylon string guitar.  I don’t know for sure, but I think that he decided to give it to me about 10 seconds before he told me I could have it.