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    Wonderful folks ... not just the Werbins ... but anybody who has answered the phone or responded to an email. Plus there's just so much available through the store. Congratulations Elderly and thanks to the Cafe for the article.

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    In the last 20 some years I've purchased instruments and accessories from Elderly. They always took care of me. One of these days I want to visit the store.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I remember the old store on Grand River Avenue, across from MSU. I used to hang there, and I still do at the "new" store in Old Town. I've lost track of how many guitars I bought there over the years. A great place to spend an hour or two.

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    I made the drive there almost 30 years ago, ended up trading some stuff for some other stuff. Had a list of wanted things for friends and did my best. Spent a great day there and everyone was really friendly. Played a lot of instruments and best part of all, Stan offered me a job. I had just set up my shop not long before and we were talking, I said I had a spray booth and Stan was jealous as they didn't. He asked if I would come there and work and bring my spray booth. We both had a good laugh and I had a great day and brought home some great instruments, some of which we still have.
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    I remember Stan as a banjo player in the Lost World String Band. They were influential in supporting the Michigan folk festivals: Hiawatha Traditional Folk Music Festival in Marquette and Wheatland Festival. Without them, our festival scene would have had few musical groups. Stan and the boys knew everyone, and they sure helped to make things happen.

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    Great article! I have a son that lives in Lansing and about two years ago I drove from N. Texas to Michigan to visit my son and his wife. We were able to visit Elderly's one afternoon. Talk about a kid in a candy store! It's an awesome place to visit. All I bought that day was an Elderly's ball cap, but I have purchased a mandolin, a tenor guitar, and a bass for another son from them. Great selection, and service. Well worth the visit. Thanks for the article.

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    Noting the one year anniversary of this terrific interview put together for us by Michael Eck.

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