We are so proud to be able to repair some of Jaco Pastorius’ instruments for his family. Here are some photos of his Koto, Bari Uke, Didgeridoo, restored by us and two Tabla drums that were restored by Raj Banjari.

Carlos has the burn to learn dobro guitar. The only problem is that he has no use of his fingers on either hand, so  I figured out a way to velcro the special slide to his one hand and a velcro pick like a thumb glove to his other, and voila! Smiles as big as the Grand Canyon.

Music soothes the soul again and a good day was had by all.

I moved my store to a new location. I am now at 3294 NE 33rd Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, at the end of Oakland Park Blvd and A1A. It is half a block west of Blue Jean Blues Night Club and also two blocks from the beach with art galleries, over a dozen small restaurants, and some cool little shops.

The new store offers twice the retail space, as well as rehearsal and lesson rooms. I plan on having open mic nights and music on the sidewalk on Friday and Saturday nights. All in all, it’s a new life style for me and my store, and I look forward to helping all of the South Florida musicians with their amps, guitars, and keyboards, as well as doing musical instrument repairs and sales. I am looking for consignment guitars and amps. I also want to connect with all the local luthiers and have a common place to sell locally-made instruments.

More news to follow.