An Awesome Day - Black Stone Cherry Guitar Signing

Last Monday, September 18th, 2023, I received a message from a guy I attended high school with. Well really grade school all the way through to high school. Anyway, John messaged me asking if I would like to donate a guitar to raffle off for the Physical Therapy’s Lip Sync competition coming up in October. I said sure! Then…, 🥁🥁🥁🥁

Then he says I’m going to have Black Stone Cherry sign it then we’ll raffle it off to raise money. Uhhh…, uhmmmm, OMFG! 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 

THEN John messaged saying, “ok, it’s set. Can you be here in Glasgow this Saturday at 3:00?” 😳😱“We’ll meet with the band, they’ll sign your guitar, then they’re off to the UK for 3 weeks.” (this lead to 6 days of 😳😱😳😱😳😱😳😱😳😱 so I wasn’t very productive. Just too damned freaked out. I couldn’t figure out which to take! 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ I spent most of the week in a daze. Holy shit was about the extent of my thoughts the majority of the time. BSC is 4 guys from small towns in Kentucky not far from our shop that “hit the big time” so it was quite a thrill for us.)

So I took 4 guitars. Like I said, I wasn’t sure which to donate so thought I’d let them make that decision. Well it ended up with me being the final decision maker and I selected the guitar we named Watermelon. I also got them to sign Cherry Bomb. All 4 played Cherry Bomb acoustically. All 4 were impressed with the feel of the neck as well as the action and low string height. Others not in the band but played too we’re also impressed by that on both Watermelon and Cherry Bomb. Oh yeah, they liked the finishes as well. 😁 It was certainly a WOW kinda day.Just wow. (Btw, in case you didn’t know there’s a variety of watermelon called Blackstone. 😁)

Both guitars were created using water-based stain base, water-based tinted filler & sealer, with EM6000 water-based clear lacquer from Target Coatings, Inc. All of our guitars are built using these same products.

But these guys were awesome. I’d been told they were really down to earth and they are. And respectful, mannerly. It was yessir, thank you, and more. I’ll credit that to 2 things. Growing up in small communities in southern Kentucky and how they were raised. Although we were excited as a newborn calf to find mommas teet, those guys? Hey just another happy day in the neighborhood.

Did I feel like I was in the presence of guys that tour the world playing music for millions of people? No I did not. Honestly the “feel” of the atmosphere was more like the TV show Cheers. Yeah, but we’re actually in the parking lot of the Southgate  Plaza shopping center in Glasgow, KY. Freaking surreal. Oh, and no bar. 😂

They are playing smaller, more intimate venues on this trip to the UK. I can see why that would be very appealing to these guys. They really feel connected to their fans. I for one am forever grateful for the day and the experience. Thanks for contacting me and setting this up John. Much love and gratitude to you and all that were there on BSC’s “send-off”. ❤️🙏🏼

As soon as I have more info on the raffle and how y’all can snatch up some tickets I’ll let you know.

Thank you everyone for following my adventure. Never know where things will lead. ❤️🙏🏼

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