This was my guitar of the moment when I played with Don and The Goodtimes in 1963. It’s a Gibson ES-335 stereo model, and cost me about $300 new. It’s current value—if you could find one—is around $20,000.
Every now and then, you stumble upon a picture that, regardless of its artistic merit, works as a true portal into a time gone past. I found this one while doing research on a book set in Bakersfield, California in the mid-1950s.
In this most connected of times, an author can run but can’t hide from the flood of reviews by readers and book bloggers. A little scary, I must say. Which makes me all the more grateful for the overwhelming positive response from so many of you to my new book, The Forever Man. My eternal thanks!