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For Sale:


Lee Cornell is selling Ed Cornell’s Guitars!


One is Martin D Custom Herringbone Quilted Mahogany and Sitka Spruce Used (2007)


The other one is a Bourgeois OM Country Boy Custom Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany Short Scale Sunburst Used (2015).


They are being sold on consignment by Down Home Guitars in Frankfort. Check the links above on the Down Home Guitar website for the prices, to see them, etc.




A second  hand upright bass in good condition for a new player. It’s for a young Dad with three Young children who has just been bit by the Bluegrass bug. Call Mary Beth at 1-815-263-4495          


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Local Bluegrass Radio:


Strictly Bluegrass & When Country Wasn't Cool with Larry Robinson on WCSF 88.7. The shows are heard every Sunday from Noon til 2pm (CT) at 88.7 FM. Please direct requests and comments to






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