Posted by Tim-mater on Friday, July 10, 2009
My work takes me to Missoula Montana once in a while. On my last trip I found a gem hidden away along the Clark Fork River... Greg Boyd (Greg Boyd's Fine Instruments www.gregboyd.com) This guy talks banjos, collects banjos, sells great banjos, and knows his stuff. Oh, did I mention talks banjos? I happily missed a meeting at work just talking banjos and pickin with Greg. (He brought out an origional RB1 five string... What could I do? I had to stay - I had to I tell ya). Greg was a pleasant host to my wife and I and made us feel like old friends.
He also has great Mandos, resos, flat tops, etc...
This treasure from the "Treasure State" is kinda hard to find so visit his web site to get the address and use your GPS. Clear out an afternoon and get ready to see some great banjos.
Saturday, July 11, 2009 @6:21:42 AM
Greg is a stand up guy. Personable and knowledgeable.
Saturday, July 11, 2009 @6:56:11 AM
I live in Msla and have been to Greg's shop a couple of times to pick up picks and stuff. On Thursday I stopped in to see what he had and ended up staying just to listen to him. I ran some ideas past him and he was more than willing to explain the pros and cons of what I was trying. Tim he pointed out that RB to me too. One stand up guy!
Saturday, July 11, 2009 @7:51:54 AM
Greg comes and puts on a great display of his instruments at Wintergrass every year, and it's a central gathering point of the festival. I've bought & sold with Greg and he's a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. It's also cool that he gets Jaraslov Prucha to join him at the booth most years, and it doubles the fun. I've always wanted to visit his shop in MT, and glad you had that chance Tim.
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