Called Greg Boyd this morning and asked if he was open, I told him I was an hour away and he said I'll be there. So I loaded up the truck with my family and hit the road. after driving straight to the place, there was Greg himself, working on a sprinkler in the driveway. I introduced myself, and the wife and son, and in we went. (I used to have a friend that lives on the same street, but over 20 years ago.) What a great place! not the sort of place you would expect in western Montana. Stopped for a quick look and stayed for two hours. Greg is a wealth of information, and met my son play on a few instruments i myself would not have let him touch. He was kind and explained to the wife a number of points that I wasn't able to define well enough for her. I'm now looking at a Prucha, maybe not for Xmas, but in the near future. and maybe a mandolin. I have tried to tell my better half that you really have to hold and play something to make a real decision on purchase. NOW she understands some of my reasons for wanting the things I do. Sort of anyway. Greg is truly a treasure to have, and I think he will be a real asset and friend in the future. Much better than the other stores, and no high pressure to sell, just let us look and listen, and play. If you are in Missoula, I'd give him a call and check it out. E-mail me if you're in the country, and I'll try to meet you as well.
on “Foraging in Missoula Trip 2”
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 @1:58:10 AM
Hey Frank, Glad you stopped in to see Greg. I've been at his place a few times when I was traveling through Missoula. I bought a Prucha Legend from him and couldn't be happier. I also have a Prucha Premium open back.
I originally bought a Prucha because my teacher told me you got more banjo for your money from Prucha than anyone else. I think that is still true. I've been looking at prices of Gibsons, Deerings, and Pruchas. Gibson and Deering have gone up astronomically in the last couple of years. Pruchas have increased also, but not nearly as much. No...I'm not on his pay roll. But, I bet he'd be a great boss.
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