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Oct 26, 2021 - 4:03:03 PM
132 posts since 7/27/2006

Are there any folks out there who collect early Bluegrass Unlimited Magazines? I’m wondering what the reasonable value might be for them. I’ve got some from 1968 up to the 1970’s I think…Great reading them again. A bluegrass history lesson for anyone wanting to get a view of what was being talked about back then. Just re-read a great article on “Finishing Acoustic Instruments” by Benny Cain from the March, 1968 issue… My friend Fred Geiger ran an ad in this issue offering a reward for the return of his TB-5 flathead Mastertone. Still hate to read that. I forget if he ever got it back? Need to call him on it. Great player.

Oct 26, 2021 - 5:52:53 PM

28 posts since 1/13/2005

1978 Doc Watson front cover...our band "Old Truck" page 6...I was the banjo player...Bob Reese....and still picking here in Florida.

Oct 26, 2021 - 6:06:03 PM

2794 posts since 4/7/2010

When I tried to sell a collection of Bluegrass Unlimited magazines a few years back, I found no interest and wound up giving them away at the Free Table at the Augusta Heritage Arts Workshops.

Bob Smakula

Oct 26, 2021 - 6:48:48 PM

1385 posts since 11/29/2004

Gotta find someone who is more interested in the history rather than what is happening today. I have a few collections that I'm awaiting for someone to love.


Oct 26, 2021 - 11:24:58 PM

16 posts since 5/26/2020

if you decide to just give them away, I'm in Danville Va and would be happy to take them off your hands!

Oct 27, 2021 - 2:43:49 AM

Jimmy Sutton


247 posts since 9/30/2013

I held on to the first 40 years and then had to give them away. Since then I gave them away as I read them. Since the recent change of ownership, in my judgement the magazine has gone down hill and is in the re-cycling bin almost on the same day that I receive it. I don't think I will be keeping up my subscription.

I do still have a pile of "Frets" magazine though.

Oct 27, 2021 - 1:59:41 PM

1052 posts since 10/5/2008

I bought some here on the hangout a few months ago. Here is the original listing.  I paid a total of $30.50, including shipping, for 42 issues.  I thought it was a pretty good deal. 

Edited by - danielburdett on 10/27/2021 14:04:02

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