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    Default How Ricky Skaggs Got His 24 Gibson Loar F5 while in The New South

    No axe to grind here with Ricky Skaggs: love him to death! I've been curious how a guy playing bluegrass, and sometimes working part time could afford a Loar at that stage of his career. I stumbled on this piece that tells the story. Pretty interesting read that I thought I would share.

    The kicker: the guy selling the Loar was obliged to sell it
    because his wife wanted a new washer & dryer; Brother!

    http://www.myfoxla.com/Global/story.asp?S=24221354

    I did do a search on the forums and couldn't find anything close.

    For those who'd like to see that Loar in action shortly after he got it

    1994 Gibson F5L made by Bruce Weber's team


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    Default Re: How Ricky Skaggs Got His 24 Gibson Loar F5 while in The New S

    Cool story. I guess I wonder how the average bluegrasser buys a Loar today. Ricky had 10% and borrowed the rest. Today, I would need $17,500 down, and borrow $157,500 to buy the Loar listed in the classified. I can't do it. It doesn't matter. I can't pick like Ricky anyhow.
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    Default Re: How Ricky Skaggs Got His 24 Gibson Loar F5 while in The New S

    Bob, I`ve seen and heard you pick, don`t put yourself down, you can hang in there with any one else....

    Willie

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