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Fred Hellerman

Release Date: 08/01/00
Source: Sounding Board Newsletter Vol 9 - July 2000

Weavers guitarist Fred Hellerman, now one of the indisputed patriarchs of folk music. Fred visited Martin recently with his legendary 00-28G, a somewhat obscure Brazilian rosewood wide-necked classical guitar braced for nylon or gut strings (hence the "G"), but Fred liked it just fine with silk and steels.

Time and the extra tension took their toll on this guitar, so it’s back for some refurbishment, but it served Fred very well. He’s shown in the inset photo with the same guitar in its infancy.

His fellow Weavers are (clockwise from Fred) Ronnie Gilbert, Pete Seeger, and Lee Hays (who passed away in 1981).

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