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My Best Friend Matt Lynn

2/8/19 6:50 PM

Matt Lynn 

It was summer 1969, I would be going into 7th grade. I started hanging around wih a neighborhhood kid named Matt Lynn. Matt played guitar and that is what we had in common. But he had a propensity for living on the edge. Knives, switchblades, fighting, smoking, were all on the table. Matt was kind of a big kid, I was always a little guy. We soon became best friends.

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My First NAMM Show

6/27/18 6:50 PM

 

My Very First NAMM Show

 

Well there we were…my good friend Keith and I at my aunts house…the van loaded with everything we needed to pull off my first NAMM Show.  The entire booth made of cloth covered pegboard panels, The Styrofoam Dean Winged Logo sign, tools, our luggage, and now a bunch of Finish Cracked Dean Guitars.

 

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Cram for NAMM

1/13/17 10:31 PM


Dean Zelinsky - We're Going to NAMM

 

- We're Going to NAMM -

NAMM CRISIS MODE

  

Marketing now on the table

So it’s late 1976, I’m 19 years old, diligently working day and night tooling up a guitar factory. Zan Skolnick, my marketing director, is now in place and the game is starting to change; things are ramping up. We are going to the NAMM show in January and the already voluminous task I had taken on just got super-sized. Working to get this monster going was on my schedule, but suddenly I had a drop-dead date to launch this Guitar Company – January 21st, 1977.


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