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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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Dean Zelinsky - Setting up the Dean Guitar Factory


- Setting up the Dean Guitar Factory -

FROM REPAIRMAN TO FACTORY OWNER

  

It was 1976, I was nineteen years old.  Most of my peers were either in college or working in the trades…many were busy improving their drug and alcohol skills. None of that seemed right for me and I somehow thought I was ready to go into the guitar manufacturing business.  


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