Brewer clan visits Mapes in TN

Mapes Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Guitar stringsWhile visiting family, and attending the Brewer Family Reunion, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers were given a personal tour of the Mapes Piano Wire Company on August 1. Mapes manufactures string wire in Elizabethton, TN and supply all sorts of wire to popular instrument string companies like GHS, D’Addario, Ernie Ball, Yamaha, and many others.

Mapes introduced their new line of Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Guitar strings to the band during their tour. While in the guitar string section of the factory, Gary found out that Larry Sparks purchased a big shipment that was about to be shipped. He thought it’d be funny to leave a note in one of Larry’s packages for him to find, so that’s just what he did, inserting a note that read, “Packed special by Gary Brewer for Larry Sparks.”

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.