The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum continues with its fight to keep Bill Monroe’s mandolin.
According to a report on WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, TN, the museum has raised about $680,000 of the $1,100,000 needed to keep several prized instruments on display.
In addition to Monroe’s Lloyd Loar mandolin, Mother Maybelle Carter’s Gibson guitar and Johnny Cash’s guitar could both be lost by the museum.
As reported previously, the predicament stems from the forcing of Robert McLean’s estate into bankruptcy. The Murfreesboro investor donated funds for the instruments, but was accused of obtaining the money fraudulently.